Karin Fischer is a higher-education journalist and a research associate at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley. She focuses on international education, including American colleges’ activities overseas, the globalization of the college experience, international systems of higher education, and study abroad. Her extensive reporting on international-student recruitment and the experience of foreign students in the United States has been collected in a special publication, Chinese Journey: Student Migrations, Family Dreams and What Happens Next. She also writes about U.S. higher education policy and the relationship between colleges and the economy. Her work has appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times, EdSource, the Washington Monthly, and University World News, and she's the author of a weekly newsletter on global education, latitude(s).
Ms. Fischer is a recipient of the East-West Center’s Jefferson Fellowship for reporting in Asia and the International Reporting Project fellowship. Her work has been honored by the Education Writers Association, the National Press Foundation, and the Poynter Institute. She is a graduate of Smith College, in Northampton, Massachusetts.