Varghese, N. V. (2008). Globalization of higher education and cross-border student mobility (pp. 1-34). Paris: Unesco, International Institute for Educational Planning.
Cross- Border higher education has become and important mode for globalizing higher education. It occurs when a provider, program, course material, teacher, or student goes beyond the national
boundaries. Based on the data on student mobility, the paper attempts to discuss the patter of cross-border student flows and some plausible explanations for the observed patterns. The article
discusses how previously during the period of globalization was soley based on market- driven
activity and at times on commercial activity as well. The recent changes in the flow of cross- border students indicate that the dominant flow continues to head towards Europe, and the USA. However countries such as Australia and New Zealand are becoming attractive options for overseas students. These changes in the direction of flow are influenced more by the cost of education than by political considerations. Many institutions in some of the host countries rely heavily on the income brought by the cross border education students.