20 février 2014

For foreign grads, some hope for employment in the U.S.

CNNMoney.comBy . The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has introduced an initiative aimed at bringing together the school's graduates, corporate recruiters, and an immigration law firm to breeze through the maze of H-1B visa paperwork and regulation.
The United States is training a growing number of foreign students at its universities, but many are sent packing overseas after graduation day, a result of an arcane visa process that keeps many employers from even giving a talented foreign graduate a second glance. More...

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Avant l’invention des passeports

Par . En ce centenaire de la guerre de 1914, célébrons l’âge d’or européen. Ce temps mythifié où l’Europe connaissait une monnaie commune – l’étalon-or – et où les citoyens traversaient librement le continent. Il suffit de lire ces lignes nostalgiques de l’écrivain juif autrichien Stefan Zweig : « Je m’amuse toujours de l’étonnement des jeunes quand je leur raconte qu’avant 1914 je voyageais en Inde et en Amérique sans posséder de passeport, sans même en avoir jamais vu un. On montait dans le train, on en descendait sans rien demander, sans qu’on ne vous demandât rien », écrit-il dans « Le Monde d’hier, souvenirs d’un Européen ». « Il n’y avait pas de permis, pas de visas, pas de mesures tracassières : ces frontières (…) ne représentaient rien que des lignes symboliques qu’on traversait avec autant d’insouciance que le méridien de Greenwich. » La Grande Guerre eut raison de l’étalon-or et de la liberté d’aller et venir. Suite...

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Student visa system fraud exposed in BBC investigation

BBCBy Richard Watson. The Home Office has suspended English language tests run by a major firm after BBC Panorama uncovered systematic fraud in the student visa system.
Secret filming of government-approved exams needed for a visa shows candidates having tests faked for them.
ETS, which sets the exams but does not appoint the invigilators, told Panorama it "does everything it can to detect and prevent" cheating.
Home Secretary Theresa May said the BBC's evidence was "very shocking".
Panorama saw candidates for tests set by ETS, one of the largest language testing firms in the world, being replaced by "fake sitters" and having answers read out to them. More...

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17 février 2014

Cameron's student visa policy is a disastrous own goal

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The prime minister's careless immigration pledge is putting off some of our brightest visitors – and damaging Britain. Stupid. Incoherent. Short-sighted. Cack-handed. Intrusive. Counter-productive. One thesaurus is not enough to describe the folly of the British government's policy towards foreign students. Working in a British university, I see its dire effects every day. Kafkaesque, intrusive bureaucracy. More...

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16 février 2014

Home Office suspends English language tests

By David Matthews. The Home Office has suspended an organisation’s English language tests for immigration purposes after cheating was allegedly uncovered on some exams.
Theresa May, the home secretary, told the education sector to “put its own house in order” following revelations about the immigration scam. The BBC’s Panorama programme found that students were able to get others to take the English Testing Service (ETS) exams for them in order to get round English language requirements for student visas. It found that an undercover reporter was able to pay £500 to an immigration consultancy for a “guaranteed pass” on the English tests. More...

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10 février 2014

Student visa system 'abused' to gain illegal entry to UK

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By Graeme Paton. Undercover reporters for the BBC's Panorama reveal abuses of the student visa system, including cheating in government-backed English tests and falsifying documents.  
The Home Secretary has launched a clamp down on alleged abuses of student visas after an investigation found the system was providing a “free for all” for illegal entry to the UK.
Theresa May suspended English language tests set by a major exam board in the UK and temporarily withdrew accreditation from a series of colleges and immigration advisers amid evidence of a thriving market in fraudulent visas. More...

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07 février 2014

How to Get an Australian Student Visa

In order to study in Australia, you will need to obtain an Australian student visa. You must be able to prove to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) that you meet the following key Australian student visa requirements: Genuine Student Requirement, Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement, financial requirements, English proficiency requirements, and health and character requirements. You’ll need to complete an Australian student visa application form, pay the visa application fee, and perhaps attend an interview. Read on for more detail on what all of this involves. More...

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01 février 2014

How to Get a Student Visa for Belgium

If you’re hoping to study in Belgium, you may need to apply for a visa, depending on where you’re from and the length of your course. Find out if you need a student visa for Belgium, how to apply, and what documents you’ll be asked for.
Do you need a visa to study in Belgium?
Students from a European Union Member State or from a country in the European Economic Area (EEA) are not required to obtain a student visa in order to study in Belgium. They are, however, required to carry a national identity card, which they must present to the customs officer on arrival to Belgium. More...

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23 janvier 2014

Interior Ministry to expand work permits for foreign students

The Jerusalem PostBy Niv Elis, Lidar Gravé-Lazi. The idea is to create a “green path” for academics coming to Israel, making it a more attractive destination for international students.
The Interior Ministry is set to expand working rights for foreign students studying in Israel, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
Though details of the process are still being worked out, the ministry is expected to approve new rules that allow foreign academics and experts to take jobs lecturing in their fields in universities. More...

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International student applications to rise following visa changes

By Ray Clancy. Australia is hoping for a surge in visa applications from overseas students after putting into place recommendations from a review commissioned after numbers fell.
International education is one of Australia’s largest export sectors, generating income of $15.3 billion in 2011/2012 and generating thousands of jobs for Australians but between n 2009 and 2011 student visa grant numbers declined due to global and local factors. More...

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