Trump urged to re-open J-1 exchange programs for soft power benefits

In a letter the former US governmental representatives abroad said they opposed the proclamation and called the administration to review it, praising the soft power benefits international exchange programs offer. “Exchange programs should be exempt from the proclamation” “We have seen first-hand the important role that international exchange programs play in our nation’s diplomatic efforts,” the […]

Contracts, masks and apps: Colleges set new rules for campus life

As the number of coronavirus cases surges across the U.S., skepticism is mounting over colleges’ ability to resume campus activity in the fall. Still, as of mid-July, around 55% of colleges were aiming for an in-person fall semester while another 30% were...

Why some colleges embraced a virtual fall sooner than others

California State University, the largest public four-year system in the U.S., made headlines in May after opting to hold classes almost exclusively online this fall. The announcement made the system an outlier. The vast majority of colleges were planning to reopen...

ELT sector could welcome 120,000 fewer students due to pandemic

A spokesperson for MEI told The PIE News that the sector’s junior market had been completely wiped out and that it expects an 80% drop in overall numbers.  “The big thing is that the junior market is completely wiped out for the year” The Progressive College Network,...