Note From the Editor
As countries start opening their borders to international students, institutions have begun pursuing initiatives that would attract more foreign learners to study in their school. International students remain a substantial contributor to a host destination’s economy.
The U.S. government, represented by Governors from different States, pledged to make computer science classes more accessible to every student studying in the country. The initiative aims to help students seek careers in technology by expanding access to computer science education through various strategies including funding and increasing participation from traditionally underserved populations.
Immigration in Canada has vastly increased so far in 2022. Around the end of May 2022, Canada opened its arms to 187,490 new permanent residents. Those numbers are 78,370 more than the first five months of 2021. Canada is expected to welcome 449,976 more new permanent residents this year, including international student graduates who can help beef up the Canadian workforce.
According to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), some 38,300 students from the most disadvantaged areas of the United Kingdom have applied for university courses this year. Moreover, 135,000 international students have applied to start higher education this fall.
Canada is the fourth largest market for international students studying in Ireland (following the US, China, and India). The number of Canadian students coming to the country increased by almost 70 percent in the five years before the pandemic. Encouraging more international students to study in Ireland remains a crucial strategic goal for higher education institutions.
Indian-Australian relations continue to strengthen as exchanges between the two countries remain strong. In fact, Indian international students studying in Australia contributed more than $6.4 billion to the economy in 2019, pre-COVID.
In a press release by the Ministry of Education, foreign exchange students, excluding those from Hong Kong and Macau, who are seeking to enter Taiwan under educational cooperation programs, will be allowed to enter the country with a three-day quarantine requirement.
The largest university in the State of Maine, the University of New England, has signed several agreements with different high schools to accept qualified students to pursue their college education at its campus. This is to help provide opportunities for a brighter future for these deserving students from both the State and beyond.
The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) has released the results of their 2021 annual international student survey, and personal safety and security in Canada is the number one reason why the country attracts international students. In the survey, 79.2 percent said they considered the country for its safety and security measures. The second reason, which 69.5 percent of the respondents claimed, was the quality of the education system.
Prague ranked the second most affordable city in Europe for international students. The ranking was from the StudentGoGlobal 2022 ranking, which analyzed 250 cities from around the world. At the top of the list is the city of Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal.
The 23rd Russian Education Fair 2022 is dedicated to helping aspiring Indian students pursue higher studies in Russia. The education fair, which was organized by the Rus Education and Russian House, New Delhi (Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India), will be held in the cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, and Trivandrum.
Universities in the United Kingdom have strong partnerships with India and have hosted a high number of Indian students. From tuition discounts to in-kind payments, scholarships can help Indian students pursue international education.
Student groups at Alberta’s two largest universities are calling on the provincial government to introduce regulations on tuition fees paid by international students. Tuition fees for international students at the University of Calgary increased by 10 percent in May, affecting about 6,000 students.
Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), founded by Henry Riggs in 1997, is a private graduate school in Claremont, California. Their academic programs are organized into three schools: Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences, the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the School of Medicine.
KGI’s degree programs are regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Doctor of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.
College of the Rockies’ Criminal and Social Justice prepares the students to complete a degree in Justice Studies, Law Enforcement Studies, Criminology, and more. Career opportunities await in federal, provincial, and municipal governments. The strength of this program is its connection to the real world and hands-on learning experiences.
At the College of the Rockies, students can create flexible schedules and attend classes either face to face or online. A Certificate in Criminal and Social Justice is awarded to students who can complete the first year with a total of 30 credits. On the other hand, a Diploma in Criminal and Social Justice is awarded to those who can complete the two-year diploma curriculum with a total of 60 credits.
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