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Visa-Free Travel Coming to Africa?
September 29, 2016

Africa is getting closer to its goal of unity thanks to the debut of a flagship passport which will provide visa-free access to all of its member states. Wondering about the specifics of the visa and when it will go into effect? Let’s take a closer look.


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Working Class Students To Get a Boost in Scotland
September 26, 2016
Increasing access to university for students from all backgrounds is a priority of the Scottish government. The latest push to help disadvantaged students, according to a report from The Herald?  The debut of “adjusted offers” aimed at increasing the proportion of students from poor...

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Georgetown University Hires Hindu Priest as Chaplain
September 22, 2016
Brahmachari Vrajvihari Sharan is Georgetown University’s new Hindu chaplain.  The Catholic University hired the 31-year old Hindu priest to share the Hindu tradition with all of its students, including the 300-student Hindu population.  Read on to learn more. 

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Canada’s International Students Get Chance to Go Home for the Holidays
September 19, 2016
While studying abroad is fun, educational and life-changing, the song lyrics also hold true: “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” Now, thanks to a program of the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) in honor of its 50th anniversary with sponsorship from Scot...

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Who’s Getting the Most UK Work Visas?
September 15, 2016
While the UK has introduced new work visa restrictions in recent years, the August quarterly report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that demand has not declined for skilled workers in that time. Let’s take a closer look at which skills are most sought after in the UK, whi...

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China Reinforces Outward International Strategy for 2020
September 12, 2016
China is ramping up its international education strategy and aiming to enhance the country’s reputation as a study-abroad destination.  And with the recent G20 announcement from the Ministry of Finance that China will continue to hold its education sector open to foreign investors, intern...

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Non-Profit Helps Native American Students Achieve College Goals
September 5, 2016
In the US, enrollment for Native American students is extremely low. But in recent years, the number of students with Indigenous backgrounds has grown, and the increase is due, in part, to programs aimed at supporting and encouraging Native students through the college application and enrollment pro...

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England Rolling Out New Apprenticeship Scheme
September 1, 2016
Given an international shortfall of skilled employees, England is stepping up to reverse the trend. According to a BBC News report, English firms will gain access to significant financial rewards for hiring on teenagers, care leavers, and people with special needs. Let’s take a closer look at ...

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The Netherlands Sees Soaring International Student Retention Rates
August 29, 2016
The Netherlands has been working hard to attract and retain international students and it looks like the country's hard work is paying off. A recent report indicates that the number of international students who stay in the Netherlands long term exceeds the global average. Here's a look at why stude...

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Brexit Leads to Uncertain Erasmus+ Future for the UK
August 25, 2016
Since 1987 the Erasmus scheme has given millions of European students the chance to live and study abroad and the program is considered a forerunner in student mobility. But one of its key participating countries could lose access to the wealth of opportunities provided by the exchange program. Let'...

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January 15, 2019

Want to tickle the ivories, strum a few bars, or toot your own horn? Stop putting it off! Here's why you should study music and why it's important...


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January 14, 2019

College students: reduce your screen time. Too much of a good thing, well... isn't so good. Here's how to reduce your screen time.


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January 11, 2019

Choosing where to live while you study can be a complex matter. It is especially tricky if you’re new to the city where you’ll be studying. The op...