A quiet winter on US campuses

International students who want face to face teaching will likely have to wait

51 per cent of new international coursework students at US institutions are starting study this semester out of country, Julie Baer and Mirka Martel  report in an enrolment snapshot for the Institute of International Education.

And while 80 per cent of all internationals are in the US, this is down from 99.6 per cent in Fall 2019. Institutions are adapting; 59 per cent are enrolling students on campus, on-line in the US and on-line internationally.

Over 43 per cent of institutions surveyed expected changes to their academic calendar, some planning to be fully virtual after Thanksgiving (this Thursday) and others expect to clear their campuses for winter. “Plans for ending the semester early are evident across all institution types,” Baer and Martel report.