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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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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US ranked top ‘dream’ study abroad destination - Global Education Times (GET News)

US ranked top ‘dream’ study abroad destination

The United States is the top ‘dream’ study abroad destination for international students, research by educations.com has revealed.

The US is the top desired study abroad destination for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students, the educations.com study “International Higher Education Report 2019: Student Trends” found.

While the US is the top ‘dream’ destination, the research found that, rounding out the Top 3 choices, the other desirable study abroad destinations were the UK and Canada.

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Google invests $30m in language-learning platform Duolingo - Global Education Times (GET News)

Google invests $30m in language-learning platform Duolingo

Language-learning platform Duolingo has received a $30 million investment from Google Capital G, putting its market value at approximately $1.5 billion.

Duolingo is one of the world’s most downloaded education apps, with 30 million monthly active learners.

The company’s founder claims the app’s mission is to make education ‘accessible’ to all, and Duolingo’s website states ‘we believe true equality is when spending more can’t buy you a better education’.

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INSEAD announces new San Francisco campus - Global Education Times (GET News)

INSEAD announces new San Francisco campus

French business school INSEAD has announced the establishment of a new campus in San Francisco, signalling its intention to expand into North America.

The INSEAD facility in San Francisco is expected to provide a platform for innovative and dynamic global management education in North America.

Currently, INSEAD has campuses located in in Europe (Fontainebleau, France), Asia (Singapore) and the Middle East (Abu Dhabi).

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Political climate impacting international student perception of US - Global Education Times (GET News)

Political climate impacting international student perception of US

A report by World Education Services has suggested that the political climate in the US might be having an adverse effect on the international student perception of the country.

With the current political climate in the US projecting negativity about immigrants and other internationals – in particular President Trump’s pledge to build a border to Mexico and introduction of a travel ban – many are questioning whether the US is welcoming to people of international origin.

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China statement critical of US attitude towards international students - Global Education Times (GET News)

China statement critical of US attitude towards international students

In a statement critical of US policies affecting foreign students, China has called on the US to create ‘positive conditions’ to help Chinese and international students in the country feel more welcome.

The statement regarding the United States’ attitude towards international students comes as new data showed that the growth of Chinese student numbers in US continues to drop.

Earlier this year, Global Education Times reported that Chinese students were reportedly on the lookout for alternative study destinations other than the US amid an ongoing trade spat between Washington DC and Beijing.

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Simon Business School seeks to attract Chinese students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Simon Business School seeks to attract Chinese students

The University of Rochester’s Simon Business School is looking to expand its recruitment of Chinese students to provide them better international experiences via specialised degree programmes.

This marks a further development at the school since they became one of the few top business schools in the United States to offer STEM-Designated part-time MBA options.

As a top five school for economics and finance in the US, the school offers both master’s and MBA programmes to students worldwide.

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