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Australia wants international students to stay and work after graduation. They find it difficult for 4 reasons

Australia wants international students to stay and work after graduation. They find it difficult for 4 reasons

International students are flooding back to Australian universities. Some predictions say 2023 could even see record numbers of overseas students in the country. This is not only good news for universities, but potentially good news for Australian employers. Part of the Albanese government’s plan to boost skills in Australia is to try and ensure more students stay […] … learn more→

International students are returning to Australia, but they are mostly going to more prestigious universities

International students are returning to Australia, but they are mostly going to more prestigious universities

When Australia’s borders slammed shut during COVID, international students were among those who were stranded. This disrupted lives and studies, and put a major revenue stream for Australian universities in doubt. The latest data shows international students are returning to Australia. Since international borders reopened in December 2021, the number of overseas students in Australia has risen […] … learn more→

How universities can support international students beyond orientation week

How universities can support international students beyond orientation week

Orientation to local culture and society offered by post-secondary education institutions is common, especially during the first couple of weeks of the new semester. In weeks and months to come, the international students will continue to adapt to their new environment and communities. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic brings another layer of complexity and uncertainty to international students’ university lives. […] … learn more→

International students are coming back and it’s not just universities sighing with relief

International students are coming back and it’s not just universities sighing with relief

International students are returning to Australia after almost two years of closed borders. The number of international students in Australia increased by 29,856 in the first six weeks after the Australian government opened the border to them in mid-December. But there are still about 300,000 fewer international students in Australia than before the pandemic. Around 147,000 current student visa […] … learn more→

COVID halved international student numbers in Australia. The risk now is we lose future skilled workers and citizens

COVID halved international student numbers in Australia. The risk now is we lose future skilled workers and citizens

The saying “you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone” reminds us not to take things for granted. It is often when we no longer have something or someone that we recognise the value of what we’ve lost. This is true of international students in Australia whose numbers halved during the pandemic. Can hindsight help us […] … learn more→

Border opening spurs rebound in demand from international students

Border opening spurs rebound in demand from international students

Australia’s position in the international higher education market weakened significantly while our border was closed over the past two years. But recent demand and application data suggest our position may be strengthening since the border re-opening was announced in November. More than 43,000 international students have arrived in Australia since December 1. The Australian share of demand from international […] … learn more→

As international students return, let’s not return to the status quo of isolation and exploitation

As international students return, let’s not return to the status quo of isolation and exploitation

As Australia welcomes back international students, it’s a time for education providers to re-imagine how they cater to these students. Our research shows helping them to build strong connections with other students, as well as employers, makes them more likely to have a productive and fulfilling time in Australia and to find suitable work when they graduate. Australia […] … learn more→

International student numbers hit record highs in Canada, UK and US as falls continue in Australia and NZ

International student numbers hit record highs in Canada, UK and US as falls continue in Australia and NZ

International students are heading to Canada, the UK and the US in record numbers despite the pandemic, new research by the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University shows. But Australia and New Zealand continue to experience a dramatic drop in new international students. Our report, Student, interrupted: international education and the pandemic, examined five major destinations for international students: […] … learn more→

Drop in students who come to the US to study could affect higher education and jobs

Drop in students who come to the US to study could affect higher education and jobs

Driven largely by the global pandemic, the number of international students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities fell by 15% – or 161,401 students – from 2019 to 2020. However, early data for 2021 indicate the number might bounce back soon. This is according to new data from the Institute of International Education and the U.S. State […] … learn more→

Australia’s strategy to revive international education is right to aim for more diversity

Australia’s strategy to revive international education is right to aim for more diversity

The Strategy for International Education released today by the federal government highlights the importance of international education to the Australian economy and community. But, with the arrival of COVID-19, commencing international student numbers fell dramatically by 22% in 2020. The impacts prompted the government to further rethink its ten-year plan for international education and exposure to risks in foreign markets, […] … learn more→