There are fewer visas, but Chinese students still want a U.S. education

Feb 19, 2021
Chinese students spend years mapping out the path to U.S. colleges. The pandemic has disrupted all of that.
"Contemplation in the afternoon," is one of the many pieces of art Li Jiayan has posted on social media in hopes of getting more freelance work while she figures out the next steps in her study plans.
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Colleges worry about loss of foreign student cash and skills with visa decision

Jul 7, 2020
International students are being given the option to transfer to a university that is holding in-person classes.
Georgetown University, above, is one of the U.S. colleges planning on offering hybrid classes in the fall — some in-person and some online.
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For international students staying in the U.S., COVID-19 closures led to a scramble for housing

Mar 31, 2020
As schools closed, some students wondered: Where should I go next?
Not all international students could afford to return home after campuses closed.
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Colleges try to reassure international students

Mar 28, 2017
Foreign applications drop amid fear and uncertainty over Trump policies.
Polina Kaniuka, 28, a graduate student from Ukraine, at an event aimed at reassuring international students at Indiana State University.
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Signs of decline in international student applications have colleges worried

Mar 14, 2017
For a while now, universities and colleges have been concerned about international applicants and whether they’d be scared off by the politics surrounding immigration to the U.S. Now we have some signs those fears are founded. A new survey of about 250 schools finds about 40 percent of them have seen international applicant numbers drop […]

Foreign students may have a tougher time finding jobs in the U.S.

Jan 3, 2017
Since 2015 the U.S. has received close to 500,000 H1B visa applications. Only a third have been granted.
Arizona State University’s international student population has more than doubled in the past five years, from nearly 5,000 in 2011 to more than 12,000 in 2016. These students attended an ASU career fair in 2013.
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Foreign students eye U.S. election with caution

Oct 17, 2016
U.S. colleges need international students more than ever.
A sports stadium at Indiana State University (ISU), home of the Indiana State Sycamores, is seen. Nearly half of international students at ISU are Saudi. Saudi enrollment was down four percent this year at the school and is expected to drop again next year.

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U.S. expands foreign STEM grad job training program

Mar 11, 2016
A new DHS rule extends the window for for foreign STEM grads' on-the-job training.
A new DHS rule extends the window for for foreign STEM grads' on-the-job training.
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Foreign students with temporary work permits get an extension

Jan 25, 2016
Government rules that let students gain experience in the STEM fields are in flux.

A computer glitch spells trouble for visitors to the U.S.

Jun 22, 2015
State Department says technical experts are working around the clock to fix it.