Weekly News Round-Up: December 15, 2022

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on December 15, 2022

Each week the Shorelight team rounds up trusted headlines on the latest in international education and all things impacting students and universities.

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International students are returning to the United States, but will that last?

December 12, 2022

This article examines the recent Open Doors data and then provides a deeper dive into some key areas, such as graduate growth and Chinese students.

“Despite the rebound in the United States, there are broader trends shaping future movement of international students across the globe, according to specialists. For the past two decades, China, India and South Korea have been the top three countries from which students have chosen to study in the United States, says Krishna Bista, a higher-education researcher at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. However, there were 9% fewer students from China last year than in the 2020–21 academic year.”

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Trump’s war on legal immigration is his most enduring legacy

December 15, 2022

“Those policies have created an ethereal barricade that has caused an immense buildup of pressure at the border, pressure that the Biden administration is now left trying to relieve. Given the strain that the U.S. immigration system was already under, after years of neglect in favor of a militarized hardening of the border, it’s easy to presume that a sudden massive uptick of applicants would overwhelm it.”

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Looking ahead to 2023: Here’s what’s in store for higher education

Predicting the future of higher education has been a challenge in recent years. Funding cuts, domestic student declines, and the pandemic have weighed heavily on administrators across the US. This article provides a bit of 2022 reflection and a look into 2023.

“This year, institutions have had to reevaluate their value proposition,” says Christi Ford, vice president of academic affairs at D2L, an online learning and teaching software company. “As enrollments have fallen in recent years, institutions have needed to find ways to appeal to students—in many cases that’s included embracing technology in new ways as well as implementing more career-based curricula.”

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