Data show Chinese students are steering clear of the US

Dan Kopf
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Data show Chinese students are steering clear of the US
Data show Chinese students are steering clear of the US

Covid-19 has led to a massive decline in international students coming to the US. Overall visits to the US from people on student visas fell by 61% in the first nine months of 2019 compared to same period in 2020, according to data released yesterday by the US Department of Commerce (The report doesn’t include information on Canada and Mexico). Visits by the same person are counted multiple times, so the data reflect both fewer foreign students entering the US for the first time, and fewer students making trips back and forth between the US and their home country.