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Rescue Efforts for Syrian Students

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

The conflict in Syria has been going on for over 18 months and is escalating. Because of this, a growing number of higher education institutions have begun increasing efforts to extend scholarships and aid to Syrian students, especially those from areas hit hardest. Last week, the Institute for International Education (IIE) and Jusoor – an […]

London Metropolitan Police – International Students

Posted on September 19th, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

Some international students studying and living in the United Kingdom are required to register their stay with the local police. If you’re required to register, this will be written in your passport and you’ll need to register within seven days of your arrival in the United Kingdom. The Overseas Visitor Records Office – Metropolitan Police […]

Malaysia tightens student visa requirements

Posted on September 5th, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

Malaysia is one of Asia’s fastest growing education hubs and international students wanting to pursue higher education will soon face stricter requirements. The Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) has been monitoring the intake of international students to help reduce the possibility of students working illegally or engaging in criminal activity. Under the new system, international […]

Asian Students are on the Rise in Canada!

Posted on August 22nd, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

Canada is looking to make a greater effort to attract more Asian students to Canada.  The president at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Stephen Toope wrote a paper titled Strengthening education and research connectivity between Canada and Asia, released on August 7th, 2012. The paper calls for the creation of a high-profile Canadian scholarship […]

Student Visas in the United Kingdom – get tougher

Posted on July 11th, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

The UK has announced on July 2nd, 2012, that some international students applying for visas to study in the United Kingdom could now have “face-to-face interviews” included as part of the visa process.  Under the new ruling, “high-risk applicants” for student visas in the UK could be interviewed and asked a series of questions regarding, […]

Female International Students are on the Rise!

Posted on June 27th, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

Female international students are on the rise – at least for one institute in Terre Haute, Indiana. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is currently preparing for their largest female freshman class in history!  This year they’ll welcome 615 female international students, studying in engineering, science and mathematics. You may be wondering what’s helping this institute attract […]

Studying Abroad for the Summer

Posted on June 13th, 2012 by Annemarie Keller

Have you considered studying abroad for the summer? Many students find that studying abroad is a life enriching opportunity with endless benefits. Studying abroad for the summer allows students to partake in the best of both worlds: gaining cultural experiences and personal growth abroad but still have an “on-campus life.” In most cases, students have the opportunity to earn […]


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