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· According to Education Dive, the Trump administration plans to limit the length of visas for Chinese students due to concerns of intellectual property theft and espionage.
· How do international students contribute to society? How will a ban on international students impact higher education?
The Trump administration’s moves to tighten U.S. immigration policies are a critical factor attributed to the recent decline in international students at U.S. colleges.
International education experts point to several other drivers of the drop-off, Inside Higher Ed reported. Those include reduced scholarship programs sponsored by foreign governments, better college education opportunities at home, the rising cost of college tuition in the U.S., changing visa policies, the lack of work opportunities after graduation and the increasingly anti-immigrant climate in the U.S. as other reasons why some international students are looking to countries such as Canada and Australia to pursue their education.
The decline in the number of international students could be detrimental to American graduate science and engineering programs, in particular, that want to continue to compete on a global scale. In 2015, 36% of all graduate students in science and engineering programs were international students and were awarded more than half of all doctoral degrees in the areas of computer science, economics, engineering, math and statistics.
Read the full article about international students by Halona Black at Education Dive.
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