The numbers of international students joining US intensive English programs fell by around 3.5% in 2019, with English USA revealing the "sobering" news that some 80 IEP programs have closed since 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security has released a report outlining issues brought forward by international education stakeholders at the NAFSA conference in May. The document promises solutions will be made to key concerns throughout 2016.
Earlier this month, IEP provdiers gathered at the second annual English USA stakeholders conference where dialogue centred around sector-wide growth that is being driven by quality control and major expansion into pathway programmes.
During an advocacy day held for English USA members, US government agency, SEVP, informed universities that that they would no longer be able to issue I-20 visas for degree-seeking students on condition of a student improving their English level. They will have to reapply for a new I-20 upon completion of their English level; this is one of several policy adjustments..