Weekly News Round-Up: October 28, 2022

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on October 28, 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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Chinese Agent Survey Highlights Important Trends For Student Recruitment This Year

October 26, 2022

There has been a lot of talk about the drop in international students coming from China. In the US, Chinese students still make up the largest cohort of international students studying in the US. This article reviews a survey conducted among Chinese Agents in May of 2022. It provides a good analysis of where the US stands along with our global competitors. It is worth the read!

Overall, agents said that in the first half of 2022, of six possible destinations, Chinese students were most interested in going to Canada and the UK, as shown in the chart below. However, Singapore is very popular, garnering the highest proportion of agents saying they “strongly agree” that there was more student interest in Singapore than in other destinations in the past two months.”

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5 Enrollment Trends To Keep An Eye On For Fall 2022

October 25, 2022

This article doesn’t apply to international students but does provide valuable data on current HE enrollment trends for Fall 2022. 

“The topline figure hides some interesting enrollment trends at play this fall. For instance, while community colleges still saw a slight decline, it’s much smaller than the double-digit decreases these institutions incurred in the pandemic’s early days. And some institutions — such as historically Black colleges and universities — actually saw enrollment gains this term. “

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EnglishUSA - ELP Specific Recommendations To US Federal Agencies

October 12, 2022

English language programs in the US play an important role in international education. With the changing trends in international education, the time has come for the US to create a national strategy with a focus on the importance of these programs.

“Post-secondary, accredited U.S. intensive and pathway English language programs are essential to serving the diverse linguistic needs of international students and scholars and play an important role in the U.S. commitment to international education. Some serve as an access point into the U.S. higher education system, while others offer short-term opportunities to learn English for personal or professional development. However, all create innovative English language offerings that support U.S. higher education institutions, businesses, and international partnerships.”

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Is College Worth It? Voters Are Split.

October 24, 2022

Education in the US has been fighting an uphill battle for many years. For higher education, battles have been taking place with state and federal agencies as well as with the hearts and minds of the public. In the last decade, the partisan divide in the US has grown, and today seems stronger than ever. HE is one of the areas that has been impacted by partisan politics. This survey dives into the role of HE in the US and how partisan views are shaping perceptions.

“For the past two decades, a voter’s level of education has become an increasingly important predictor in how he or she votes. But we found that the divide is about more than just the level of education someone has: Americans have diverging attitudes about the role higher education itself plays in American society. Like other divides we’ll be exploring, they help explain why Republicans and Democrats seem unable to find common ground on so many issues.”

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