UAE : EXPO 2020 : A LEGACY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

Here’s how some educational institutes are engaging their students with the showcase event. Maryssa O’Connor, Principal/CEO, GEMS Wellington International School We began our partnership with the Expo Educators Team in 2017 and are now in our third academic year of an Expo-rich curriculum. We use the three Expo themes as a stimulus, the students’ progress

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GLOBAL : INT’L SCHOOL COSTS ON THE RISE, UK UP £1K ON 2018

The average cost per year for a place at an international school is on the rise in many key destinations, with a single year at a UK-based international school increasing in cost by more than £1,000 on 2018 figures,  data from ECA International has revealed. While China, the US and Belgium are the first, second and third most

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GLOBAL : CHINESE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – THE END OF THE AFFAIR

Growth in the number of Chinese students pursuing study in four top destinations – United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia – is “slowing significantly”, according to a new report. But while Canada and Australia are diversifying their international student populations, the US and UK continue to rely too heavily on China as a source

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FORCED OFF CAMPUS, HONG KONG UNIVERSITIES TAKE TEACHING DIGITAL

Academics are ‘putting in a lot of effort’ to ensure students are not harmed by shutdown. There has been an unexpected outcome of the anti-government protests that have left many Hong Kong campuses in physical disarray: almost all teaching and learning has gone online. Instead of cancelling teaching entirely when face-to-face sessions and classroom-based exams

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GLOBAL : GOVERNMENTS NEED TO THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT ELIMINATING TUITION FEES

The Labour Party in the UK, like the Democrats in the US, hopes to be elected on a policy of abolishing student fees. Roger Smyth draws on the experience of New Zealand to challenge the rationale for such a strategy. Political parties seeking power will often promise to abolish tuition fees in higher education. We

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UK LAUNCHES INT’L AMBASSADOR SCHEME

As part of the campaign #Weareinternational, the UK is launching an international student ambassador program, which is being run by student-facing organisation UKCISA. Announced to coincide with International Education Week, the #WeAreInternational Student Ambassador Programme will be a “leadership development scheme” for exceptional individuals from around the world, who are currently studying and living in the UK. This initiative

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USA : CALIFORNIA REMAINS THE TOP U.S. DESTINATION FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, YET ENROLLMENT IS SLIPPING

California remains the top U.S. destination for foreign students, who primarily come from China and India, with enrollment dipping slightly in the 2018-19 school year for the first time in at least a decade, according to a survey released Monday. Nationally, new enrollments of international students declined for the third year in a row although

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UNITED KINGDOM : UK universities face chill winds of change

United Kingdom universities are vast organisations. Many are the biggest employers in their areas and a small number have incomes that surpass £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) a year. If they are able to, they will grow much bigger still. Demographic trends are about to deliver a big increase in the number of school leavers. Only

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USA : THIRD OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN US ‘DISCRIMINATED AGAINST’

Survey released as new data show the majority of US universities have seen a decline in new international students this year Almost a third of international students in the US have faced discrimination because of their nationality, with Chinese students being particularly affected, according to a study. A survey of 1,921 overseas students and recent graduates

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LIVING OFF THE LAND: THE UNIVERSITIES REAPING THE REWARDS OF THEIR VALUABLE LOCATIONS

While some universities are funding huge building projects out of international student fees, an increasing number in Australia and elsewhere are finding that the ground beneath their feet is the best foundation for reaching to the sky. But should universities really be swapping ivory towers for commercial skyscrapers? For a sector crippled by funding cuts, Australia’s universities

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