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Locked out: Australian study visas and the international student with disabilities

Locked out: Australian study visas and the international student with disabilities

International students with significant health needs or disabilities could be restricted from studying in Australia because of regulations around who pays for the cost of their care, despite the fact that all temporary residents are banned from accessing public health care services anyway. Anton Crace reports.

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Korean student’s fatal fall underlines wider safety imperative

Korean student's fatal fall underlines wider safety imperative

A recent tragic case of a South Korean student who fell from a clifftop to her death in the UK is a reminder of the responsibilities that schools, tourism authorities and even local councils have in advocating for responsible behaviour. As Viggo Stacey explores, international students can be more vulnerable, but it is imperative that they are counselled on how to protect themselves from harm while enjoying an adventure overseas.

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Click, pay, study – how fintech is impacting international education

Click, pay, study - how fintech is impacting international education

As fintech innovations spread across the globe, our way of life is changing. Buying a morning coffee with a wave of your watch, converting foreign currency online and sending money to someone on the other side of the world are all transactions that have become simple. And international education is one of the many global industries benefitting from the rise of fintech. Natalie Marsh reports.

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Exploring new worlds – what opportunity does Burma, Cuba and Iran hold?

Exploring new worlds - what opportunity does Burma, Cuba and Iran hold?

A government-regulated private education system in Burma, well educated Iranians able to articulate smoothly overseas and an appetite for English language training in Cuba: Sara Custer considers opportunities in some of the lesser travelled countries on the international education beat.

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University tuition across Europe: to fee or not to fee?

University tuition across Europe: to fee or not to fee?

Free university tuition may sound like a worthy model but the question of whether or not it’s the best way to attract and keep foreign talent is never too far from public debate. As Finland’s plans to introduce fees take hold this year, Beckie Smith looks at current and former fee-free countries to see what the future may hold for this ideal.

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Boom in students isn’t just “Trump effect”, say Canadian educators 

Boom in students isn’t just “Trump effect”, say Canadian educators 

Early reports suggest 2017 will be another booming year for Canadian educators and it’s got little to do with politics south of the border, providers say. The growth in students doesn’t come without its challenges, however, as accommodation, student services and teaching resources being to show signs of strain. Sara Custer reports.

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