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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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UK universities stand to lose billions if the pandemic keeps foreign students away

May 12, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of foreign students may not enroll at British schools in the next academic year.
A deserted All Souls College at Oxford University. Oxford has a large endowment, but foreign students make up 40% of those enrolled.
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Campus chaos: International students navigate COVID-19 closures

Mar 18, 2020
Whether they're heading home or finding a way to remain on campus, international students have had their semesters upended by COVID-19.
When news broke that Harvard was shutting down in-person classes for the rest of the semester, international students had to figure out how they would stay on campus or depart.
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Colleges worry visa system could deter international students

Nov 14, 2019
College leaders do not want to lose out on some one million overseas students.
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U.S. colleges and universities are increasingly competing for international students

Nov 13, 2018
As colleges and universities around the globe put out the welcome mat for college and grad students from abroad, attracting those students is increasingly a marketing headache for schools in the U.S. Questions about racism, visas and the vibe on campus are suppressing international student enrollment here. The loss of revenue is hurting schools and […]
Pedestrians walk past a Harvard University building on Aug. 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
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With international student enrollment declining in the U.S., intensive English programs feel the pinch

May 16, 2018
For the first time in over a decade, new international student enrollment at US colleges and universities declined last year. Intensive English language programs felt the drop first.
English language students listen to their teacher Susan Squires at the English Center June 16, 2006 in Miami, Florida. 
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