About this webinar:

Since early 2017, a series of U.S. government changes in visa and immigration policies, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Travel Ban, has affected current and prospective international students. WES researcher Makala Skinner will examine the results of these changes and offer specific actions higher education institutions can take to support students in the current political environment.

Gain insight into:

  • Select visa and immigration changes affecting international students
  • How the current political climate is impacting international student enrollment trends
  • How universities and colleges can support students affected or concerned by the travel ban



makala skinner

Research Associate, WES

Makala Skinner is an international higher education researcher specializing in education in emergencies, student support services, and student mobility trends. Prior to WES, she taught English in South Korea and Turkey for two years, and she worked as a college counselor for first-generation university students. Makala earned a master’s degree in international educational development from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in English from George Washington University.