By and large, international student enrollment in U.S. universities has been growing steadily for the past 60 years. (We acknowledge a few years during the six decade period that show a minor decline.) We just got back from another exciting and well attended national Nafsa conference in St. Louis which confirmed the incredible interest by academic institutions in internationalizing their campus and growing international student enrollment. Yet, as our summer and fall efforts to recruit heat up, we need to throw a little bit of cold water to dampen our excitement, if that metaphor works for you.