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A Companion to the International Higher Education Consulting Blog

International Higher Education Consulting is an informative services company that has served a wide range of clients -- from higher education institutions to higher education organizations.  I deliver high-quality results in an affordable, time sensitive manner.  I specialize in social/new media use in campus internationalization and organizational advancement efforts, study abroad program evaluation, international education outcomes assessment and research, international student service operations, international scholarship/fellowship competitions, diversity issues and undergraduate student housing and residential life.  I also assist with academic copyediting and literature reviews for research and other projects.

International Higher Education Consulting and companion Blog also serve as a clearinghouse for information on international educational exchanges.  Special arrangements may be made for access to my extensive library collection which contains many rare and historical publications in the field.  Donations of personal and organizational collections have already been made and are welcome!

In the Headlines and Other News

Study Abroad Participation Up, Except Among Minority Students

45 Cross-Cultural & International Bloggers To Watch In 2010

Instant Connections

Top U.S. Producers of Fulbright Students 2009-2010

Fulbright Program applications increase among Tufts students

Profiles in International Education at Wandering Educators

International Higher Education Consulting Blog listed on “100 Best Higher Education Blogs” by Online Degrees Hub & listed on Learn Me Good “25 EDU Blogs Worth Reading” blog post.

International Higher Education Consulting Blog nominated in the Top 100 International Exchange and Experience Blogs competition for 2009 and voted #10 in competition!


International Education Blogs & News


19 Students Win Fulbrights


The Ambassadors


Changing the Face of Study Abroad


Top Producers of Fulbright Awards for U.S. Students, 2008-2009


Academic Credentials and Advancing Your Career in International Education: To PhD or not to PhD, that is the Question

Diversifying Study Abroad, The Data-Driven Way

Twenty in College get Fulbright Fellowships

Top Producers of Fulbright Awards for U.S. Students, 2007-2008

U of C Wins 19 Fulbright Fellowships 

IIE Convenes Advisory Group on Open Doors Study Abroad Survey

Final Tally: Chicago a Leader in Fulbrights

Top Producers of Fulbright Awards for U.S. Students, 2006-2007


College Fulbright Scholars Carry on Teaching, Research Tradition


Products/Tools for Institutions & Organizations

Tool for Institutions & Organizations to Assess Diversity of Participants in Ed. Abroad ©


Fellowship/Scholarship Resources for International Students 



Global Perspectives Inventory (GPI) ©

by Larry A. Braskamp, David C. Braskamp, and Kelly Carter Merrill

See my presentation on GPI from the 2008 NAFSA confernce here


Educating Study Abroad Participants to Serve as Citizen Diplomats: Strategies for Campus-Based Study Abroad Administrator

by Erika Mercer ©


Education Abroad Annotated Bibliographies

International Education Bibliography -New and Growing RefWorks Bibliography

Education Abroad and It's Value in the Job Market ©

Faculty Members Abroad ©

Female Students Abroad ©

GLBTQ Students Abroad ©

Heritage Seeking in Education Abroad ©

Research on Underrepresentation in Education Abroad: An Annotated Bibliography © (1)  (2) (3)

Research Bibliographies and Abstracts on Study Abroad ©

Annotated Bibliography of Research on International Students in the U.S. ©

Links of Interest


Prior to forming International Higher Education Consulting I completed

projects for:


The Forum on Education Abroad

The Center for Global Education

Loyola Marymount University


Office of the Dean of the College

The University of Chicago





David Comp

Chicago, Illinois


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Presentations at numerous national and regional academic and professional conferences, colloquiums and convocations.


Invitations to attend and present at the American Council on Education (ACE) Roundtable for International Education Researchers, the National Security Education Program (NSEP) Midwest Convocation and the Academy for Educational Development (AED) Colloquium on Diversity in Education Abroad. 

Service and leadership on multiple committees and task forces in higher education associations such as NAFSA: Association of International Educators and The Forum on Education Abroad.  Service on the national review committees of the National Flagship Language Initiative (NFLI) Fellowship and the Critical Language Scholarship.  Serve as consultant to the Standards Committee of the Forum on Education Abroad.


Published in the Guide to Outcomes Assessment in Education Abroad, A History of US Study Abroad: 1965 to Present (forthcoming), the Journal of Studies in International Education and in Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad (forthcoming)

 and member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Studies in International Education.


 Quoted, interviewed or consulted by The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, International Educator, The Times of India, The University of Chicago Chronicle, Chicago Maroon, CLTV, The Core–College Magazine of The University of Chicago, Wandering EducatorsAsiaLearn, Tufts Daily, Cindy King and Manitou Heights.