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By Global Engagement Staff /
November 3, 2021 /
Posted in: Student and Faculty Mobility /
Our international student population in 2020-21 declined only slightly over prior year, with a total of 1275 F/J students and 950 INTL or internationally credentialed students.
Diversity within our international student population remained steady, with students coming to DePaul from 126 different countries, same as prior year.
The number of students participating in OPT, or practical training, post degree completion increased by almost 14% to 654 students, meaning more students are staying in the US to gain valuable work experience.
In 2019-20, there were 116 students who gained international academic experiences through Study Abroad, nearly 90% of those experiences were virtual.
Students participated in a number of new program offerings including virtual study abroad programs, virtual internships, as well as online enrollment at an exchange partner school.
The number of students earning the Global Fluency Certificate increased to 51 in 2020-21, up from 44 students in the prior year. We have 131 students registered as of this fall, with 42 who have already completed the requirements!
Our English Language Academy launched a new Academic Success Course, designed to support incoming international students in their first year. Over 110 students have participated in the course, so far, with nearly 10% of them completing the course successfully.