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China students abroad prefer the US

25 Jul at 9 AM

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A student organisation headquartered in China says the US is the number one destination for students taking higher education courses abroad. Research by the Education International Cooperation Group found that 28 per cent of Chinese students who planned to go abroad for degree programmes named the US as their preferred destination. The UK...

Wales uni to offer student exchange in Texas

9 Jul at 9 AM

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Swansea University has reached a landmark deal with leading US academic institutions to set up joint research and student exchange programmes. The Welsh uni will pool strategic resources on research with three of its counterparts in Texas. Professor Richard Davies is Swansea’s vice-chancellor and he said that the tie-up would cover the...

UK students winging away across Atlantic

14 Mar at 9 AM

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An agency that helps place UK students at US universities and colleges says the number of people heading across the Atlantic Ocean increased significantly during the last academic year. The UK-US Fulbright Commission says the number of UK students in the US increased from 8,947 in 2010-2011 to 9,186 in 2011-2012. According to the...

Iran students abroad feel impact of sanctions

31 Jan at 2 PM

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Iranian students abroad are turning into an unexpected casualty of western sanctions against their homeland. Increased sanctions put in place just over a year ago have caused the Iranian rial to plummet to just 20 per cent of its value which has had a catastrophic effect on overseas students who rely on remittances from home. Western...

Chinese overseas student numbers boom

25 Sep at 9 AM

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A report just issued by a Chinese think-tank says that record numbers of Chinese students are now learning overseas. The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) claims Chinese students studying overseas comprise 14 per cent of the global total of students learning outside their homelands. The Social Sciences Academic report was published...

Rupee fall hits study abroad dreams of students

24 May at 6 PM

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The sharp fall of the Indian Rupee versus the US dollar has hit the dreams of students studying overseas or those intending to enrol on courses abroad, reports The Times of India. The decline of the rupee versus the dollar over the last month has driven it up to roughly 56 rupees against the dollar and has led to huge differences in living...

Parents of murdered Chinese students to sue USC

22 May at 10 AM

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The parents of two students from China who were murdered near the campus of the University of Southern California have filed a lawsuit alleging that the institution made false claims regarding safety. On Wednesday, the parents of 23-year-olds Ying Wu and Ming Qu filed a 15-page lawsuit that attacked safety claims they allege are made by...

Malaysian PM advises students to study abroad

21 May at 4 PM

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Malaysian students should seize the opportunities to study overseas, according to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib. Najib, who is currently visiting the US, said that it is possible to maintain your roots but gain a global perspective too by acquiring proficiency in several languages and job experiences overseas. He also encouraged students...

More school leavers to study overseas

10 May at 6 PM

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A new study has discovered that a quarter of school leavers intend t study abroad, reports Wales Online. Studying in another country is becoming a popular option for students and undergraduates, revealed Graduate Prospects. The survey quizzed 500 students and school leavers and found that 24 per cent intend to study overseas, 73 per cent...

China seems prepared to grant study abroad visa to Chen

7 May at 6 PM

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The government of China seems willing to permit blind activist Chen Guangcheng to go overseas and pursue a US university’s fellowship offer, revealed the US State Department. Fox News reported that agency spokeswoman Victoria Nuland announced that she expects the government of China to promptly accept Chen and his family’s travel...