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

US administration withdraws controversial policy barring foreign students from online study in the US

The US government has rescinded its 6 July immigration rule that would effectively have barred international students from entering or remaining in the US if their program of study transitioned to online delivery. READ MORE

Foreign students will no longer be permitted to enter or remain in the US if their study program is online-only

A new US immigration rule will prevent foreign students from entering the United States if their planned program of study transitions to online delivery for the fall 2020 semester. Similarly, students already in the country may be required to depart if their programs move to online instruction. READ MORE