COVID-19 Impact on International Enrollment

October 16, 2020

Coffee Break

Free Coffee Break | 3:00 - 4:00 EDT

COVID-19 has affected all areas of higher education, including international. Institutions have been forced to implement new strategies to deliver their programming, as well as to retain and recruit their students.

Join us for a discussion of how COVID has affected international higher education - from current enrollment impacts, visas, the impact on OPT/ CPT programs, to recruitment and admissions practices.  Our discussion will begin with World Education Services (WES) highlighting new findings in their survey series exploring the attitudes of international and immigrant students, as well as higher education professionals on studying in the U.S. amid the pandemic, followed by a discussion of the survey findings with the panel. The panel will include perspectives from Florida International University, Wake Forest University, Montgomery College and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.



Melanie Gottlieb

Melanie Gottlieb

Interim Executive Director, AACRAO


Bryce Loo

Research Manager for World Education Services (WES)


Staci Bernhard

Manager of Global Recruitment and Operations, FIU Chapman School of Business

Stacey Gustavson

Stacey Gustavson, M.Ed

Enrollment and Student Access Director, Montgomery College

Kelia Hubbard

Director of International Student and Scholar Services at Wake Forest University

Leah McCormack

Vice President of Eligibility Services and Business Development, NAIA

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