International students are returning, but will that last?

A report shows that the United States has reversed a pandemic-fuelled decline in student enrolment and remains the world’s leading host destination for international students, accepting 15% of the global total in 2021-22, writes Virginia Gewin for Nature.

In second place is the United Kingdom, which accepts 10% of all international students, followed by Canada at 9%, according to figures from the Institute of International Education (IIE), a non-profit organisation based in New York City.

The IIE’s annual Open Doors report shows a 3.8% increase to 948,519 international students enrolled in US institutions. In the 2020-21 academic year, at the height of the COVID-19 lockdowns, there were 914,095 international students studying in the United States, a 15% drop from the previous year (1,075,496). Despite the rebound in the United States, there are broader trends shaping future movement of international students across the globe, according to specialists.
Full report on the Nature site