Tag: study abroad

US Looks to Taiwan for Chinese

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Through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), the U.S. and Taiwan have launched the U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative, which is aimed at “expanding access to Mandarin and English language instruction, while safeguarding academic freedom.” The move comes after Confucius Institutes have closed across university campuses in America due to concerns that they promote China’s agenda. To mark the launch, U.S. Deputy Secretary for...

Monday Deadline for Comments on Proposed Student Visa Restrictions

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is asking for written comments and related materials regarding the proposed rule to eliminate duration of status (D/S) for F students and their dependents, J exchange visitors and their dependents, and I media representatives be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal on or before October 26. EnglishUSA, TESOL International Association, and University and...

Online-Only International Students Must Leave US

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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced modifications today to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) stating that “nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the U.S. The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs...

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Schools with the Best Study Abroad Programs

U.S. News & World Report has released a list ranking the nation's top collegiate study abroad programs. Rankings are based on nominations from college presidents, chief academic officers, deans of students, and deans of admissions at more than 1,500 institutions. School officials also nominated colleges and universities in seven other categories: first-year experiences, co-ops/internships, learning communities, senior capstone, service...

Paul Simon Study Abroad Act Reintroduced to House

Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and John Katko (NY-24) recently reintroduced the bipartisan Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act. The bill would establish a competitive grant program, run by the Department of Education, for colleges and universities to expand study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students. It is named after the late Illinois senator Paul Simon, who encouraged Congress to come together and prepare the next...

How To Boost Your Resume By Relocating To Asia

60% of employers consider international experience when hiring and promoting employees, according to the International Institute of Education. Spending an extended time abroad forces you to immerse yourself in culture and it’s no easy feat. Moving overseas requires flexibility, the ability to take calculated risks, and networking skills - all valuable skills for the workplace. If you didn’t have...

Pledge Support for the Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act

The Paul Simon Study Abroad Act is being introduced this Thursday (4/11/19), and we are calling on our readers to join us is in supporting it. To ensure that the act is passed, contact your congressperson now to ask them to pledge their support. You can look up to see who your congress person is and how to contact...

Spanish from Cartagena to Patagonia

Language Magazine looks at study abroad options in Colombia and Argentina Colombia Colombia’s position as the gateway to South America and the Amazon has shaped its history, making it one of the most diverse and culturally rich countries in which to study. The combination of its indigenous peoples and its colonial heritage give it a unique flavor. From its beaches to the Amazon...

Europe to the Max

Planning to study in Europe? Be sure to check out our collection of tips so that you can experience more of the continent Paperwork Review all of your paperwork with a critical eye, and then go over it again. Bureaucracy is a worldwide phenomenon, but in some countries it is almost an art. When I was studying at the University of...

New Zealand University Launches Indigenous & Māori Exchange Program

A new program has been launched at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, to increase the number of indigenous students studying abroad and to connect them with members of first nations in their respective host countries. The University, which lies on New Zealand’s South Island, hopes to see an increase of Māori students from their University leaving...
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