Education groups in the United States are urging the Biden administration to design and implement a national strategy to increase international student enrollment and exchanges after the pandemic.
In recent years, international student enrollment at American universities has decreased. Immigration debates and visa concerns may have prompted some students to drop American universities from their list of study destinations.
- U.S. education groups released a joint statement urging the Biden administration to create a national strategy for international student rebounding.
- Groups said it is crucial for the government to boost the number of international students enrolling in U.S. schools and universities.
- The organizations made a lobbying push to urge the administration in celebration of International Education Week.
In a joint statement, groups said that it is critical that the federal government back efforts by higher education to adopt a national strategy to boost the number of international students enrolling in U.S. schools and universities.
As the Department of State and Education celebrated the annual International Education Week, the organizations made a lobbying push to urge the administration to develop a national strategy for this looming concern.
The education stakeholders’ statement also emphasized the advantages that international students bring to the United States.
International students in the United States improve the learning environment and bring a global perspective to diverse campuses and communities.
On top of all these, international students contribute to the American economy by fostering innovation and supporting jobs and businesses.
U.S. education organizations believe that international students can assist in the long-term recovery of the country as it rebounds from the pandemic-induced economic depression.
The American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Institute of International Education, NAFSA, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities were among those who signed the statement. MSM Unify is your one-stop source platform that connects students, higher education institutions, and agents in the US and worldwide. Sign up now to get the latest updates and information on international education.