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Russia cancels US-funded FLEX programme

Tense relations between the US and Russia have led to the cancellation of the largest US-Russain educational exchange programme after a teenage Russian boy sought asylum in the US on the grounds that he faced persecution at home as a homosexual. For 21 years the FLEX programme has funded more than 23,000 high school students from former Soviet Union countries to study in the US.

CBIE Excellence Award winners announced

The Canadian Bureau for International Education has announced the winners of its 2014 Excellence Awards, which recognise exceptional leadership and innovation in Canada’s international education sector. The awards will be presented at CBIE’s annual conference in November.