Student mobility and travel

International students have been recalled and sent home. Study abroad and student exchanges have been suspended. As of January 2020, there were about 5.3 million international students worldwide. But the coronavirus has wiped out any sign of student mobility and travel. How is the current pandemic reframing young people’s conceptions about mobility and immobility in education? What kinds of (return) student migration patterns can be anticipated when mobility is rebooted?


2020

28 Jan 2020, Coronavirus triggers travel restrictions and other countermeasures, https://monitor.icef.com/2020/01/coronavirus-triggers-travel-restrictions-and-other-countermeasures/

29 Jan 2020, International student flows extend fallout from coronavirus outbreak, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200129174911175

4 Feb 2020, ‘Major disruption’ to student mobility from coronavirus feared
Countries close borders to visitors from China and language testing suspended, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/major-disruption-student-mobility-coronavirus-feared

7 Feb 2020, 3 ways the coronavirus outbreak will affect international students and how unis can help, https://theconversation.com/3-ways-the-coronavirus-outbreak-will-affect-international-students-and-how-unis-can-help-131195

18 Feb 2020, Chinese students’ fears over New Zealand travel ban, https://www.asiamediacentre.org.nz/news/chinese-students-fears-over-new-zealand-travel-ban/ 

19 Feb 2020, Coronavirus update: Educators adjusting deadlines and programmes; agents provide their perspective, https://monitor.icef.com/2020/02/coronavirus-update-educators-adjusting-deadlines-and-programmes-agents-provide-their-perspective/

1 Mar 2020, As study abroad numbers rise, Nepali students land in trouble, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20190301101826555

4 Mar 2020, COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans, https://monitor.icef.com/2020/03/covid-19-triggers-cancellations-and-delays-but-most-students-plan-to-follow-through-on-study-plans/

18 Mar 2020, Adjusting to the new normal of international travel, https://monitor.icef.com/2020/03/adjusting-to-the-new-normal-of-international-travel/

18 Mar 2020, Returning students add to new spike in coronavirus cases, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200318200304675 

20 Mar 2020, International and Study Abroad Students See Major Disruptions: Questions and stresses remain for international students in the U.S. affected by COVID-19 closures, and many American students studying abroad come home, https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/03/20/covid-19-disrupts-international-student-exchange-both-directions

25 Mar 2020, Indian students stranded around world try to rush home, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200325143449301 

26 Mar 2020, Student migration during a global health pandemic, https://discoversociety.org/2020/03/26/student-migration-during-a-global-health-pandemic/

26 Mar 2020, Coronavirus: global student flows to suffer ‘massive hit’ for years: Western universities will have to ‘hunt’ for scarce overseas students, warns leading internationalisation scholar, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/coronavirus-global-student-flows-suffer-massive-hit-years

26 Mar 2020, Five years to recover global mobility, says IHE expert, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200326180104407

1 Apr 2020, New survey data measures student intent for study abroad, https://monitor.icef.com/2020/04/new-survey-data-measures-student-intent-for-study-abroad/

1 Apr 2020, Coronavirus Pandemic: Is Future of International Study and Academic Careers Under Threat?, https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/opinion-coronavirus-pandemic-is-future-of-international-study-and-academic-careers-under-threat/349865

1 Apr 2020, 86% Chinese students want to return home, https://thepienews.com/news/86-chinese-students-would-prefer-to-return-home/

3 Apr 2020, Most prospective overseas students ‘not shifting plans’: But data suggest that students’ views on study abroad are changing by the week as a result of pandemic, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/most-prospective-overseas-students-notshifting-plans

3 Apr 2020, ‘Time to go home’, Australian PM tells foreign students: Vice-chancellors stress support for students stranded in crisis, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/time-go-home-australian-pm-tells-foreign-students

14 Apr 2020, 40% of students changing study abroad plans, http://universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200414082756282 

14 Apr 2020, Education Abroad in a Post-COVID-19 World, https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2020/04/14/how-covid-19-will-change-education-abroad-american-students-opinion

18 Apr 2020, The future of international HE in a post-mobility world, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200417105255362

26 Apr 2020, Planning overseas college education amid pandemic, https://www.straitstimes.com/business/invest/planning-overseas-college-education-amid-pandemic 

29 Apr 2020, Tracking student intent to study abroad through April, https://monitor.icef.com/2020/04/tracking-student-intent-for-study-abroad-through-april/ 

2 May 2020, Can mobility and Erasmus+ be revitalised post crisis, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200429102740760

4 May 2020, New research shows international students keeping study dreams alive, for now, https://www.idp-connect.com/newspage/editors-choice/international-students-crossroads-COVID19-applicant-survey/

7 May 2020, UK: Indian gov schedules flights for students, https://thepienews.com/news/uk-indian-gov-schedules-flights-for-students/

11 May 2020, Stuck in the middle of a pandemic: are international students migrants? – Parvati Raghuram and Gunjan Sondhi, https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/pandemic-border/stuck-middle-pandemic-are-international-students-migrants/ 

13 May 2020, COVID-19 pandemic to impact study abroad plans of over 48 pc Indian students: QS, http://www.ecoti.in/SkcZDb

13 May 2020, Government mulls foreign student return under quarantine, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200513154223390

14 May 2020, Amid Covid-19 outbreak, some Singapore school leavers rethink overseas study plans, https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/after-pandemic-strikes-some-singapore-students-rethink-their-overseas-study

15 May 2020, Canada announces major study and work visa change for fall 2020, https://www.cicnews.com/2020/05/canada-announces-major-study-and-work-visa-change-for-fall-2020-0514355.html#gs.a4n9pk

23 May 2020, Regional universities push to trial a return of international students to Australia, https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/23/regional-universities-push-to-trial-a-return-of-international-students-to-australia

27 May 2020, Indian students rethink study abroad plans due to COVID-19, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200527171144783

9 Jun 2020, Students in S’pore defer, cancel plans to study abroad due to fears, uncertainties over Covid-19, https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/students-spore-defer-cancel-plans-study-abroad-due-fears-uncertainties-over-covid-19

9 Jun 2020, Travel restrictions on international students, cash rewards for visa overstayers questioned, https://newbloommag.net/2020/06/09/international-travel-covid/69

10 Jun 2020, China warns its students against studying in Australia, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200610155615601

10 Jun 2020, Chinese international students defend Australia as a ‘safe’ educational destination, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-10/chinese-international-students-defend-australia/12340820

12 Jun 2020, Asia ‘may compete with UK’ on international students post-Covid, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/asia-may-compete-uk-international-students-post-covid

15 Jun 2020, COVID-19: Singaporeans enrolled in overseas universities unsure about future studies, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-singaporean-students-overseas-universities-12826694

15 Jun 2020, International students from China, Hong Kong, Macau and other places still face issues returning to Taiwan, https://newbloommag.net/2020/06/15/hk-macau-ch-international-students/

15 Jun 2020, Experts call for risk assessment before international students return, https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202006150007

16 Jun 2020, ‘Immunity passports’ to fast-track foreign students in Taiwan urged, https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3948878

16 Jun 2020, ‘An entirely different universe’: international students anticipate challenges in returning to campus in the Fall, https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2020/6/16/international-student-survey/

17 Jun 2020, Taiwan to admit 2,238 graduating foreign students after COVID-19 entry ban, https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202006170020

18 Jun 2020, Taiwan lists 11 low-risk countries college students can return from, https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3949565

19 Jun 2020, South Asia study abroad interest remains high, https://thepienews.com/news/south-asia-study-abroad-interest-remains-high-survey/

20 Jun 2020, How to secure recovery of international student mobility – Ly Tran, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200620071618800

20 Jun 2020, Malaysia wants international students to return, https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysia-wants-international-students-to-return

23 Jun 2020, Changing international student mobility patterns an advantage. https://www.thestar.com.my/news/education/2020/06/21/changing-international-student-mobility-patterns-an-advantage

24 Jun 2020, Pandemic to redistribute international student flows: report, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/pandemic-redistribute-international-student-flows-report

25 Jun 2020, Rising tension with China adds new study abroad deterrent, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200625142241614

30 Jun 2020, What does Australia look like without international students? – Angela Lehmann, https://www.policyforum.net/what-does-australia-look-like-without-international-students/

1 Jul 2020, Updated survey data tracks student intent through June, https://monitor.icef.com/2020/07/updated-survey-data-tracks-student-intent-through-june/

2 Jul 2020, Australia to open borders for one group: International students, https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/australia-to-open-borders-for-one-group-international-students

3 Jul 2020, Universities commit to advancing mobility post-pandemic, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200703094553291

6 Jul 2020, Students whose overseas studies were disrupted by COVID-19 have options in local universities: MOE Singapore, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-university-students-overseas-studies-local-unis-moe-12905342

6 Jul 2020, Students in China heed their government’s warnings against studying in Australia – less than half plan to come back, https://theconversation.com/students-in-china-heed-their-governments-warnings-against-studying-in-australia-less-than-half-plan-to-come-back-141871

6 Jul 2020, Taiwan: lifts travel ban for 13 countries, https://thepienews.com/news/covid-19/taiwan-travel-ban-lift/

7 Jul 2020, Industry in shock as US restricts fully-online study for internationals, https://thepienews.com/news/industry-in-shock-as-us-restricts-fully-online-study-for-internationals-from-sep/

8 Jul 2020, One million foreign students risk being frozen out of US colleges. Some might never come back, https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/08/americas/international-student-visa-united-states-intl-hnk/index.html

9 Jul 2020, ‘Maybe I Shouldn’t Have Come’: U.S. Visa Changes Leave Students in Limbo, https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/world/international-students-visa-reaction.html

10 Jul 2020, New solution for students facing study abroad uncertainty, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200710084000947

12 Jul 2020, Coronavirus: Singaporeans studying in US in a bind after Trump visa curbs, https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singaporeans-studying-in-us-in-a-bind-after-trump-visa-curbs

13 Jul 2020, International students willing to quarantine if they can start face-to-face learning sooner, https://www.idp-connect.com/newspage/international-students-willing-to-quarantine-if-they-can-start-f2f-learning-sooner-apac

14 Jul 2020, US government backtracks on online study international student ban, https://thepienews.com/news/us-government-backtracks-on-online-study-student-ban/

14 Jul 2020, International students ‘warm’ to blended learning and quarantine, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/foreign-students-warming-blended-learning-quarantine

17 Jul 2020, Japan unclear on when to allow foreign students back, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200717132510899

22 Jul 2020, Singapore, Malaysia universities see uptick in Chinese student interest amid pandemic, https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/economics/article/3094046/singapore-malaysia-universities-see-uptick-chinese-student

23 Jul 2020, Foreign students allowed to enter Israel in spite of virus restrictions, https://www.timesofisrael.com/foreign-students-allowed-to-enter-israel-in-spite-of-virus-restrictions/

24 Jul 2020, New International Students Will Be Barred From Entering U.S. For Online-Only Learning, ICE Says, https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2020/07/24/new-international-students-will-be-barred-from-entering-us-for-online-only-learning-ice-says/

24 Jul 2020, Europe: Will international students be allowed back this autumn?https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=2020072409423179

24 Jul 2020, HE leaders question Japan’s ban on returning foreigners, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/he-leaders-question-japans-ban-returning-foreigners

31 Jul 2020, UK: one month visa “grace period” announced, https://thepienews.com/news/uk-one-month-visa-grace-period-announced/

31 Jul 2020, Australian student visa applications drop by a third, https://thepienews.com/news/student-visa-australian-drop/

31 Jul 2020, Australia’s graduate work visa scheme attracts international students to our universities. Is it enough?, https://theconversation.com/australias-graduate-work-visa-scheme-attracts-international-students-to-our-universities-is-it-enough-143534

2 Aug 2020, ‘We’ll pay and walk to go back to class’, https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/well-pay-and-walk-to-go-back-to-class

3 Aug 2020, South Korea: int’l students urged to study online https://thepienews.com/news/south-korea-intl-students-urged-to-study-online-at-home/

3 Aug 2020, Hong Kong unis to enrol students unable to travel, https://thepienews.com/news/hong-kong-schemes-students-abroad/

6 Aug 2020, Chinese parents hesitate over sending children to US for education amid fraying ties, Covid-19 pandemic and social unrest, https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinese-parents-hesitate-over-sending-children-to-us-for-education-amid-fraying-ties? 

7 Aug 2020, Canada “considering” letting int’l students return in September, https://thepienews.com/news/canada-considering-letting-intl-students-return-in-september/

7 Aug 2020, In a discriminatory policy reversal, Chinese students prevented from returning to Taiwan, https://newbloommag.net/2020/08/07/chinese-student-return-reversal/

7 Aug 2020, Student mobility, hardship in COVID – State responses slammed, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200807104323820

11 Aug 2020, Crises an “opportunity” to build an equitable future for study abroad, https://thepienews.com/news/crises-providing-opportunity-to-build-an-equitable-future-for-study-abroad/

14 Aug 2020, Education, Disrupted, https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/coronavirus-chinese-students-us/

14 Aug 2020, Coronavirus: Foreign students on online courses are denied visas to Germany, https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-foreign-students-on-online-courses-are-denied-visas-to-germany/a-54567800

17 Aug 2020, Aus: pilot scheme to see international students return to SA, https://thepienews.com/news/aus-pilot-scheme-to-see-international-students-return-to-sa/

17 Aug 2020, More Chinese students accept places at British universities despite pandemic, https://www.studyinternational.com/news/british-universities-international-students-from-china/

19 Aug 2020, Australia to kick off trial in September to allow foreign students to return amid Covid-19 pandemic, https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/australia-to-kick-off-trial-in-september-to-allow-foreign-students-to-return-amid

20 Aug 2020, Understanding the full value of international students, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200820103708349

20 Aug 2020, Australia visa data raises questions about student swerve, https://thepienews.com/news/australia-visa-data-raises-questions-about-student-swerve/

22 Aug 2020, Japan to ease entry restrictions for foreign students, https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/08/0781ed7f22bf-japan-to-ease-entry-restrictions-for-foreign-students.html

23 Aug 2020, Hopes up for Singaporeans eager to return to Aussie unis, https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/hopes-up-for-sporeans-eager-to-return-to-aussie-unis

28 Aug 2020, Coronavirus: Foreign students waiting to enter Malaysia, https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/coronavirus-foreign-students-waiting-to-enter-malaysia

29 Aug 2020, Elite US colleges lose favour with lucrative Asian students, https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/elite-us-colleges-lose-favour-with-lucrative-asian-students

29 Aug 2020, Risks to public diplomacy from reduced student mobility, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200828085907346

31 Aug 2020, 4 out of 5 international students are still in Australia – how we treat them will have consequences, https://theconversation.com/4-out-of-5-international-students-are-still-in-australia-how-we-treat-them-will-have-consequences-145099

2 Sep 2020, Trump and COVID force Chinese students to rethink the US, https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/The-Big-Story/Trump-and-COVID-force-Chinese-students-to-rethink-the-US

2 Sep 2020, International Students Feel Left Behind By Pandemic Supports As School Year Looms, https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/international-students-tuition-canada-covid_ca_5f2daae0c5b6b9cff7f1a4cf

8 Sep 2020, Research at risk from student mobility disruption, warns OECD, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/research-risk-student-mobility-disruption-warns-oecd

9 Sep 2020, Covid-19 may have “dire consequences” for int’l mobility – OECD, https://thepienews.com/news/covid-19-may-have-dire-consequences-for-intl-mobility-oecd

12 Sep 2020, Students caught between globalisation and nationalism, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200911103504970

13 Sep 2020, U.S. college admissions: Asian students defer and cancel, https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/09/13/u-s-college-admissions-asian-students-defer-and-cancel/

15 Sep 2020, The challenges I faced as an international student during the COVID-19 pandemic, https://baylorlariat.com/2020/09/15/the-challenges-i-faced-as-an-international-student-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

17 Sep 2020, COVID-19: Most foreign students back in Singapore for university, some to continue online classes overseas, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-foriegn-students-singapore-universities-online-classes-13113330

18 Sep 2020, Students still want to study abroad, but for new reasons, India, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200918093850206

18 Sep 2020, Australia’s universities hit by loss of ‘cash cow’ foreign students, as coronavirus vaccine race heats up, https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/3102078/australias-universities-hit-loss-cash-cow-foreign-students

21 Sep 2020, Int’l students sour on Australia due to treatment during Covid-19, https://thepienews.com/news/intl-students-sour-on-australia-due-to-treatment-during-covid-19/

22 Sep 2020, Japan dangles 2-year visas for aspiring student entrepreneurs, https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Japan-immigration/Japan-dangles-2-year-visas-for-aspiring-student-entrepreneurs

25 Sep 2020, Foreign academics can return but not foreign students, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200925135958218

29 Sep 2020, China: students frustrated by lack of support: International students unable to return to their studies in China are putting pressure on their embassies, https://thepienews.com/news/china-international-students-frustrated-lack-support/

29 Sep 2020, International students to fly to Australia from Singapore under pilot programme, https://www.studyinternational.com/news/international-students-to-fly-to-australia-from-singapore-under-pilot-programme/

5 Oct 2020, Overseas students frustrated as China and Japan restrict entry, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/overseas-students-frustrated-china-and-japan-restrict-entry

12 Oct 2020, Limited numbers of int’l students set to enter NZ, https://thepienews.com/news/limited-numbers-of-intl-students-set-to-enter-new-zealand/

26 Oct 2020, Would-be international students ‘prefer to study in-person at home’, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/would-be-international-students-prefer-study-person-home

26 Oct 2020, As a teacher in Thailand, I know Covid will stop my students going to UK universities, https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/oct/26/as-a-teacher-in-thailand-i-know-covid-will-stop-my-students-going-to-uk-universities

28 Oct 2020, Asian business students set their sights closer to home, https://www.ft.com/content/679b4a15-9920-4dfd-b80b-db7241acc7be

29 Oct 2020, Data show Chinese students are steering clear of the US, https://qz.com/1923859/chinese-students-are-steering-clear-of-the-us/

29 Oct 2020, China’s job market revives, demand for overseas study remains robust: report, https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1205072.shtml

31 Oct 2020, University leaders need to step up geopolitical analysis, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20201030110244139

4 Nov 2020, Netherlands: fewer int’l grads likely to stay, https://thepienews.com/news/netherlands-fewer-intl-grads-likely-to-remain-in-country/

6 Nov 2020, One in six international students in UK start course overseas, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/one-six-international-students-uk-start-course-overseas

9 Nov 2020, How COVID-19 has — and hasn’t — changed Chinese students’ plans for international education, https://supchina.com/2020/11/09/how-covid-19-has-and-hasnt-changed-chinese-students-plans-for-international-education/

11 Nov 2020, Biden Win Renews Hope for Chinese Students’ Study Abroad Plans,  https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1006429/biden-win-renews-hope-for-chinese-students-study-abroad-plans

11 Nov 2020, Coronavirus to halve Australia’s international student numbers – and not just universities will feel it, https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/opinion/article/3109274/coronavirus-halve-australias-international-student-numbers-and

12 Nov 2020, “Australia needs to know that students won’t wait forever” say international students, https://thepienews.com/analysis/australia-intl-students-university-covid/

13 Nov 2020, China: no quick return for int’l students, https://thepienews.com/news/china-students-border-restrictions/

13 Nov 2020, COVID-19: Australia scraps plans to allow foreign students back, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/covid-19-australia-scraps-plans-to-allow-foreign-students-back-13533064?

13 Nov 2020, Singaporean students disappointed after Australia scraps plans to allow foreign students back, https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singaporean-students-woeful-after-australia-scraps-plans-to-allow-foreign-students-back

13 Nov 2020, Taiwan: Drive for English-taught degrees to lure foreign students, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20201113080352722

14 Nov 2020, International students balance desire to return to US with uncertainties of pandemic, https://dailybruin.com/post/international-students-balance-desire-to-return-to-us-with-uncertainties-of-pandemic

16 Nov 2020, Pandemic leads tens of thousands of international students to delay plans to enter U.S. colleges, survey shows, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/international-students-us-colleges-pandemic/2020/11/13/27e16a66-25d7-11eb-952e-0c475972cfc0_story.html

21 Nov 2020, IN FOCUS: Has COVID-19 killed the appeal of studying overseas?, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/in-focus-singapore-students-overseas-universities-covid-19-13593428#

25 Nov 2020, International Students Want to Return to China, https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/11/25/international-students-want-return-china

25 Nov 2020, Students relying more on education agents for assistance with study abroad decisions, https://monitor.icef.com/2020/11/students-relying-more-on-education-agents-for-assistance-with-study-abroad-decisions/

30 Nov 2020, International students land in Australia for first time since coronavirus shuttered borders, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-30/international-students-arrive-in-australia-coronavirus-nt/12933370

2 Dec 2020, Private universities at risk as foreign students stay away, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=2020120216283461

7 Dec 2020, Melbourne welcomes first international flight in five months as COVID-19 curbs ease, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/melbourne-australia-first-international-flight-covid-19-curbs-13715612

10 Dec 2020, Pathway initiative to help international students study in New Zealand ‘when the time is right’, https://www.studyinternational.com/news/international-students-study-in-new-zealand/

24 Dec 2020, Singapore confirms first case of new Covid-19 strain from UK, a 17-year-old student who recently returned from Britain, https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-confirms-1-imported-patient-with-potentially-more-contagious-covid-19-strain

24 Dec 2020, Malaysia’s international students could be allowed back in January, https://thepienews.com/news/malaysia-international-students-january/?utm_source=Bibblio

25 Dec 2020, International students eager to return to China, https://studyinternational.com/news/return-to-china-international-students/

26 Dec 2020, Coronavirus visa uncertainty turns foreign students against China, https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3115244/coronavirus-visa-uncertainty-turns-foreign-students-against

27 Dec 2020, Post-coronavirus recovery starts with immigrants and international students, https://www.cicnews.com/2020/12/post-coronavirus-recovery-starts-with-immigrants-and-international-students-1216583.html#gs.qp2hlz

2021

1 Jan 2021, Taiwan suspends entry to all international students, https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4091859

4 Jan 2021, Fresh Asian border restrictions frustrate academics and students, https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/fresh-asian-border-restrictions-frustrate-academics-and-students

5 Jan 2021, Closing door to Chinese students in US universities achieves little, only creates more tension, https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/us-china-international-student-university-college-visa-work-job-13890008

7 Jan 2021, DfE tells international students to delay coming to the UK, https://thepienews.com/news/dfe-tells-intl-students-to-delay-coming-to-the-uk/

11 Jan 2021, Paused: Pilot plan to return international students to NSW, https://www.studyinternational.com/news/universities-in-new-south-wales/

11 Jan 2021, The fourth wave of international student mobility, https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20210111083621946

12 Jan 2021, Canadian universities, colleges urge extra precautions as students prepare to return, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-canadian-universities-colleges-urge-extra-precautions-as-students/

12 Jan 2021, Students snubbed as Australia limits international arrivals, https://thepienews.com/news/students-snubbed-as-australia-limits-international-arrivals/

12 Jan 2021, MCO 2.0: Universities’ back-to-campus dates still March 1 for Malaysian students, those already at campus to remain, https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/01/12/mco-2.0-universities-back-to-campus-dates-still-march-1-for-malaysian-stude/1939750

14 Jan 2021, 2021 is the year Australia’s international student crisis really bites, https://theconversation.com/2021-is-the-year-australias-international-student-crisis-really-bites-153180

17 Jan 2021, ‘My future and my life are there’: International students speak of life in limbo, https://www.smh.com.au/national/my-future-and-my-life-are-there-international-students-speak-of-life-in-limbo-20210115-p56uf8.html

17 Jan 2021, Universities welcome announcement that 1000 international students will return, https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/300204969/universities-welcome-announcement-that-1000-international-students-will-return

18 Jan 2021, Gen Y Speaks: I felt lost studying overseas. A year of online classes in S’pore due to Covid-19 has changed that, https://www.todayonline.com/gen-y-speaks/gen-y-speaks-i-felt-lost-studying-overseas-year-online-classes-spore-due-covid-19-has

19 Jan 2021, ‘Don’t come this year or the next,’ Chinese students in Australia say, citing deteriorating environment for Asians amid pandemic, https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202101/1213317.shtml

20 Jan 2021, Indian, international students request Chinese govt to let them return to their institutes, https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/indian-international-students-request-chinese-govt-to-let-them-return-to-their-institutes-1760949-2021-01-20

20 Jan 2021, UAE universities set to welcome students for Spring semester, https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/education/uae-universities-set-to-welcome-students-for-spring-semester

21 Jan 2021, International students seek exemption to enter Australia as Victoria rules out return in 2021, https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/international-students-seek-exemption-to-enter-australia-as-victoria-rules-out-return-in-2021