18 avril 2017

US suspends fast-track processing of H-1B visas

By Beckie Smith. US Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended fast-track processing of H1-B visas, the temporary worker visa for highly skilled foreign workers and a key route to post-study work for international graduates. More...

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Russia to simplify visas, boost international student quota to 200,000

By Beckie Smith. The Russian government has upped its international student quota for universities by a third to 200,000 for this year and put in place plans to simplify visas for students completing a foundation year. The plans, announced by the deputy education minister, are part of an ongoing drive to boost the global profile of Russian higher education and increase the country’s soft power. More...

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Easing access to the US: community colleges go global

By Beckie Smith. At first glance, community colleges seem like the perfect option for international students seeking a US degree. They’re smaller, cheaper and easier to get into than universities – and after two years, students can transfer to a four-year institution, graduating with a degree from a big-name university. More...

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Japan tightens language study visa regulations

By Natalie Marsh. Students from five countries will be soon faced with stricter application requirements for language schools in Japan, as part of a crackdown on immigrants working illegally on student visas. More...

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11 avril 2017

Scrutiny Ordered for Certain Visa Applicants

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Memos from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offer a first glimpse of what President Trump’s proposed “extreme vetting” of visa applicants will look like, Reuters and The New York Times reported Thursday. Read more...

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20 mars 2017

Visa vacances-travail en Australie: récit du rêve éveillé d’une jeune Française

Par Louis Heidsieck. 28.000 jeunes français ont arpenté les pistes australiennes en 2015, 200.000 depuis la création du «working holiday visa», en 2004. Ce type de visa permet de trouver facilement des emplois de court terme pour financer une aventure d’un an. Voir l'article...

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19 mars 2017

Universities overwhelmingly objected to the Trump travel ban

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Universities played an important role in the unexpectedly widespread mobilization against President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order suspending entry to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. More...

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Colleges urge some to stay put amid Trump’s travel ban

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A revised travel ban issued by the White House no longer applies to immigrants with valid visas, but area university officials are advising students from the six countries named in the executive order to play it safe. More...

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13 mars 2017

Premium H-1B Visa Processing Temporarily Suspended

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it is temporarily suspending premium processing of H-1B skilled worker visa applications for up to six months, beginning on April 3. Read more...

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Aid Applications From Undocumented Students Drop

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Fewer undocumented immigrant students have applied for state-level financial aid in California so far this year, and state education officials are encouraging them to apply before this Thursday's deadline, the Los Angeles Times reported last week. The California Dream Act allows undocumented immigrant students to apply for state financial aid. Read more...

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