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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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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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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