The technical side of international ed: let’s talk about tax, baby

In the world of international education, whether you’re a small business owner or the finance officer at a large organisation, the subject is made even more irksome with the added burden of navigating international sales tax. But as tax policies constantly change and international study offices are increasingly being asked to act like multinational companies, it’s important to talk about tax. Including all the good things and the bad things that may be. “New Zealand is one of very few countries in the world where tax is levied on language…

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The Infectious Optimism of Ed Entrepreneurs

By using disposition, I am an optimist. For someone of my particular predilections it’s far, to echo Dickens, the first-rate of times and the worst of times. it’s far the nice of times because, based totally on nearly any indicator conceivable, it’s miles the first-class time in human records to be alive. Simply examine the decline in poverty during the last two hundred years. Harvard professor Steven Pinker says that we’re dwelling within the most peaceful time within the history of our species. The records back him up. Whilst you…

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NZ: two regions receive $300k to grow int’l ed

Two regions in New Zealand have received federal funding totalling more than NZ$300,000 in order to develop their international education strategies and further their outreach as study destinations. The region of Manawatu has secured NZ$150,000 in funding. Photo: Whanganui in Manawatu/Ang Wickham Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying mass communication. In her spare time, she is either glued to the news channels or watching Making a Murderer. International education is worth…

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The future of global ed: civic engagement, social responsibility, says AIEA

Social responsibility and civil engagement are rising on the checklist of what an international education should include. At the recent annual conference of the Association of International Education Administrators, delegates and thought leaders explored how to incorporate social responsibility into the curriculum and underlined the need to create “global citizens”. Sara Custer is originally from Oklahoma. After studying in Chicago and a four-year stint as a TEFL teacher in Barcelona she came to London to start her journalism career. In her free time you’ll find her cycling and desperately trying…

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NZ: two regions receive $300k to grow int’l ed

Two regions in New Zealand have received federal funding totalling more than NZ$300,000 in order to develop their international education strategies and further their outreach as study destinations. The region of Manawatu has secured NZ$150,000 in funding. Photo: Whanganui in Manawatu/Ang Wickham Natalie is a journalism graduate from City University London, who spent part of her degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying mass communication. In her spare time, she is either glued to the news channels or watching Homeland. International education is worth NZ$2.85bn to…

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Ed Leigh appointed as Verbier ambassador

Verbier has announced the appointment of Ed Leigh as its new resort ambassador. Widely respected as one of the premiere winter sports and off-piste ski resorts in the world, Verbier offers 191 runs of varying difficulties and is no stranger to playing host to some of the biggest names in skiing and culture. From Richard Branson and Hugh Grant, to the British and Nordic Royal Families, the facilities truly are fit for a king. Keeping with the theme of the Swiss resort, ski and snowboard guru Ed Leigh is himself…

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