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US senators propose anti-visa fraud bill

A cross party group of US senators has proposed new legislation to stamp out student visa fraud, after a government report found serious flaws within the Student Exchange and Visitor Program, the federal body that oversees the student visa system. It would crack down on those who run bogus colleges and increase oversight of unaccredited colleges among other measures.

SEVP quells IEP accreditation fears, USA

The Student Exchange and Visitor Programme (SEVP) arm of US government has quelled fears about the accreditation of US "combined IEPs" – intensive English language programmes operating from university campuses – by providing a detailed list of FAQs online.

Panic over accreditation “U-turn”, USA

In the USA, government agency SEVP is creating panic, stating that on-campus IEPs (Intensive English Programs) may not be able to operate unless their "host" institution has specific ESL-accreditation. Otherwise, the IEP may not be eligible to enrol international students until they gain such certification, which could take over a year.


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