October 13, 2011
Pierre Du Jardin has infused his office at Suffolk University with the flavor of Senegal. Wooden masks hang on the walls, and Du Jardin’s soft accent evokes the official French language of the country. But if his 104 African students, all new to Boston this semester, do not feel quite at home on campus, it is hard to blame them.
George Mason University left the United Arab Emirates two years ago, before its inaugural class could graduate. Troy University has closed three branches in the past year, in Guam, Sri Lanka, and Germany. Texas Tech University plans to shutter its own German outpost by 2012.