A program that allows international students in Canada to work for up to three years after graduation is creating a low-wage workforce and encouraging the creation of low-quality university programs, says an internal Citizenship and Immigration Canada report obtained by the CBC.
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March 31, 2016
A new report from the Institute of International Education provides data on the range of noncredit educational activities students are pursuing abroad, including volunteering and service learning, work or internships, research or fieldwork, study tours, religious missions, and travel for academic conferences, artistic performances or athletic competitions.
March 30, 2016
Recent attacks in Europe have targeted the most popular region for American study abroad students -- and the one traditionally perceived as safe.
March 29, 2016
A Reuters investigation found that the security of the SAT has been compromised in Asia much more frequently than the College Board, the nonprofit entity that owns the test, has publicly acknowledged.
March 28, 2016
At least two university students were among the dozens killed in the terrorist attacks at the main airport and a subway station in Brussels last week. Howest University College on Friday announced the death of Bart Migom, a second-year marketing student.
March 25, 2016
A top Chinese university may have been tricked by a man pretending to be a member of the Rothschild banking family, the Associated Press reported. A Tsinghua University administrator cited “oversights” in the institution’s screening processes after the Economic Observer newspaper reported that Oliver Rothschild – who attended fund-raisers and received gifts from Tsinghua’s president on a recent visit -- might not be a part of the famous banking family after all.
March 24, 2016
A student at the Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles was among the dozens killed by Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Belgium, the university announced. Leopold Hecht was killed in the bombing of the Maelbeek subway station. According to USA Today, 20-year-old Hecht was studying for a law degree.
March 24, 2016
Texas Tech University has canceled its summer and fall study abroad programs in Belgium in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks that targeted the main airport and a subway station in Brussels, USA Today and KCBD-TV reported. Four Texas Tech students were in Brussels at the time of the attacks; all have been reported safe.
March 23, 2016
U.S. universities scrambled to confirm the safety of students studying in Belgium in the wake of terrorist bombing attacks that killed dozens on Tuesday at the main airport and a subway station in Brussels.
March 22, 2016
The White House made a series of announcements on Monday related to expanding U.S.-Cuba educational exchanges timed with President Obama's visit to the island. These include a new $1 million commitment from "the Cuban American community" to the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, a public-private partnership that seeks to expand student exchange throughout the Western Hemisphere. Cuba has also been added to the list of participating countries for two U.S.