USA is replacing the current visa lottery system with a salary-based approach

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a new final rule on the H-1B work visa that will replace the current lottery system with a salary-based approach, a move that some international education industry stakeholders said would impact on international students, while a Presidential proclamation has extended the suspension of H-1B and J-1 work visas. READ MORE

Change to the quarantine rules in England, self-isolation for arrivals may be reduced to 6 days

The UK government announced a change to the quarantine rules. From 15th December, people arriving in England will be able to cut down the current 14-day quarantine period if they pay for a Covid test after five days. READ MORE

International students are switching destinations in their search for in-person learning; Canada is the first choice

A new study tracking international students’ attitudes and behaviors through the pandemic finds that students are increasingly willing to begin studies online if they can eventually switch to face-to-face learning.

Demand for in-person learning is high, and more than half of international students said they would consider switching destinations for the chance to begin face-to-face learning as soon as possible. READ MORE