UK: How many international students leave after studying?

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Full Fact – which calls itself the “UK’s Independent Fact Checking Charity” – has looked at the following claim from UK shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott: Well maybe, but maybe not says Full Fact. The truth, they say, is that nobody knows for sure how many international students in the UK return to their home countries…

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Visa delays could stop Indian international students studying in Ireland

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The Irish Times is reporting that visa delays for Indian international students could mean that many students will not receive their visas in time to commence their studies at top Irish universities, including University College Dublin, and the University of Limerick. UL’s teaching term starts on the 4 September, and UCD’s term starts on 11…

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Universities Australia launches 24 hour sexual assault hotline

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Universities Australia – the peak body representing Australia’s universities – has launched a 24 hour phone line to support university students who have been the victims of sexual assault. Here is their media release on the support line. The support line number is: 1800 572 224 The new hotline was launched on 31 July to get…

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University of Sydney international student video series is a big hit

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The University of Sydney has produced a series of videos giving international students useful info to help them get into the swing of student life. The videos cover: General information about Sydney. Pre-departure information for international students who are already enrolled at the university. Accommodation information. (Read our recent posts on crowded international student share…

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UK: Bellerbys College Oxford to close

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The Oxford Mail reports that Bellerbys College Oxford will close on 31 August, at the end of the 2016/17 academic year. The college, which is operated by Study Group International, offers foundation courses for hundreds of international students. The news is confirmed on the college’s website which provides the following update: The building currently occupied…

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Why international students in Australia are like sardines

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Over crowded accommodation and exploitation of international students looking for a place to live has again been called out as an issue in Australia. Landlords in the big east coast cities of Sydney and Melbourne – where accommodation is expensive – are packing international students into small apartments like sardines. Online ads on popular Aussie…

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US: student abduction spooks Chinese students and parents

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The likely kidnapping and murder of Chinese international student Yingying Zhang is shocking. Zhang arrived the US in April 2017 to study photosynthesis and crop productivity at the University of Illinois for one year. She has not been seen since she got into a car at a bus on the university campus on 9 June…

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US: International students scammed at UW

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University of Wisonsin-Madison Police Department (UWPD) have issued a warning about a phone scam targeting international students in recent days. Students have reported receiving a call from a person claiming to be a UWPD officer who demands money or a gift card. The caller threatens to arrest the student if they don’t pay up. The…

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NZ: Home intruders rob international students at knife point

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A group of seven international students in New Zealand are now living in constant fear after two men armed with knives broke into their South Auckland home and robbed them during the night of 8 July. One of the offenders entered through a window, and then made one of the students open the door for…

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US to make international students apply for a visa every year?

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The Washington Post is reporting that senior officials at the US Department of Homeland Security are working up a proposal that would require international students in the US to reapply for permission to stay in the United States every year. That would, to say the least, be a big pain in the #@! for the…

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