Rarely have international students in the UK had so much media attention. Public debates over funding for UK universities alongside government pledges on controlling net migration have rendered international higher education a hot topic.
This is welcome, but has been accompanied by the erroneous idea that internationalisation of higher education is purely about foreign student recruitment and that this is somehow bad for Britain. This is simply wrong. For UK universities to retain their leading position globally and for young people in the UK to have the best student experience, it is important to dispel a number of misconceptions and myths that persist.