More than half of higher education institutions report that most of their international students take offline classes at a certain time during the spring semester. Institutions that issue bachelor’s degrees are more likely to let most students attend classes in person (64%), while only 37% of community colleges let most students attend face-to-face classes.
The IIE survey asked respondents to assess the impact of the novel coronavirus on U.S. higher education institutions and the global movement of students to and from the United States, including data collected by 414 higher education institutions between April 15 and May 5, 2021 .
Interviewees include institutions in the IIE network, with more than 7,000 professional members in 1,300 higher education institutions worldwide, and interviewees in the “Open Door International Education Exchange Report 2020”.
1. Increase in applications from international students
43% of institutions reported that there has been an increase in international student applications for the 2021-2022 academic year, but the status of applications varies by institution type. Among them, 59% of comprehensive college applications have increased, but 58% of community colleges have declined lego classes.
In fact, this situation exists throughout the epidemic. In any higher education sector, community colleges’ attendance is often the most adversely affected.
2. Admissions priority
Most American universities (77%) choose to continue to provide more assistance to international students, including changing to online admissions activities (73%), cooperating with existing international students in other schools (68%), and social media (65%) )Wait.
3. Universities provide more and more convenience for international students
Many universities have simplified their application and admissions processes. More than half (57%) of the institutions indicated that they allowed online exams to replace on-site exams, and 48% even cancelled the standardized test requirements.
Moreover, after a year, the scope of support provided by various universities to international students has continued to expand. More than 70% of universities indicated that they have increased their exchanges with international students on health and welfare, and regularly communicated with students through social media such as SMS and WhatsApp.