There’s a growing concern – what does Coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic mean for international students who are hoping to study in USA? Following information is VERY IMP if you are considering MS in USA, MBA or Bachelor’s in USA.
Fall 2021 updates
05 Apr, 2021
Over 51 million people have been fully vaccinated in USA. As we sort of predicted last year, US is on track to cover its entire population in coming months which means that Fall 2021 school sessions will open in-person. The universities which have suffered a lot last year have started informing the admitted folks that Fall classes will most likely be conducted in-person.
But, the catch now is with getting the visa on time since second wave is hitting India hard. Consulates are currently open but if the number of cases rise, they may shut down and visa processing may get delayed.
If you are a Fall 2021 admitted candidate and have finalized your school, get your visa sooner rather than later to avoid last minute panic.
Nistha’s held a Study Abroad Meetup on 23 Aug 2020
We held a discussion on WHY YOU MUST APPLY for MS in USA for 2021 ASAP. In a highly interactive session, Nistha discussed how things are shaping up for 2021. We predicted the Fall 2021 sessions to open up in person and encouraged our candidates to apply early.
What happened in 2020?
International students who were supposed to join Grad Schools in 2020 ended up deferring their admissions to Spring 2021 or Fall 2021 (if allowed).
Meanwhile, Trump threw few curveballs gathering the wrath of international students alike. He first suspended new H1B visa issuance, then he asked all international students to leave USA, then he was sued by Harvard and MIT which made him take back his attack on F1 students. However, it turned out that any new student starting his classes in 2020 wasn’t allowed to enter USA physically in Fall 2020. Last week, Trump also loosened the strict suspension of new H1B visas.
Read our previous analysis post on To Defer or Not to Defer!
Global recession and job losses in the aftermath of Covid-19
One of the worst outcomes of the covid-19 pandemic is the impact on industries and economy. Given the lockdowns and complete fullstop on travel, retail and physical meetups – so many industries are shutting down. Even when the lockdown ends, it is going to take sometime for the markets to bounce back and employment figures to catch up.
What does this mean for Master’s students? Read 5 ways coronavirus will impact the job search for MS and MBA students.
That’s it – we will keep updating this page as and when we hear anything important. Stay safe and reach out to us if you have any other queries about your upcoming Grad School dreams.
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