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IIE project Atlas analysis of previous health crises on international students

COVID‐19 Effects on US Higher Education Campuses

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is studying the effects of COVID‐19 (coronavirus) on global student mobility on U.S. higher education campuses. Our aim in this series is to provide more information about the effects that COVID‐19 has had on international student mobility, and the measures U.S. higher education institutions are taking regarding international students currently on campus and those abroad, international students interested in studying in the United States, and U.S. students planning to study abroad.

The first survey was launched on Feb. 13, 2020, and specifically focuses on the effects of COVID‐19 with regard to academic student mobility to and from China. As the COVID‐19 outbreak evolves, IIE will administer follow‐on surveys to the U.S. higher education community to monitor the unfolding situation and to keep the international education community informed.

View report here.

IIE also published data from Project Atlas showing how student mobility steadily increased despite several health crises in different parts of the world, as well as from Open Door showing that after the SARS outbreak in China the number of students from China had rebounded within three years.

More information here.