Note From the Editor
As higher education institutions return to some semblance of normalcy, international students are again flocking to their study destinations overseas. The resumption of in-person studies, however, is not without its issues and concerns, particularly in terms of housing and health care. Let’s hope these challenges are addressed sooner than later.
India is the leading country for sending students to different colleges and universities in America, according to Don Heflin, Minister Counsellor for Consular Affairs US Embassy in New Delhi. Recent data showed that, between May and June 2022, the US diplomatic missions in India granted a record-breaking 82,000 student visas.
To increase access to Nova Scotia Medical Services Insurance (MSI) for international students with study and work permits, Nova Scotia is revising regulations under the Health Services and Insurances Act (HSIA). The adjustments enable permit holders to leave Nova Scotia for longer than 31 days without losing their MSI coverage for insured services obtained in Canada.
The number of in-person overseas study programs is increasing as students return to the classroom this fall at American colleges and institutions. According to a poll by the International Educational Exchange, 83% of institutions reported a rise in study abroad enrollment for the 2022 academic year over the prior year.
As Ireland has been experiencing a ‘severe housing crisis,’ the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS) has seen an 86-percent rise in inquiries about accommodation. The crisis had been driven by strong demand for housing, resulting in a steep rent increase.
As Australia had been easing its borders, especially to international students, the country’s international education authorities doubled down on providing opportunities for global learners, such as enhancing their employability skills. Australia has been a favorite destination for Indian students due to its post-study work opportunities and quality of living.
Western Australia (WA) had been boosting its efforts to attract more international students to enroll in WA universities and colleges. According to an official announcement, $10 million of the investment is for the Agent Incentive Scheme to promote WA as a study destination.
International students in the United States are awarded employment authorizations. But not getting one, especially if the student is planning on working while studying, may lead to the student being banned from reentering the country. F-1 and M-1 visas have their restrictions and freedoms, so international students receiving either type of visa must be aware.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has introduced a $10,000 deposit for international students planning to study in the country. The deposit is to assure that the incoming international students will be able to support themselves during their international studies.
Out of the 28,200 students at the Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Park, 85 percent are international students. Those international students are from 80 countries, and that is just from the two higher education institutions. The reasons? Affordability and more programs to choose from.
Thousands of foreign students are enrolled in many higher education institutions in Switzerland. The students are eligible for financial assistance from the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS). This assistance is limited to some postgraduate candidates and researchers from certain countries.
After a long and fearful wait due to COVID-19, many Vietnamese are heading overseas to study again. Data published by the U.S. shows that the number of Vietnamese applying for non-immigrant student visas (F1) has gradually recovered to pre-pandemic levels.
Kazakhstan witnessed a growing demand for education abroad. According to UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the total number of students in the world will increase from the current 97 million to 260 million by 2025.
Mentora College of Business & Technology (MCBT) is a business career college which offers diploma programs in Business Administration Management and Hotel Management. It is located in a modern education setting near the corner of Yonge and Wellesley streets, steps from Wellesley Subway Station, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
MCBT focuses on interactive, project-based learning in classes that are currently capped at 14 students. The Business Administration Management and the Hotel Management programs have a 384-hour supervised practicum to ensure real-world, hands-on learning.
University of Charleston’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers theoretical and practical experience to give the students an insight into the business world. The program incorporates case studies to develop skills in problem-solving and teamwork.
The students can choose one of the two formats that the university is currently offering. They can choose in-seat where they attend classes one night per week on campus or online which is designed to accommodate their busy lives and work schedules.
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