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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NBA superstar Stephen Curry invests in Guild Education - Global Education Times (GET News)

NBA superstar Stephen Curry invests in Guild Education

NBA superstar Stephen Curry has invested in Guild Education, a mission-based company focused on providing opportunities for USA’s workforce through education.

The investment from Stephen Curry of the NBA Golden State Warriors will seek to accelerate Guild’s mission and impact.

Guild Education partner with well-known, leading employers such as The Walt Disney Company, Lowe’s and Walmart to offer debt-free education to employees of these businesses who wish to earn a college degree or upskill with graduate school courses.

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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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Cornell to end student debt for qualifying medical students - Global Education Times (GET News)

Cornell to end student debt for qualifying medical students

Cornell University has announced that the Weill Cornell Medicine scholarship will seek to eliminate the student debt of all qualifying medical students.

This week, Weill Cornell Medicine has announced a transformative new scholarship programme that will eliminate education debt for all medical students who qualify for financial aid.

The scholarship is funded by The Starr Foundation, directed by Weill Cornell Medicine Overseer Maurice R. Greenberg, in partnership with gifts from Joan and Board of Overseers Chairman Emeritus Sanford I. Weill and the Weill Family Foundation.

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Simon Business School part-time MBAs get STEM designation option - Global Education Times (GET News)

Simon Business School part-time MBAs get STEM designation option

University of Rochester’s Simon Business School has announced that the New York State Department of Education has provided them with a STEM designation option for two of its part-time programmes: the Professional MBA and the Executive MBA.

This makes Simon Business School one of the few top business schools in the United States to offer a STEM-designated option regardless of concentration.

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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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US-Philippines agreement on science and technology collaboration - Global Education Times (GET News)

US-Philippines agreement on science and technology collaboration

The United States and the Philippines have joined forces by signing an agreement to promote scientific and technological advancements with each other.

In a press statement, the Philippines Department of Science and Technology (DoST), led by Sec. Fortunato de la Pena, and US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim signed an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation during the 8th Bilateral Strategic Dialogue.

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