The NSW government has announced it will fund temporary crisis accommodation for international students, but stakeholders have called for the federal government to do more to ensure a unified national approach to assisting students.
An Indonesian student who provides early childhood reading sessions and an Iraqi student who organises driving lessons for other Iraqi women are among the students featured in a videos series focused on international students in NSW.
Financial pressure to recruit and retain fee-paying international students can lead to universities compromising their academic integrity and turning a “blind eye” to problems, according to a report into corruption in higher education in New South Wales.
The government of New South Wales – one of Australia’s most popular student destinations – hopes to establish a body to promote international education in the state. But at least one education body has complained that there will be little new funding for it.
The state of NSW, Australia, will finally grant overseas students discounts on the cost of travel in a bid to boost its economy. The concessions – available in every other state bar Victoria – provide up to 35% off travel, creating more equity with Australian students, improving student safety and cutting living costs.