The number of international students in the United States has plunged after years of strong growth. Chinese students are quite high in terms of F1 students (that is, full-time students studying in the US with a US f1 visa). The number of Chinese students studying in the United States also plunged sharply in 2018. The data shows that in the United States, there are 34,000 Chinese students studying in the United States in 2016, and by 2018 they will drop to 25,000, a drop of 30%.

The National Security Agency released statistics in April 2018. From March 2017 to March 2018, the number of active international students decreased by 0.5% year-on-year. The annual report jointly released by the American Institute of International Education and the US Department of Education on November 13, 2018 shows that the number of international students studying in the United States has declined for the second consecutive year. According to the report, in the 2017-2018 school year, there were 271,000 international students enrolled in higher education institutions in the United States, down 6.6% year-on-year. At the same time, the total number of international students in the United States reached 1.09 million, an increase of 1.5% year-on-year, the lowest growth rate since 2005-2006.

Before they go to the United States to study ,many people have many concerns. There are more and more restrictions on studying abroad. Everyone is afraid that the application will be unsuccessful. Therefore, they will find a study agent, but the market for studying abroad is also chaotic. Therefore, it is necessary to do some surveys in advance. There will be a lot of articles about the evaluation of study abroad agents (also known as 留学中介测评) on the Internet, which should be helpful to everyone.

In addition, we have to pay attention to some problems in the United States. First of all, you must buy insurance, otherwise a minor illness may put you in an economic crisis. Insurance are compulsory at school. Schools generally provide insurance for students to buy, but many people choose to buy other commercial insurance as f1 replacement insurance (also known as f1替换保险) because of other considerations. It is also a good choice. When you are looking for a job after graduation, you should also pay attention to the fact that the situation of American companies is different from that in China. When recruiting, they will choose the nearest one. So if you are in college in New York, you’d better choose to practise in New York (also known as 纽约实习) or find a job in New York (also known as 纽约找工作). Another point is the issue of legal status. Before graduation, you should think about what you can use to stay in the US after the student status expires. For example, the l1 visa (also known as l1签证) and the h1b visa (also known as h1b签证) can allow you to work in the United States.