Languages Canada warns sector “being decimated” by Coronavirus - Global Education Times (GET News)

Languages Canada warns sector “being decimated” by Coronavirus

The damage caused by the Coronavirus outbreak has put multiple language schools and SMEs facing the risk of closure, Languages Canada has warned.

Languages Canada, the accreditation body for English and French language Education in Canada, represents around 200 member institutions in 180 study locations all over the country.

As a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Languages Canada believes that Canada’s language education sector is “being decimated”.

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Canada launches accelerated visa scheme Nigeria Student Express - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada launches accelerated visa scheme Nigeria Student Express

Canada has announced the launch of Nigeria Student Express, an accelerated visa processing scheme for Nigerian students.

Under the new pilot scheme, eligible Nigerian students will have the luxury of expedited visa processing time frames.

Nigeria Student Express (NSE), a new visa pilot scheme, has been launched by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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US relaxes online education visa rules to battle Coronavirus outbreak - Global Education Times (GET News)

US relaxes online education visa rules to battle Coronavirus outbreak

In reaction to the coronavirus outbreak, the US immigration authorities have relaxed online education visa rules for international students.

The potential procedural adaptations message released by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Programme (SEVP) on Monday last week was sent to all SEVP-certified colleges and universities.

The statement declared that such institutions ‘may need to adapt their procedures and policies to address the significant public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 crisis’.

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Canada now 3rd most popular study abroad destination - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada now 3rd most popular study abroad destination

Canada has become the world’s 3rd most popular study abroad destination for international students.

Over the past decade, the study abroad international student population in Canada has tripled, having reached 642,000 students last year.

Canada now ranks as the world’s third most popular higher education destination, behind the USA and Australia. UNESCO has revealed that the number of international students globally has increased five-fold, from 2 million in 2000 to 5 million today.

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Canada Coronavirus special measures for study permit applicants - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada Coronavirus special measures for study permit applicants

Canada has announced a series of special measures to help study permit applicants from China, Iran and South Korea, whose application processes have been hindered by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Several citizens and residents of the aforementioned countries badly affected by the Coronavirus have been unable to lodge their Canada study permit visa applications due to widespread shutdowns of public services in the regions.

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Cohort Go and North Loop cement partnership - Global Education Times (GET News)

Cohort Go and North Loop cement partnership

Cohort Go and North Loop have signed a partnership, which will give customers access to competitive exchange rates and no fees.

The partnership between Cohort Go and North Loop will provide many banking facilities for international students in the US. These include competitive exchange rates, no fees and the transfer of money through a secure method.

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Aarhus University to use D2L Brightspace as new learning platform - Global Education Times (GET News)

Aarhus University to use D2L Brightspace as new learning platform

Aarhus University has announced that it has chosen D2L Brightspace as its new learning platform. A statement from Aarhus University stated D2L Brightspace platform was chosen for its ‘usability and broad range of features’. Alongside the features Brightspace brings to the table, Aarhus says it made its decision based on the opportunities the platform provides […]

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