Weekly News Round-Up: March 16, 2023

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By Shorelight Team
Published on March 16, 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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Secretary Blinken And Secretary Cardona Letter To School Superintendents Encouraging International Exchanges

This could open the door for a larger number of international students graduating from US high schools interested in continuing their college education in the US!

“Every young student wants the chance to come study in a U.S. high school classroom and to live with an American host family. For these three fully funded programs, we select only the best and the brightest to be placed at outstanding U.S. schools around the country. In addition, more than 20,000 privately funded high school students come to the United States under the BridgeUSA program.”

Get the full story at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs >

New Loan Scheme To Help Africans Study In The US To Launch Soon

8B Education Investments, plans to provide up to US$30 million in loans to help African students afford an international degree earlier this year. It appears they are just about ready to launch their first programs. Their plan to invest in 18 to 23-year-olds will encourage and increase mobility for African students to access higher education abroad. 

“It’s necessary for Africa to partake in shared prosperity,” the Kenyan-born founder and CEO Lydiah Bosire told financial media company Benzinga. “I started 8B in order to fill in gaps I saw from my own experiences as a student who sought to transform the world.”

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Over 200,000 International Students Studied Math & Computer Science In US During 2021/22

Our teams are always looking at what is driving demand from international students. This article confirms what we already understand -- the demand for STEM programs by international students continues to rise.

“US universities and colleges offer a wide range of study programs, from engineering to arts. Out of 948,519 international students in the United States during the academic year 2021/22, a total of 200,301 chose to study mathematics and computer science, according to the Open Doors report released by the Institute of International Education (IIE).”

Get the full story on Erudera >