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How Australia is Winning at Student Loan Repayment
May 31, 2018
The financial plight of the American college students is well-known. Now comes news suggesting that it’s not the average post-graduation debt of approximately $28,400 that’s the problem, but the student loan repayment system -- which has resulted in a significant loan default problem. Conversely, student loan default is rare in places like Australia. Here’s a closer look at what makes a good student loan repayment system, along with what Australian students have to say about the American system.

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Why Some New Zealand Students are Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse
May 30, 2018
Disaster preparation takes a new twist at one New Zealand school as Emergency Management Otago directs students to survive a "zombie apocalypse." Let's take a closer look.

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What's Fueling the Call to Address Student Housing Woes in Australia?
May 30, 2018
A recent report from ABC News shared the story of several international students in Australia who were living in the campus library due to struggles with finding housing. Here’s a closer look at why there's a dearth of affordable housing for students in Australia, along with how it’s raising awa...

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Why More Community Colleges are Granting Bachelor's Degrees
May 29, 2018
There's a new trend at US community colleges and four-year schools don't like it: granting bachelor's degrees. Let's take a closer look.

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Russia and Student Mobility: Are Changes Underway?
May 28, 2018
Russia’s ties with the West have been increasingly troubled in recent years, leading to the question: How is this waning relationship playing out in the higher education sector? According to a recent report from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the country is rolling out the welcome mat -- not to ...

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Australia's Population Growth Fueled by International Students
May 14, 2018
International students contribute over $30 billion per year to the Australian economy and also have a significant impact on the country's population. Let's take a closer look.

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More US States Incentivize Community College
April 26, 2018
Community colleges are seeing a significant resurgence in the US, with more states offering appealing incentives for students. Here's the latest news from Maryland and California.

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Will Africa Be Home to the Next Einstein?
April 23, 2018
Africa may currently trail the rest of the world in terms of scientific output, but change is underway thanks to a surge in research and development spending in countries like Ethiopia, Kenya and Mali. Also promising? Last month’s Next Einstein Forum in Rwanda, which brought together many of Afric...

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Syrian Students Receive Scholarships in Turkey
April 19, 2018
Turkey, the world's largest refugee-hosting country, will grant scholarships to 20,000 Syrian students. Let's take a closer look.

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Ireland to Merge Technology Institutes into Technological Universities
April 16, 2018
Ten of Ireland's 14 institutes of technology (IOTs) have started a process that will lead to the creation of up to four new technological institutes. Let's take a closer look.

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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...