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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EIU wants to attract more international students

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The Daily Eastern News – the newspaper of Eastern Illinois University – reports that EIU may look to increase the number of international students studying there. Right now there about 450 international students. That’s a bit over 5% of the total student population of around 8,900. Matthew Walters is going for the job of assistant dean…

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International Student SCAM ALERT – June 2017

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Sadly, international students are a target for scammers and criminals. International students are in a new country where the laws and systems are unfamiliar, and they may not have had a chance to make friends or build a support network.  They are also busy studying. All of this means that international students can often get…

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Australia: two international students killed in car accidents

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Sadly, I am writing again about accidents in which international students have lost their lives. Within the space of two weeks, two international students at Charles Darwin University in Australia’s Northern Territory were killed in separate car accidents. Emmanuel Oluwaseyi Ajadi, 26, from Nigeria was studying a masters of environmental management. He died on 16 June…

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US: Two international students hit by drunk driver

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On May 14 at Virginia Beach, two international students studying in the US were hit by a car and badly injured. The two international students Veronica Cabal and Michaela Pavico, had only moved to the US in March. Cabal suffered brain injuries in the accident and nearly died. Pavico injured her legs and ankle. Both…

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Australia: ASM registration cancelled

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Federal Government authorities in Australia have cancelled the registration of the once high-flying Australian School of Management (ASM). In a statement on 16 June the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) announced it was cancelling the ASM’s registration for failing to meet acceptable threshold standards. It seems to be the final nail in the…

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NZ college stopped from enrolling international students

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The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has stopped the Auckland based Imperial College of New Zealand from enrolling any more international students due to concerns about widespread plagiarism. The NZQA found that plagiarism was common across the business and management courses at the New Zealand College. NZQA’s deputy chief executive of quality assurance made the…

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