The last 12 months have seen huge political change across the world. The election of President Trump and the ensuing policies, the referendum in the UK to end membership of the EU and rises to tuition fees in Australia have all resulted in a change to the student perception on studying abroad. This paper examines the current policies and legislation across the world and the causes and effects on global student mobility. What are the views of students on studying overseas? How can Universities adjust to the changes and protect and secure their international student pipeline? What are the messages that need to be conveyed to international students to ensure that they know the facts and not just the rhetoric? This paper will guide you through the maze of information and provide you with the facts and recommendations to enable your institution to continue with a successful international student recruitment strategy.