12 décembre 2019

Korean studies gaining ground in Middle East

By Callan Quinn. With the announcement that K-Pop group BTS will play their first concert in Saudi Arabia this October – and Super Junior and Stray Kids having already wowed audiences in Jeddah – Korean studies across the Middle East have never been more popular. More...

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Erasmus students flock to Czech Republic

By Callan Quinn. The number of international students – including Erasmus+ participants –  in the  Czech Republic has skyrocketed over the last two decades as more and more students flock to the central European nation. More...

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Health insurance row continues in Manitoba

By Callan Quinn. The University of Manitoba Students’ Union has drafted a letter to the Canadian government calling for health insurance funding for international students to be reinstated. The move follows university governors approving a CA$865 annual premium under the Manitoba International Student Insurance Plan. More...

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BC insurance reforms increase int’l student costs

By Callan Quinn. International students will see their health insurance premiums in British Columbia increase as the province moves to eliminate Medical Service Plan premiums for residents next year. More...

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Research reveals Czech attitudes to study abroad

By Callan Quinn. Research from the Czech Republic’s DZS (the Centre for International Cooperation in Education), recently published in English for the first time, is shedding light on attitudes towards study abroad in the Central European nation. More...

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Taiwanese aware of rising ‘brain drain’ risk

By Callan Quinn. Taiwan is reacting to increased pressure to tackle brain drain as more and more young people head overseas for work and study. Over 40,000 students applied for study visas abroad in 2017, according to a recent report from the Ministry of Education. More...

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Trump discusses ‘smart person’s waiver’

By Callan Quinn. President Trump has acknowledged flaws in the US’s work visa system for international graduates during a press conference in Osaka, Japan, and discussed the creation of a new “smart person’s” waiver system. More...

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UK universities see 30% increase in Chinese applicants

By Callan Quinn. New data from UCAS has revealed that the number of UK university applicants from China has increased by 30% for the 2019/2020 academic year to 19,760, overtaking the 18,520 applicants from Northern Ireland. More...

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Aus: Chinese proficiency “concerning”

By Callan Quinn. Chinese language proficiency is hard to find in Australians with no Chinese background, an Australian MP has said, despite China currently being Australia’s largest trading partner and accounting for almost 30% of all Australia’s exports. More...

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Indian ministry seeks work rights for int’l students

By Callan Quinn. In a move further strengthening India’s bid to become an international student hub, the country’s Human Resource Development Ministry has put together a proposal that, if passed into law, will allow international students to work in certain fields while studying. More...

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