Australia has unveiled its bold new strategy and multiple aims for its international education sector, its third-largest export industry. This includes an ambition to develop, enhance and grow the onshore sector to welcome up to 720,000 students.
A new online language level testing tool called Ev@lang has been unveiled by the French Ministry of Education, offering fast, adaptive and cost-effective testing of language proficiency levels of French, English, and soon, Arabic.
A concern over education agencies selling language school courses "based on what makes us the same, not what makes us different", was a standpoint pitched against a process of standardisation in the Big Debate at the IALC Workshop last week in Leeds and York.
International STEM graduates in the US will be able to gain an Optional Practical Training programme extension for 24 months from May, up from the current 17 month rule, following a consultation period that saw over 50,000 public comments received.