The growth in the number of students from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia at Idaho State University has caused unease on campus and in the community, The New York Times reported. The nearly 1,200 Middle Eastern students account for about 10 percent of Idaho State’s total enrollment.
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March 21, 2016
A bus carrying international exchange students crashed Sunday in Spain, killing at least 13 passengers and injuring 34, the Associated Press reported. Most of the passengers were studying at two Barcelona universities through the Erasmus exchange program. Passengers from around 20 countries were on board the bus, which was en route to Barcelona from Valencia, where the students had attended a fireworks festival.
March 17, 2016
Three Turkish academics who held a press conference affirming their support for a January petition opposing a military campaign against Kurdish separatists have been jailed for allegedly “making terrorist propaganda.” A British computer scientist who came to the police station in a show of support for the three scholars has also been detained and deported after 25 years living in Turkey, according to reports from Nature News and
March 17, 2016
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.
March 16, 2016
The leader of the Israeli Sociological Society said he is implementing a 2011 decision by the group’s general assembly to refrain from academic cooperation with Ariel University, which is located in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.
March 16, 2016
The U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury on Tuesday announced changes to sanctions regulations against Cuba that will further loosen restrictions on travel to the island and allow Cuban nationals in the U.S. to earn salaries or stipends. The changes also expand access to American financial institutions for Cuban nationals.
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.