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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United States becoming less popular for study abroad - Global Education Times (GET News)

United States becoming less popular for study abroad

The popularity of the United States as a study abroad destination for international students has decreased, according to CarringtonCrisp’s Business of Branding study conducted in association with EFMD.

Of those responding to the study, 50% considered the United States as a study abroad destination, a continued decline from 62% in 2018 and 67% in 2017.

Despite this decrease, it remains the top study destination world along with the UK, which has also decreased from 52% to 50% in the last year.

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Startse launches new centre in Silicon Valley - Global Education Times (GET News)

Startse launches new centre in Silicon Valley

Startse, a Brazilian education platform, has launched a new centre in Silicon Valley as part of a push for global expansion that will happen over the coming months.

With a focus on training programmes geared at the new economy and corporate innovation projects, Startse has been present in Silicon Valley of the last couple of years with a team of ten operating from a coworking space.

The firm’s new Palo Alto office in Silicon Valley, Startse University, launched on 14 October. The facility is to host corporate missions and workshops for up to 40 people and features an artificial intelligence lab.

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US students struggle to choose major: Ellucian study - Global Education Times (GET News)

US students struggle to choose major: Ellucian study

A recent survey has found that US college students struggle to choose their major, increasing the time and cost associated with obtaining a degree.

This was a problem particularly prevalent with American Generation Z students, the youngest in the cohort, who struggle to choose a major.

These findings were made by a recent survey entitled ‘Course Correction: Helping Students Find and Follow a Path to Success’, published this month, by Ellucian.

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Foreign students contribute $447m to Hawaii economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

Foreign students add $447m to Hawaii economy

Foreign students have become essential to Hawaii, having brought in $447 million to its economy, according to a report from the state Department of Business Economic development and Tourism released last week.

Dubbed the ‘Economic Impact of International Students in Hawaii – 2019 Update”, the report outlined ways in which international students both directly and indirectly poured money into Hawaii’s economic pot last year.

The $446.7 million of revenue generated by international students is broken down thus: $216.9 million came from direct spending, $197.3 million from generated household income and $34.3 million came in the form of state taxes.

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Free education at Washington University for low income students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Free education at Washington University for low income students

The new Washington University Chancellor Andrew Martin has announced that the university will offer free undergraduate education to low income local students.

The free education offer will be available to Missouri and southern Illinois students who are eligible for Pell grants or are from families with an annual income of $75,000 or less.

Dubbed the WashU Pledge, the fund will cover tuition, room, board and fees for accepted first-year students, according to the university, which has an admission rate of 14%.

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Bangladeshi students in US doubles in last five years - Global Education Times (GET News)

Bangladeshi students in US doubles in last five years

The number of Bangladeshi students in the United States has doubled in the last five years.

Quoting the Open Doors Report 2018, Education USA officials said 3,828 Bangladeshi students were enrolled in different higher educational institutions in the US in 2013 and 7,486 were studying in the US in 2018.

Earl R. Miller, US ambassador in Dhaka, said: “Bangladesh has become one of the top 25 countries sending students to the United States.”

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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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