Weekly News Round-Up: December 8, 2022

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on December 8, 2022

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

U.S. Department of Education Launches New Initiative to Enhance STEM Education for All Students

STEM is driving international student growth in many countries worldwide and is driving reforms in post-graduation options for international students. It is important to see the US Department of Education setting its sights on STEM for domestic students. 

“Research shows how a sense of belonging in rich and rigorous classrooms is directly correlated to students’ long-term academic success. Moreover, the Department’s Civil Rights Data Collection continues to demonstrate that students of color and students with disabilities are disproportionately excluded from learning opportunities in STEM,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten. “Today, we are saying unequivocally to all students and educators that they belong in STEM and that they deserve to have rigorous and relevant educational experiences that inspire and empower them to reach their full potential as productive, contributing members of our nation’s workforce.”

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Study Abroad: 5 nations that offer world’s best courses at affordable prices

December 3, 2022

It is always important to stay on top of our competition. Understanding what’s driving international students, including the cost of tuition, matters. 

“While planning higher education in foreign universities, at times, money becomes a significant constraint. Considering courses in the US and the UK colleges are usually expensive, years of financial planning are needed to create a corpus, or students have to resort to very high education loans, which they have to continue paying for years to come.”

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The U.S. MBA Programs With The Most International Students

December 6, 2022

At Shorelight, we have been following academic trends by international students, including higher enrollment numbers in graduate programs. This article confirms international enrollment is increasing rapidly in business graduate programs.

“Two years ago, in the crucible of the coronavirus pandemic, nearly half — 12 — of the leading business schools in the U.S. had 25% or fewer international students in their full-time MBA programs. Two years later, not one of those schools had so few, with all but two reporting more than 30% international enrollment, and half now with 40% or more.”

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