The International Student Blog

Home Sick when Studying Abroad

Posted on August 18th, 2011 by Apinant Hoontrakul

Studying abroad can be a great experience – you will meet new people, experience new traditions, eat exotic foods and possibly learn a new language. But with these new experiences you may find yourself homesick missing your family, friends, pets, food or even something as simple as your own bed. When you are homesick you […]

Australia Lowers Visa Assessment Levels

Posted on April 12th, 2011 by InternationalStudentGuru

As of April 2nd 2011, the visa assessment levels for 38 countries have officially been lowered for those wanting to study in Australia. What this means is that students will have less documents to submit to apply for a visa, hopefully making it easier for students to gain entry to study in Australia. With the […]

International Student Concierge Expanding

Posted on February 23rd, 2011 by InternationalStudentGuru

Back in May 2010, we launched the International Student Concierge Service, designed to match international students with schools all around the USA. It took the hard work out of searching endlessly online for schools that you might be interested in, and instead allows you to submit your details to the concierge service for us to […]

Indian Students Struggling to get Tuition Back

Posted on May 4th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

Thousands of Indian students are struggling to get their prepaid tuition refunded from Australian schools and colleges. The situation has come to light following the collapse of colleges and a clamp down of the Australian immigration system. As we reported earlier this year, there were a number of high profile attacks on Indian students in […]

Attacks on International Students in Australia

Posted on January 13th, 2010 by InternationalStudentGuru

As we reported in our January issue of the International Student News, there has been a recent spate of attacks against international students in Australia, and most notably on students who are studying there from India. The problems have been grumbling for a while and came to a head earlier this month when accounting graduate […]

Changes to Australian Student Visas

Posted on April 16th, 2008 by InternationalStudentGuru

New regulations are being introduced that will allow all students who are issued with visas on, or after the 26th April 2008 to automatically have work authorization. In the past all student visas that were issued to students studying in Australia did not have any form of work authorization, and students needed to separately apply […]

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