Newly released figures from the US Department of Homeland Security have confirmed the drop in international students that was signalled by the IIE's Open Doors report, with stakeholders describing the new figures are unsurprising.
The number of international students in the US topped 1.18 million in May this year, SEVIS data shows. Nepalese students enrolments climbed 18% in the last year, a growth rate outstripping the 2% increase in total international student numbers.
SEVP is doubling its number of field representatives who work to ensure compliance with the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System and it has published draft guidance for Intensive English Programs relating to conditional admission procedures.
We have this fine line as an organisation with a mission to balance national security but also provide the opportunity for legitimate students to come to the United States and attend legitimate schools. It’s a fine line.