Weekly News Round-Up: July 6, 2023

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By Shorelight Team
Published on July 6, 2023

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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US: New survey shows international student recruitment shifting to India in 2023

For anyone following the numbers, this news shouldn’t be a surprise. Schools across the US have seen a flattening in the Chinese market and have begun focusing more recruitment efforts in India and other emerging countries like Nigeria. China remains a top priority, but US schools are increasingly looking at other markets.

“At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, the #1 priority recruitment market in 2023 is India. The focus on India is more intense at the graduate (77%) level than at the undergraduate level (57%). This dovetails with CGS research indicating that Indian students are driving applications and enrolment growth in the US at the graduate level. In fall 2022, for example, Indian students accounted for 38% of all graduate applications to master’s and doctoral programmes. At the undergraduate level, mentions of Vietnam as a priority market weren’t too far behind (48%) mentions of India, and South Korea (41%), Brazil(40%), and China (39%) are clearly top priorities as well. Recruitment in Nigeria is less intense at the undergraduate (29%) than graduate level (37%). International students studying in the US at the high-school level (55%) and at the undergraduate level(37%) are also key prospects for US undergraduate programmes.”

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Education Secretary says US to use ‘whatever pathway we can’ on student loan relief

This interview discusses options the administration is considering to address student debt. It isn’t going to happen overnight, but they are still trying to find a way to offer some relief.

“Hours after the ruling, the White House announced three debt relief proposals: create a legal workaround to debt forgiveness, institute an income-driven repayment plan and establish an “on-ramp” for borrowers to ease back into making monthly payments that were suspended during the pandemic.”

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IIE - Spring 2022 Snapshot on International Educational Exchange

International student enrollment is on the rise. IIE’s report takes a look at current trends for schools across the US.

“Now available, the Spring 2022 Snapshot on International Educational Exchange highlights current trends in international student mobility at U.S. colleges and universities. IIE’s Mirka Martel and Julie Baer highlight the continued return to in-person student mobility to and from the United States in 2022 and support to current and prospective international students affected by COVID-19 and the Ukraine crisis.”

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