Cambridge Education Group has announced what is to become the largest pathway programme for international students hoping to enter university in the US, through a new partnership with Morrisville State College at the State University of New York.
Ongoing teachers’ strikes in British Columbia have forced schools to cancel summer programmes and with less than a fortnight until schools are due to reopen, there are fears that the dispute may not be resolved in time for the beginning of the new academic year affecting some 11,000 foreign students.
The Council for Graduate Schools reports an increase of 9% in admissions for foreign students on the back of rising demand from Indian students. Data from the organisation also reveals that most institutions don't require domestic students to do research or study abroad.
The Canadian Bureau for International Education has called for the government to "mobilise a critical mass of our next generation" arguing that with just 3% outbound mobility Canada's future economic well-being is at stake if the country does not produce globally minded leaders.
Talent shows, sports activities and home-cooked meals were among the events taking place across Canada last week as part of Languages Canada's first annual World Student Day organised to raise awareness of the cultural and economic benefits international students bring to the country.
Canada’s Minister for Employment has laid clear that Canada is looking to profit from the US’s current immigration stalemate by making it easier for talented foreign graduates to find work and gain residency. “We’re seeking very deliberately to benefit from the dysfunctional American immigration system,” he said.
The US Department of State is partnering with CollegeWeekLive, an online platform which provides video conferencing facilities and resources for students, to deliver a series of virtual college fairs to entice more international students to study in the US. Virtual event success means they are now considered "equally important" to traditional events.
This week Navitas announced a ten-year agreement with Florida Atlantic University to establish a pathway programme marking its first significant partnership in the US in four years and reflecting the company's confidence in its university programmes despite seeing profits drop 31% in the year to June 30.