Weekly News Round-Up: September 30, 2022

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on September 30, 2022

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

Blinken Pledges Action To Address Indian Concerns On U.S. Visas

September 27, 2022

“U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for a backlog of visa applications from Indian nationals and said the United States had a plan to address it.”

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To Out-Innovate Global Competitors, the United States Should Embrace Immigrant Talent

September 27, 2022

The CHIPS Acts seeks to bolster domestic talent by funding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs. We desperately need this. The United States currently does not produce enough people with the STEM degrees and training to work in the U.S.-based semiconductor sector.“

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Why The Next Wave Of International Students May Come From Africa

September 27, 2022

Samba Dieng, executive director of international programs at Louisiana State University (LSU), said there is still work to be done to bridge the gap to make U.S. institutions more accessible to these students. However, the drive to attend U.S. colleges and universities is undeniable, he added. He knows from experience, as he was the first person in his family to leave Senegal to earn his degree in the U.S.

“We always admired and idolized U.S. institutions. We looked at them as the best to ever exist,” Dieng said. “The issue was never whether it’s a good place to study; the issues were not having the right funding or not being proficient in English.”

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You Might Want To Head To Chennai If You Need A US Student Visa Quickly

September 28, 2022

While there is an over 800 days appointment wait time for non-immigrant visitor visa applicants to the United States in India, students are likely to get their visas much sooner from Chennai, according to the latest data on the US Department of State- Bureau of Consular Affairs website.”

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