Note From the Editor
Further developments are experienced in the international education sector around the world amid uncertainties. The strengthening of academic ties between the United Kingdom and Australia is just one of these. In New Zealand, aspiring and fully-vaccinated global learners who want to study in the country may soon experience softened restrictions. Meanwhile, Ukrainian international students in London are making efforts to help raise awareness amid the growing tensions in their home country.
Canada Is Sitting Over an Immigration Backlog of Almost 2 Million Applications
A total of 1,815,628 applications for Canada visas are pending approval, up 0.1% from December 2021. Given the tremendous backlog, Minister Sean Fraser had announced that the country is to make 147,000 permanent residency decisions in the first quarter of 2022, which would surely add to the rise in Canada’s population. Canada was home to 37 million people in 2021, up 5.2% from 2016, which made Canada the fastest-growing G7 country according to Statistics Canada’s Census 2021 release.
‘I’m Very Worried’: London’s Ukrainian Students on the Crisis Back Home
Ukrainian international students in London have expressed their concerns about the tensions happening in their home country due to the growing presence of the Russian military since 2014. Though some of the global learners confessed that their anxieties have affected how they focus on academic duties and part-time work, many Ukrainian students are making efforts to support their community back home. Amid the uncertainties, a Ukrainian student society in an HEI in London has been organizing initiatives to raise awareness of Ukrainian culture, values, politics, and economics.
International College Students: Challenges and Solutions
In an article by an esteemed professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, the challenges faced by international college students were discussed. Among the difficulties mentioned were academic challenges, financial stresses, and discrimination, among other things. Talking with fellow international students, seeking family support, and welcoming diversity are just three of the recommended solutions.
Two Years Into Pandemic, International Programs Continue Despite Obstacles for Students
In Seoul, South Korea, recent data showed that little change in demand happened despite the pandemic-induced restrictions. According to figures from Korean Education Development Institute, there was a total of 152,281 students who came to South Korea to study last year. This was a slight decrease from 2020, where numbers stood at 153,695. In 2019, the East Asian country received 160,165 global learners, which is its record high since 2005.
Scholarships Key To Attend College Abroad
In Tokyo, Japan, the Yanai Tadashi Foundation has been offering scholarships so that Japanese students can enroll in higher education institutions in the United States and in the United Kingdom. A university official in Tokyo encourages Japanese students in middle and high school to pursue post-secondary education in a foreign country so that they can “view multiple cultures from a neutral standpoint.” He added that such skill is important especially when companies around the world are no longer just looking for professionals who are bilingual or trilingual, but those who are ‘bicultural’ or ‘tricultural.’
Featured Institution: The University of The West of England (UWE Bristol)
The University of the West of England (UWE) is located in and around Bristol, England as a public research university. UWE Bristol is made up of several campuses in Greater Bristol, and the Frenchay Campus is their largest campus in terms of student numbers. Glenside and Frenchay Campuses are the home of most of the faculty of health and applied sciences, Hartpury Campus provides training in agriculture and conservation, animal sciences, equine, and sport. In 2018, UWE Bristol received a gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework. UWE Bristol also offers different variety of accommodations such as on-campus, within the city, or through private accommodations.
Featured Program: Bachelor of Education (BEd) program
All over the world, education is considered an essential role in society – and teaching is one of Acadia University’s most respected and noble professions. Acadia University’s full-time Bachelor of Education (BEd) program is offered in either a 16-month-consecutive or a traditional two-year format. It offers rigorous training to provide you with the broad skill-set needed to teach young children, or the subject-specific expertise required to help students attain more advanced levels of education. Beyond the classroom, education careers are available in research, administration, management, and counseling roles. Society will always need teachers and those with the skills that an education degree provides, so no matter the economic climate, training as a teacher will render you highly employable.