Georgia has increased international student numbers and created 8,276 jobs since COVID

With the worst of the pandemic during the fall and spring of 2020-21, Georgia enrollment dropped 11.3 percent to 21,515 students, but more than 25,000 international students enrolled at Georgia universities in 2021-22 since COVID.

This year, India’s proportion increased from 18.6 per cent to 22.1 per cent.

Georgia largely tracked national figures, although the number of Chinese students across the country had fallen further amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

Across the US, Chinese student enrollment fell 8.6 percent to 290,086, the first time since 2014 that the number fell below 300,000. Meanwhile, Indian enrollment increased by 18.9 percent to 199,182.

The US accounts for 52.4 percent of all international students, among the world’s two most populous countries. South Korea came third with 40,755.

According to the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), the pandemic created 8,276 jobs across Georgia.

Of which more than half came in three schools-

NAFSA calculates that every three students pay tuition, housing, meals, retail, transportation And create a job by spending on other areas. The organization says that across the US, international students contribute $33.8 billion and support 335,423 jobs.

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