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Week of February 28th, 2022
International students in Ukraine; work permits for H-1B spouses; UC system tops applications; funding Ukranian students in the US; Jacksonville University's law school; US enrollment numbers dropped
Thousands of international students are stranded in Ukraine
80,000+ students, primarily from India and Africa face a dangerous situation with limited options to safely return home.
USCIS addresses multiple H-1B cap registration policies
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) acknowledges the abuse of the H-1B registrations and filing process.
UC smashes record for first-year fall applications, with gains in most racial groups
Elimination of standard test requirements and greater online outreach paid dividends in drawing the largest and most diverse applicant pool for the University of California system.
IIE announces Emergency Student Fund for Ukranian students studying in the US
One-time grants of between $2,000-$5,000 to selected students impacted by ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
U.S. international student enrollment dropped as Canada’s soared
The number of international students enrolled at U.S. universities dropped prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but enrollment soared at Canadian colleges and universities.
Jacksonville University to open law school
Jacksonville University in Florida plans to open a law school next fall, which would make the small private institution the first college to open a law school since 2014.