NPR

Enrollment By International Students In U.S. Colleges Plummets

The pandemic is a major reason, but the number of international students has been falling for years.
Source: Grace Heejung Kim for NPR

Nikita Chinchwade moved from India to the U.S. last fall to get a master's degree.

"It had been a dream of mine for a very long time because of the quality of education here," she says.

The U.S. has historically been a top destination for international students. At last count there were more than a million. They're attracted by the high-tech facilities and opportunities for research; the easy, nonhierarchical interaction between faculty and students; and the open, social e­nvironment on campuses.

But this year, in a of more than 700 colleges and the Institute of International Education found total international enrollment plummeted 16% between fall of 2019 and fall of 2020. Statistics on new international students was even grimmer — a 43% drop. Tens of thousands have deferred enrollment.

Você está lendo uma amostra, registre-se para ler mais.

Mais de NPR

NPRLeitura de 2 minsPopular Culture & Media Studies
Want To Send A Mean Tweet? Twitter's New Feature Wants You To Think Again
Twitter released a new feature that detects potentially offensive replies on its service and asks users to review a message before sending.
NPRLeitura de 3 minsAmerican Government
Harris' Broadband Push Could Be Political Windfall — Or Pitfall
Vice President Harris is leading the White House push on a $100 billion broadband plan — an assignment that could burnish her deal-making bona fides, but also comes with some political risks.
NPRLeitura de 3 minsMedical
On The Road, At The Ballpark: Americans Celebrate Vaccinations, Lifting Businesses
Newly vaccinated Americans are spending more freely on restaurants, travel and live entertainment. That should give a boost to pandemic-scarred service industries.