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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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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North Loop: new bank for foreign students in US - Global Education Times (GET News)

North Loop: new bank for foreign students in US

Serial entrepreneur Tahem Verma, has launched a borderless bank – North Loop – aimed at international students in the US.

North Loop is a fintech company focused on helping foreign students in the US to access financial services such as education loans and other such services.

The US attracts millions of international students yearly and one of the main difficulties that these students find when they arrive is the relative difficulty in accessing banking solutions.

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