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Interactive: international students make up more than 30% of population in some Australian suburbs

Interactive: international students make up more than 30% of population in some Australian suburbs

International students made up more than 30% of the population in some Australian suburbs, before borders closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Mitchell Institute mapped where international students lived using data from the ABS census and Department of Home Affairs. The results show striking growth in capital cities, and in some regional areas. The mapping […] … learn more→

‘I love Australia’: 3 things international students want Australians to know

‘I love Australia’: 3 things international students want Australians to know

A recent statement from China’s education bureau warned Chinese students about studying in Australia due to “racist incidents” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Such statements, and further moves from China’s education agents threatening to redirect students towards international competitors such as the United Kingdom, can negatively affect Australia as a study destination. Australia’s universities are already reeling from the loss […] … learn more→

6 ways a drop in international students could set back US higher education

6 ways a drop in international students could set back US higher education

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer and fewer international students were coming to study in the United States. While the number of international students who newly enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities during the 2015-2016 school year stood at more than 300,000, by the 2018-2019 school year, that number had fallen by about 10% to less than 270,000. […] … learn more→

How universities came to rely on international students

How universities came to rely on international students

It’s sad times for public universities as they fight for their survival. Most are reeling from a severe financial hit due to the loss of international students. Universities are estimated to lose around A$3-4.6 billion in revenue from international student fees in 2020 alone, and more in 2021. The government has locked universities out of JobKeeper – its COVID-19 […] … learn more→

Australian universities could lose $19 billion in the next 3 years. Our economy will suffer with them

Australian universities could lose $19 billion in the next 3 years. Our economy will suffer with them

The university sector faces cumulative losses of up to A$19 billion over the next three years due to lost international student revenue. Modelling from the Mitchell Institute shows the next big hit will come mid-year when $2 billion in annual tuition fees is wiped from the sector as international students are unable to travel to Australia to […] … learn more→

Canada’s changing coronavirus border policy exposes international students’ precarious status

Canada’s changing coronavirus border policy exposes international students’ precarious status

Canada’s border closure announcements have thrown international students and other foreign nationals on a roller coaster of anxiety that jeopardizes many people’s sense of wellness and security. Since U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens of countries with substantial Muslim populations in 2017, Canada has strengthened its position as a welcoming country for international […] … learn more→

The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest crisis ever to hit international education

The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest crisis ever to hit international education

The coronavirus outbreak may be the biggest disruption to international student flows in history. There are more than 100,000 students stuck in China who had intended to study in Australia this year. As each day passes, it becomes more unlikely they will arrive in time for the start of the academic year. Of course international affairs are […] … learn more→

Are international students passing university courses at the same rate as domestic students?

Are international students passing university courses at the same rate as domestic students?

Monday night’s ABC Four Corners program alleged several universities were admitting international students without the English-language skills needed to successfully complete their courses, effectively setting them up to fail. Such claims have been made so often, including by government agencies, that there is little doubt problems exist. But just how widespread these problems are is hard to assess. One […] … learn more→

Brexit, xenophobia and international students: how to combat ‘public paranoia’ over immigration

Brexit, xenophobia and international students: how to combat ‘public paranoia’ over immigration

No sector in the UK has more enthusiastically embraced globalisation than higher education. Top universities have erected campuses in new continents, expanded their share of students from abroad, and touted their instruction of “global citizens”. The University of Oxford, for example, boasts that its “international profile rivals that of any university in the world”. My own institution labels itself […] … learn more→