Education

How Do International Students Choose? New Insights Revealed

The growth of international students studying at the bachelor’s degree level far outpaces growth of master’s students — 54 percent compared to 26 percent over the same fiveyear period between 2008-2009 and 2013-2014, according to data from the IIE. Which begs the question: how do they all decide what to study and where? World Education News & Reviews (WES) recent “Mobility ... Read More »

Brazilian winners of English is GREAT unveiled

Being able to understand the lyrics of a favourite band or singer, or meet and communicate with people from all over the world, or become someone “new”, were all themes captured by some of the winning vlog entries in a successful competition aimed at young Brazilians keen to study English. Henrique Monteiro Alves from Brasilia produced a slick Spice Girls-themed video entry ... Read More »

Spending time overseas leads to workplace innovation, says study

Those who have participated in an international experience are more likely to progress into a job role involving innovation than those who haven’t, according to a recent British Council report. Photo: A World of Experience report Almost half of those (46%) surveyed for the report who have had an international experience, including exchange programmes, volunteering, studying, working or travelling, were involved ... Read More »

National Universities With a Strong International Student Presence

International Students Are a Big Part of These Campuses (Aldo Murillo/Getty Images) The U.S. hosted more students from abroad last year than ever before. In all, 974,926 international undergraduate and graduate students attended U.S. colleges and universities in 2014-2015, according to a report from the Institute of International Education. These 10 National Universities ​reported the largest percentages of international students in the 2014-2015 academic year. ... Read More »

Boko Haram violence keeping a million children out of school, says Unicef

More than 2,000 schools are closed across Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger while hundreds of others have been attacked by the militant Islamist group Since starting to wage war on the Nigerian government in 2009, Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted schools, students and teachers. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images The Boko Haram insurgency has kept more than one million children ... Read More »

It was racism at Oxford, not a statue, that made me buckle

Yes, the statue of Cecil Rhodes must fall. But I was a black student at the university, and I know tackling prejudice has to go beyond that Cecil Rhodes on Oriel College in Oxford. ‘The trickle-down effect of imperialist culture, from its celebrated history to its quiet present, is more oppressive than its symbols.’ Photograph: The Independe/REX/Shutterstock Tuesday 22 December ... Read More »

Strengthen a Rejected Round 1 MBA Application

Speaking with a recruiter, not an admissions officer, can help applicants determine the right time to apply to school. A mentor can help applicants figure out where they went wrong in their applications. Many round one MBA applicants got something they didn’t want this holiday season: a rejection letter. Business schools that have multiple admissions rounds, which are various times ... Read More »

179 professors indicted in research publishing scam

In an unprecedented crackdown on academic misconduct, as many as 179 university professors from some 110 universities in South Korea were indicted on Monday after an extensive criminal investigation into a huge copyright scam. The professors have been charged with republishing existing textbooks written by others under their own names by modifying the covers with the alleged connivance of the ... Read More »

Survey challenges thinking on foreign graduate students

New data contradicts a common assumption that many if not most international graduate students come to the United States to pursue doctoral degrees. In fact, nearly four out of five international students enrolled for the first time on courses in the US joined masters or certificate programmes, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, or CGS. The CGS claims its ... Read More »

4 Questions Students Should Ask About Health Care Abroad

Medications prescribed at home might not be legal in an international student’s destination country. Students who will be traveling with prescription drugs should get a letter from their doctor explaining why the medication is needed and the recommended dosage. For students planning to earn a degree overseas, the preparations don’t end after selecting a school, applying for a visa and ... Read More »