Study abroad: Youngsters bring back more than memories

What are the things you’d expect to bring back from a study-abroad trip — memories of friendships forged, a precious certificate, trinkets and souvenirs? For many students, though, the most precious takeaways are intangible — a cookbook with recipes from all around the world, each contributed by a different classmate; a habit of recycling that you refuse to abandon; sometimes even a renewed determination to always wear a sari to special events. We talked to five students, some of whom are back and some who are still making new memories…

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Australia Study Cairns celebrates 20th anniversary

The organisation, which manages destination marketing for education providers within the regional city of Cairns in far north Queensland, shared the milestone with agents and educators attending the annual event. Study Cairns president Carol Doyle said the success of the organisation highlighted the level of understanding within the city for the importance of international education to the local economy, as well as the opportunity it provides to students and the community. “International education really connects students with the community” “Cairns is recognised as being Queensland’s leading tourism destination. Tourism is…

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Taxi-sharing could end traffic jams, suggests MIT study

Taxi-sharing services could reduce the number of cars on the road by 75%, a study has suggested. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study found that a fleet of 3,000 four-passenger taxis could do the same job as the current fleet of 13,000 yellow cabs in New York City. But it would mean that people would have to travel with strangers. The study was based on data from 3 million taxi rides. Most experts looking at our urban future agree that there is a real need to do something about…

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How To Improve Study Habits?

Ever wondered why you have difficulty learning from a particular teacher, whereas your other friends seem to understand things in just the right way? Did you ever question why the subjects like Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Biology that your friend said was so easy, but turned into a struggle for you? Do you notice that you and your friends have different opinions on whether or not to have your mp3 player on while you’re studying? The reason behind some of these discrepancies may be differences in learning styles! The following…

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Nova Scotia invites students to Study and Stay

The Stay in Nova Scotia and Study and Stay in Nova Scotia programmes will provide individual support to students who are interested in working in the province after graduation, including mentorship, career skills and help finding roles that match their specialisms. The two pilot projects, each accommodating around 50 students across all levels of post-secondary study, were devised to help boost the retention of international graduates. Federal and provincial governments and EduNova, a cooperative representing all sectors of the province’s international education industry, have partnered to launch the initiatives. The two…

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Poorer white pupils underperform in later academic choices – study

‘ Students from white British backgrounds are often holding themselves back by making poor educational choices, with many shutting themselves out of better careers as a result, according to a study for the government’s social mobility watchdog. Researchers found that as much as half of the gap in admissions to highly selective Russell Group universities between children on free school meals (FSM) and their better-off peers could be a result of factors beyond academic ability. The analysis published by the Social Mobility Commission, headed by former Labour minister Alan Milburn,…

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ALTO outlines portal plan in drive to standardise study journey

Bob Burger, marketing director at Malaca Instituto, made the comment when positing views he stated had been shared by using different members of IALC, an affiliation of independently-operated language schools from around the sector, all through a four–sturdy panel debate. leading the standardisation price changed into Thiago España, director at Brazilian organization international have a look at and a board member at fellow association, ALTO, which represents education organizations and education providers. ALTO is championing a set of 12 suggestions that aim to help standardise definitions and descriptions of merchandise…

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ALTO outlines portal plan in drive to standardise study travel

The concern over education agencies selling language school courses “based on what makes us the same, not what makes us different”, was an argument pitched against standardisation of language study booking in the Big Debate at the IALC Workshop last week. Thiago Espana explains ALTO’s plans to the audience of IALC member schools and agencies. Photo: IALC Amy Baker is a founder of The PIE News and has been writing and working in international education since 1997. She is the recipient of the IEAA Award for Excellence in Professional Commentary. “We…

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White teachers are significantly more likely to doubt the ability of black students, study finds

White teachers have significantly less faith in their black students’ academic success when compared with black teachers, a recent study has found. Researchers in the US analysed data from an ongoing 2002 education study which followed 8,400 tenth-grade public school pupils. That survey asked two different teachers – who each taught a particular student in either maths or reading – to predict how far that one student would go in school. Concerning white students, the ratings from both teachers were revealed to be the same. However, when it came to…

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Government visa rules are making Britain a ‘difficult and unattractive’ study destination for international students

Robert Spencer/Getty Images The Government’s “damaging” visa policies are making Britain a “difficult and unattractive” place to study for international students, a new report has warned. According to the findings from the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), last year’s business school student intake from outside the EU “fell sharply” by almost nine per cent. This, in turn, could have a detrimental effect on postgraduate taught programmes – such as the MBA – where 52 per cent of students are international. Despite business and administration courses being among the most popular…

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