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 US foreign enrolment once again exceeds one million students

US foreign enrolment once again exceeds one million students

During the pandemic, international students numbers in the US dipped below the one-million student mark (as of fall 2020) for the first time since 2014. However, new data...

 AIRC releases best practices guidance for US institutions

AIRC releases best practices guidance for US institutions

The American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) has issued new guidelines to help colleges and universities to manage their international enrolments: “AIRC International Enrollment Management (IEM) Standards for U.S....

 Foreign enrolment in US rebounded in 2021/22 and is approaching pre-pandemic levels

Foreign enrolment in US rebounded in 2021/22 and is approaching pre-pandemic levels

International student enrolments in the US grew by 4% in 2021/22 compared with the previous year according to data from the just-released Open Doors® 2022 Report on International...

 Are too few international students aware of the advantages of US community colleges?

Are too few international students aware of the advantages of US community colleges?

The number of international students enrolled at US community colleges fell to 60,170 in the 2020/21 academic year, representing the steepest decline among institutional types in a time...

 EnglishUSA advances sector-specific recommendations for federal policy makers

EnglishUSA advances sector-specific recommendations for federal policy makers

The EnglishUSA board recently ratified a series of five policy recommendations for US government agencies. The peak body’s recommendations were in turn presented at the EnglishUSA Stakeholders Conference...

US: Indian enrolments surging for fall 2022 as Chinese numbers decline

The latest data release from the US Customs Student and Exchange Visitor Immigration Program (for September 2022) indicates that Indian enrolments are surging in the US. Chinese enrolments,...

Students grappling with effects of a strong US dollar

All indicators point to surging demand for study abroad among pandemic-weary college students. However, it is increasingly clear that devalued currencies, inflation, and knock-on effects of the Russia/Ukraine...

US visa processing delays worsening at midpoint of 2022

A new analysis from the Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, shows that wait times for US visa processing have now reached their worst point since the...

Most US colleges report increasing numbers of international student applications for 2022/23

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has released its Spring 2022 Snapshot on International Educational Exchange, based on a survey conducted in April of 559 US higher education...

US: English language enrolments remained well below pre-pandemic levels in 2021  

The latest annual survey data from the Institute of International Education (IIE) indicates that there were 5.3% more international students in US Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in 2021...

Visa processing delays a hurdle for major study abroad destinations this year

There is a growing disconnect between pent-up demand for study abroad and significant visa processing delays in the countries students want to study in. As a result, agents...

US extends COVID guidance around online and hybrid programmes for 2022/23 academic year

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced earlier this month that its March 2020 guidance for F and M visa class students, and...

US visa data indicates international enrolments down marginally in 2021

After enduring a nearly 18% drop in foreign enrolments in 2020, US educators – at least in higher education – began to see room for optimism in 2021...

Most international students in the US want to stay after graduation but worry about getting a job

How are international students feeling about studying in the US? A survey-based research report for Interstride, “Is studying in the US worth it? International students on the “value”...

US: More international STEM students will be granted three-year OPT

Effective immediately, the US’s Optional Practical Training programme (OPT) is expanding to allow more international students – in more STEM-related fields of study – to remain in the...