Russian students hoping to study in the US have been hit by the side effects of continuing diplomatic turmoil between the two nations, as education agents report major issues in the visa process as a result.
A bill which will publish student education outcome data to judge the performance of education agencies helping international students enrol on courses in Australia has garnered opposition from agents worldwide because onshore agent activity is not reflected in the data.
Manoeuvring through the student visa application process can be a trying experience and the rules constantly evolve as immigration policies change to suit the political climate. Sara Custer spoke with 20 major education agencies about the visa journey and charted their insight into the pros and cons of systems in top study destinations.
Study abroad agencies in China will no longer need to be licensed by provincial authorities in order to operate, China’s State Council has announced, which should make it easier for newer businesses to enter a market that is currently dominated by larger, long-established brands.