World Health Organization Director General Tedros announced that COVID-19 no longer constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern,” more than three years of global COVID-19 basically ended.This means that international travel, study and so will fully resume.
“It is with great hope that I declare that COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency.” Tedros said at a press conference on the 5th.
It’s been exactly three years since WHO began issuing its highest-level alert for the new crown, known as PHEIC, on November 30, 2020.
Since 30 January, WHO has met every three months to assess the progress of the outbreak. To date, there have been 15.
Tedros said COVID-19 had been on a downward trend for more than a year, and acknowledged that most countries had regained their pre-pandemic vitality.
With the lifting of the new covid pandemic alert, the three-year new crown also officially “exit.”
The number of Chinese students receiving F1 visas in the United States has soared!
Yesterday, I saw another set of data –
In the first quarter of 2023, the number of Chinese students to obtain the United States F1 student visa soared compared to previous years, reaching 5413 people, this number exceeds the level of the same period before the outbreak!
The number of students studying in the United States has returned to the peak after a three-year trough in the pandemic.
According to the US Department of State’s report on the number of visas issued by American overseas embassies and consulates, in the first quarter of 2023, a total of 5,413 Chinese Mainland students were granted F1 student visas to study in the US. Of those, 2,356 were in January, 1,282 in February and 1,775 in March. (Latest data as of March)
Although the first quarter is not the peak student visa season, usually only spring or summer students will apply for a visa during this time. However, comparing the data of previous years, it can be found that the number of students who obtained visas to study in the United States in the first quarter of this year has returned to normal levels, and even exceeded the same period in 2018 and 2019 before the epidemic. (A total of 5,106 and 5,378 Chinese students were granted F1 student visas in the first quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively)
Statistics on Chinese Students Obtaining F1 Student Visas in the United States in the First Quarter of the Past 6 Years
The Common App published the latest application data for the 2022-2023 application season as of November 1 last year.
As many as 748,118 new students actually submitted their early applications in the US, and 2,853,554 applications were received from US universities, up 26.3% and 40.6% respectively from the pre-pandemic application season. The number of applications per person to U.S. universities continued to increase to 3.8, up 11.8 percent from before the epidemic.
The number of students submitting early applications in the 2022-2023 application season, both American and international students, has increased. 661,815 American students submitted early applications, up 20% from the 2019-20 application season. As many as 65,232 international students submitted early applications, up 63% from the 2019-20 application season.
The top five countries of origin for international students are China, India, Nigeria, Ghana and Canada.
More and more applicants began to seize the “early application,” the future competition will be more intense.