Note From the Editor
The first quarter of the year is just a month short, but signs of it being different from the past two years of the pandemic are beginning to show up, especially in the international education sector. For instance, the United Kingdom observed a rise in Nigerian applicants who want to study in the UK, while Ireland enjoyed word-of-mouth recommendations that have brought in more Indian students. Meanwhile, in the United States, a possible startup visa is deemed not only to accelerate the US in the race for further science and tech innovations, but may positively impact US-bound STEM foreign students as well. Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, on the other hand, are gearing up to welcome a growing number of foreign travelers, including global learners, as these countries with the strictest border control and safety protocols are starting to ease up restrictions.