International education is big business. There are no official figures, but one recent estimate of the size of the international tertiary student market puts it at roughly $105 billion a year. The coronavirus pandemic has the potential to cut that number substantially. It was bad enough when the virus was limited to China: its economic impact was concentrated among outbound Chinese students who happened to be caught at home this February. Now that the virus has gone global, its effects on international education could become much more widespread.
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