US sector reacts to visa interview waivers and travel reopening

On September 14, the US announced student visa applicants who were previously issued any type of visa, were never refused a visa and have no apparent ineligibility could be eligible to forgo visa interview requirements. Additionally, first-time US visa applicants from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program could be eligible to miss interviews, at the discretion of consular […]

Long hard yards ahead for Australia’s university sector

While speaking at the Australian Financial Review’s Higher Education Summit 2021, Australia’s minister for education, Alan Tudge, said “even if international students roared back in 2022, the impact of the massive decline in commencing students (36.5% since June 2019)...

Language education sector generates $6.7 bn

The report, entitled Estimating the Comprehensive Economic Impact of International Students in Language Education Programs in Canada, was written by Canadian economist Roslyn Kunin.  “This report delves into economic and employment impact and opens the door to...

HE sector positive about quarantine hotel capacity

The organisation’s director Vivienne Stern told The PIE News that there was previously concern that there would not be enough hotels to meet demand when students arrive.  “Fortunately we are now in a much more optimistic position than we were a couple of weeks ago”...