Higher education in the country is expensive and requires significant investment from the part of those in need of higher education. On the other hand there are recognized high quality higher educations in other countries, mainly in middle income countries. Eg. capetawn, Witwatersrand, Stellenbosch , KwaZulu-Natal universities from south Africa, and more others in other English speaking countries. Higher education cost in such universities are low compared to universities in USA. Average annual tuition fee in South African university was around 5000 USD, while the average cost in the USA is 20,000 USD. This is why some are traveling abroad to benefit from low cost high quality higher educations.
Bringing such high quality low cost higher education to the USA will increase access of higher education for those in need. One way of bringing low cost higher education is through partnership between universities in the US and recognized university abroad, either through online education or through other arrangements. The best/and most feasible way for such partnership is to facilitate online learnings from such universities. Generally online education by itself is a low cost and it will decrease the above mentioned costs with more than half. Which will make higher education accessible for everyone at very low price.
There will be curriculum differences between the two universities which needs to be addressed. While attending my online higher education program from Indian university, I had to go through courses exclusively teaching about India, its education system, culture, administrative system etc which has little relevance for me. Such courses would have been replaced with other courses by partnering university from my country.
Existing problems with curriculum and gaps in quality should be addressed by the university in the US.