American college students are less likely to die on study abroad programs than on their home campuses, according to a new analysis of insurance claims published by the Forum on Education Abroad. The analysis compares data from two major insurance providers, which together insured nearly half of all students studying abroad in 2014, with findings from a 2013 study on mortality at 157 college campuses.
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March 16, 2016
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March 16, 2016
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March 15, 2016
A professor at England’s University of Manchester whose second job as a porn star came to light after a student recognized him in a film has resigned from his position, The Telegraph reported. Nicholas Goddard had taught chemical engineering at the university for almost 25 years.
March 11, 2016
After a legal challenge -- still on appeal -- U.S. issues new rule extending the time some international students can work after graduation.
March 10, 2016
The elite Indian Institutes of Technology will hold entrance exams in eight foreign countries starting in 2017 in an effort to attract more international students. The Huffington Post’s India edition reported that tests for foreign nationals are planned for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and, within the United Arab Emirates, Dubai.
March 9, 2016
Texas A&M University receives more than $76.2 million each year to operate its branch campus in Qatar, The Washington Post reported. The Post obtained a copy of the contract and budget documents for the campus via a public records request.
March 9, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education has revoked the eligibility of Michigan Jewish Institute to participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs after finding that it obtained Pell Grants on behalf of students who were enrolled in foreign institutions and had no intention of earning an MJI degree.
February 26, 2016
Protesting students at South Africa’s North-West University set fire to various university buildings on Wednesday, completely destroying the administration building and forcing the university to close its campus in Mafikeng indefinitely, the university said.
February 25, 2016
Intensive English programs report declines in Saudi Arabian enrollments as colleges and universities watch for changes to the government's massive foreign scholarship program.