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February 2021

Opening New Doors to Chinese Students

Hi everyone,
2021 is already off to a much better start than last year, with vaccines being distributed across the globe and improved COVID medications being developed. International education is also looking to receive a boost in the US thanks to the new Biden administration. In this issue we’ll be looking at what Biden’s done so far and the effects he’s already had on US-China education opportunities.

 

Early Actions with Far-reaching Consequences

While Biden has only been in office for about 3 weeks, there is already plenty of discussion on both what Biden has already done to help bolster international education as well as what he should do next. Less than a week after being sworn into office, Biden signed a memorandum denouncing anti-Asian discrimination, focusing especially on discrimination due to COVID-19. While this doesn’t affect international education directly, fear of discrimination and anti-Chinese sentiment has become a very real barrier for Chinese students considering studying abroad in the US. This memorandum is a good first step towards creating a more welcoming atmosphere for international students throughout Asia. Considering this memorandum is combined with Biden’s proposed immigration reform that would make it easier for international students to stay in the US after graduation, it paints a much more favorable picture for Chinese students hoping to study in the US. The next step that would really cinch things for Chinese students would be to loosen some of the many restrictions that have been placed on student visas over the past 4 years. Biden has already begun laying the groundwork towards repairing some of the damage dealt to the US education industry.

 

2021 is Already Looking Up

However, legislation is just one part of the current picture. On January 16th, the Forum for World Education hosted a webinar with international education experts to look more closely at the future for Sino-US education under the Biden administration. Experts overwhelmingly agreed that not only is Biden’s administration going to create a more welcoming atmosphere for international students, but that the US education system also still has the edge when it comes to teachers, research, and facilities. The launch of a new China-US Scholar exchange program by the Institute of International Education also seems to signal a thawing of some of the tension that has proliferated over the last few years.

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In a webinar, education experts looked at what China-US educational exchange will look like under Biden.

Biden signed a memorandum denouncing anti-Asian discrimination, focusing especially on discrimination due to COVID-19 and anti-Chinese sentiment.
Biden’s proposed immigration reform will make it much easier for international students to stay in the US after graduation, hopefully encouraging these skilled workers to stay.
Biden’s next steps should focus on reversing the many bans and restrictions placed on student visas over the last 4 years to open the door for international students.
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