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Student Visa Clampdown Confirmed for the UK

Posted on February 12th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

The new visa rules that emerged last month for the UK were unveiled Wednesday (10th February 2010) by the home secretary Alan Johnson. There were large concerns that the new proposed rule changes would impact English language schools, as it would increase the level of english required by applicants to a level that would rule [...]

New USA Sim Card Options

Posted on February 11th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

As we highlighted in our previous post, mobile phone companies tend to hit those who travel or study abroad with high roaming costs if you use your mobile phone when abroad. Our post identified some key areas to help students minimize these costs and avoid any high charges or unexpected phone bills. Of course, the [...]

Citizenship for Canadian International Students

Posted on February 4th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

In a move that has been designed to target the international education industry in both the UK and Australia, after both countries have had very public issues with visa issuance/ bogus schools and violence towards international students, the Canadian province of Quebec is now offering all international students who graduate from any university in the [...]

Study Abroad Safety – Know Before You Go

Posted on February 3rd, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

THE SARA’S WISH FOUNDATION In 1996, Sara Schewe, a student at Georgetown University, was killed, along with 3 other students from her program, while taking a bus in India to see the Taj Mahal. Since that time, Charles and Anne Schewe have dedicated themselves to bringing awareness on how to minimize safety issues while traveling [...]

Avoiding Roaming Costs as an International Student

Posted on February 2nd, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

We all love our mobile phones, they provide such a high level of convenience that most people do not want to go without them. However, although you may travel well, its most likely that your existing mobile phone provider and contract in your home country will not travel well with you. As any traveler will [...]