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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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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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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UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa

Australia, UK and Germany are the countries best for post-study work for international students, according to data compiled by The Atlas.

Post-study work up to 2 years will be available to students graduating from UK universities after 2020.

The change to policy has been introduced in order to attract “the best and brightest” from across the world to study and work in the UK.

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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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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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