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US colleges lose luster with Asian students under Trump

International enrollment declines for first time in more than a decade

University of Wisconsin-Madison students study at socially distanced tables in October.   © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- The past two years have not been easy for foreign students studying in the U.S.

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages through the country with nearly 11 million confirmed cases and at least 244,000 deaths, a fraught U.S.-China relationship, civil unrest fueled by systematic racism and the Trump administration's unfriendly visa policies have forced many to rethink their decision to study in American universities.

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