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

International student numbers in Australia could fall by half by mid-2021 if borders remain closed

Australia’s foreign enrolment is projected to drop to 50% of current numbers in 2021 if borders remain closed to international arrivals, according to a new report from the Mitchell Institute, an education think tank at Victoria University.

In 2019, more than 758,000 visa-holding international students were studying in Australia. This year, there are about 210,000 fewer students due to COVID-19-related restrictions. READ MORE