U.S. institutions of higher education are being asked, increasingly, for help by counterpartinstitutions overseas. Sometimes the requests are to fund local projects; sometimes for tuition waiversfor faculty to pursue advanced degrees. Often the true intent of the request is different than theexpressed request. Sometimes the request is sincere but the benefits to both universities are notevident. Often the administrators or faculty members at one university have a difficult timedetermining if (and how) they should respond to the request.