Students in the US are now permitted to visit Cuba to conduct “people-to-people educational travel”, under new rules announced ahead of President Obama’s visit to Havana. Obama also announced new Cuba-specific funding for the 100,000 Strong in the Americas fund.
The politics of quality control in the English language teaching space are fast-changing and complex; governments now want to dictate the rules but in many cases they lack the sophisticated grasp of accreditation that membership bodies may have, claim stakeholders, resulting in multi-layered approaches. Beckie Smith reports.
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.