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Chinese students in U.S. plummet as COVID, tensions create barriers

Enrollment from India rebounds by nearly 20% in 2021-22 academic year

While China continued to be the largest source of international students in the U.S., 30.6% of the total, enrollment from the country dropped 8.6% in the 2021-22 period.    © AP

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- More and more students from overseas are coming back to the U.S., but not those from China.

International students enrolled in the U.S. climbed 3.8% during the 2021-22 academic year, after plunging 15% in the previous school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the annual Open Doors report released Monday by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the State Department.

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