Foreign Students

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Members of the English Language Institute pose for a photo in front of one of Pittsburgh's famous bridges.
Jan 19, 2023
Pitt plans to shut down its decades-old English Language Institute this summer. A department chair is trying to save it.


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January 19, 2023
Pitt plans to shut down its decades-old English Language Institute this summer. A department chair is trying to save it.
July 18, 2022
With pandemic lockdowns straining family budgets, it’s time for colleges to adopt a more inclusive strategy for recruiting and admitting Chinese students, Xiaofeng Wan writes.
January 24, 2022
The Biden administration has taken steps to make the U.S. more attractive to international talent, including expanding eligibility for some foreign STEM students to participate in a popular postgraduation work program.
September 25, 2020
Trump administration proposes revamping visas so students would have to apply for an extension after fixed terms of no more than four years. Some students would have to reapply after two years, depending on their country of origin.
July 27, 2020
New U.S. immigration guidance clarifies that new international students -- unlike continuing international students -- cannot come to American colleges to take a "100 percent" online course load this fall.
July 9, 2020
Harvard and MIT file suit to block a new directive from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that would prohibit international students in the U.S. from taking an all-online course load this fall.
July 1, 2020
International students report higher levels of satisfaction with remote learning than their domestic peers, but they have concerns about issues of health, safety and immigration.
May 29, 2020
The Trump administration is reportedly considering temporary restrictions on a program that lets more than 200,000 international students stay in the U.S. and work after they graduate.
May 26, 2020
Colleges prepare for big declines in new international student enrollments due to the coronavirus pandemic. But survey data show that about 90 percent of current students remain in the U.S.
March 20, 2020
Questions and stresses remain for international students in the U.S. affected by COVID-19 closures, and many American students studying abroad come home.



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