Tag: international

A Destination of Choice in Unprecedented Times

At the outset of the COVID pandemic last spring, public schools across Canada shifted to virtual/remote delivery remarkably well and expediently. Some of the more than 45,000 international students who were enrolled from K–12...

IFLE Now Accepting Applications for Business and International Education Program

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office at the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Title VI Business and International Education (BIE) Program competition. The BIE program...
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Sep. 23 is International Day of Sign Languages

September 23 is the United Nations' International Day of Sign Languages and this year's theme is "Sign Languages are for Everyone!" The result of a 2017 initiative by the World Federation of the Deaf...

NAFSA organizes eConnection following cancellation of 2020 annual conference

Since the cancellation of the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo, NAFSA member-leaders and staff have developed the 2020 NAFSA eConnection: a new digital program and series of five virtual events with learning and...

Conquering U.S. Admission Exams

Philip Bates shares how international students can effectively prepare for the SAT and ACT I’ve had conversations with high school students from India to South Korea, and they all want to attend a university in...

Children’s Rights to Read Pledge

More than 1,000 individuals and organizations, representing over 50 countries; 30 organizations; 20 schools, districts, and universities; and 175,000 students, have pledged support to the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Children’s Rights to Read initiative....

Children of Immigrants Better Off in North America

According to a new comparison by the OECD, "entrenched disadvantage is less common among the children of immigrants in North America" than in Austria, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. "Children of immigrant parents in North...

Community Colleges Bring in $2.4 Billion a Year from International Students

The nearly 100,000 international students attending U.S. community colleges during the last academic year contributed $2.4 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 14,000 jobs. Contributions from international students at community colleges in...

Bipartisan Bill Seeks to Boost Study Abroad

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) have introduced the latest incarnation of the bipartisan Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act. This bill would establish a competitive grant program, run by...

The International Benefits of Language Education

Michael Nugent, Martha “Marty” Abbott , Esther Brimmer, and Sanford J. Ungar discuss the importance of language education to the U.S. on the international stage This summer, the Council on Foreign Relations (ww.cfr.org) convened a...
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