Till at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ukraine hosted nearly 80,00 foreign students who came mostly from developing countries. India alone contributed nearly 25%, which is the largest of the total number of foreign students who study in Ukraine. These students are located in the major industrial and educational centers of the country. However, when the all-out attack and bombing of Kharkiv, Sumy, Mariupol, and the expansion of missile attacks into the western city of Lviv, shows that Ukraine had a shield of safety as long as foreign students resided there, and with the exit of these international citizens, the country is now far more vulnerable to an all-out attack from Russia on its biggest population centers, including capital Kyiv.
Tokyo, Japan looks to accept roughly 100,000 international students waiting to enter the country by the end of May, taking advantage of open seats on commercial flights to speed the process.
About 152,000 holders of student visas were waiting to enter Japan as of Jan. 4, the Immigration Services Agency said. The plan is to bring in around 100,000 of those who seek to come as soon as possible under a simplified screening process.
The biggest international education fair in the UAE is back again, with in-person events taking place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Mar. 5-7. Face-to-face events started back up again late last year and show no signs of slowing down, as top-ranked universities, business schools, medical schools, and specialized colleges prepare to gather together to meet prospective students and their families at the UAE Education Fair.
The Government of Saskatchewan introduced the International Education Practitioner Program on Mar. 14, 2022. The “first of its kind” education program aims to provide international education training to the post-secondary education sector and further international student engagement, as well as host more students in Saskatchewan.