The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is the web-based tool that the Department of Homeland Security uses to maintain information on F and M students in the United States. This data includes the students' country of citizenship, what U.S. school they attend, what they study and more.
Mapping SEVIS by the Numbers provides an interactive map that illustrates trends and information on international students studying in the United States using data from the quarterly SEVIS by the Numbers reports. Information can be viewed at the continent, region and country level. The map also includes information on the gender and education level breakdown for students from each geographical area.
Use the directions below to start using the map.
How to use the interactive map
To view the map, click here.
According to the latest SEVIS by the Numbers report, more than 1.13 million F and M visa students study in the United States. Who are these 1.13 million students? Read more.
WASHINGTON – “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report on international students studying in the United States, was released Wednesday by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The report highlights February 2015 data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a Web-based system that includes information about international students, exchange visitors and their dependents while they are in the United States.
CHECK THIS: New this edition, users can also visit the Study in the States website to review international student data from “SEVIS by the Numbers” via an interactive mapping tool.
A Summary of the Data
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Just an FYI…Blessings, Julie
From: Will Goldstein [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2015 8:53 AM
Subject: Free Church Service Sheet Music PDF Songbooks
Check out and download for free some new Christian sheet music pdf songbooks for your church worship services at The King’s Court.
These songs are registered with CCLI. The King’s Court received reports of 334 usages in churches worldwide from US, Canada, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, and Southern Africa in the last bi-annual statement from CCLI.
Currently, you can download 3 free pdf sheet music songbooks online - 78 songs. Approximately 500 more songs will be added to The King’s Court catalog and placed in in more volumes soon. For those interested, please bookmark site for future downloads.
Current free pdf download songbooks:
1) Christ, Our Savior Songbook
2) Old Testament Bible Heroes
3) The King Is Here
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By Aubrey Way
In East Asia, there is a phrase frequently used by college students as they anticipate graduation and the job hunt: zou hou men (走后门). Literally, it means “go in through the back door.” It refers to using relational connections (guanxi) to gain some advantage in a situation. For instance, these connections can help one find a job. While in the U.S. we might say, “It’s not what you know; it's who you know,” that phrase is exponentially truer in East Asia.
Zou hou men can certainly have negative connotations, but at its root the phrase belies a difference in values between the cultures in the U.S. and East Asia. Americans often prioritize laws at the expense of relationships. Asians often prioritize relationships at the expense of laws. These are broad generalizations to be sure, but they are not completely without merit. The prevalence of zou hou men in East Asia is a prime example of favoring relationship over law (the law of the meritocracy).
When we talk about the gospel in the U.S., we almost always talk about it as an issue of law. God gave us the rules, we broke them, Jesus kept them, but he still subjected himself to the penalty on our behalf, so that we could be freed from the penalty. It is no surprise that many of the most influential figures in Western theology, at one point were, or were on their way to becoming lawyers (Tertullian, Luther, Calvin, etc.). For a culture whose dominant paradigm is the law and rights, this seems appropriate. How might this be different for a culture with a different dominant paradigm?
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