• Online School

    Fort Erie international school takes tech education online

    If there has been a lesson to be learned about the coronavirus pandemic, it is how dependent we have become on technology. Using Zoom for business meetings while working from home means that more and more, it’s tech that’s keeping people connected to co-workers and family. A lot has changed quickly and for many, it’s hard to keep up. To help, the Fort Erie International Academy partnered with Huawei (Canada) to help smooth out the transition. Dubbed Tech 101, the school has created a series of online courses meant to teach people the basics of technology, ranging from simple email to spreadsheets to teleconferencing apps. “At the beginning of the…

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  • Exchange Student

    International Student Exchange Will Be ‘More Inclusive’ Than Erasmus

    The Turing Scheme aims to give more U.K. students the opportunity to study at universities including … [+] MIT (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Universal Images Group via Getty Images A new international student exchange scheme will provide more opportunities for U.S. students and be more inclusive than its predecessor, according to the U.K.’s universities minister. The E.U.’s long-running Erasmus program gave students the chance to study abroad, as well as running an exchange scheme for staff. But the U.K. withdrew from the scheme programme as part of the Brexit deal, despite a promise to remain by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition from academics and…

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  • Exchange Student

    International exchange student program looks for host families this fall

    World Link, a U.S. State Department sponsored org, is looking for families in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Hamtramck and wider southeast Michigan, to host students from the Middle East, North Africa, and South East and Central Asia, Balkans and more DEARBORN – In the last year, many international exchange students were unable to come to the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  World Link, and organizations that links students from different parts of the world to host families, provided these students with a virtual program linking each student with an American host family, American peers and that connected them to American school clubs and events.  While this virtual exchange helped to build…

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  • Exchange Student

    International exchange student program looking for host families this fall

    World Link, a U.S. State Department sponsored organization, is looking for families in Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Hamtramck and greater Southeast Michigan to host students from the Middle East, North Africa, Southeast and Central Asia, the Balkans and more DEARBORN — In the last year, many international exchange students were unable to come to the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  World Link, an organization that links students from different parts of the world to host families, provided these students with a virtual program linking each student with an American host family and American peers and also connected them to American school clubs and events.  While this virtual exchange helped to build…

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  • Exchange Student

    Host families needed for international exchange students | News

    Families are being sought to host international high school exchange students next academic year and help them experience American culture firsthand. ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host boys and girls ages 15-18 arriving soon to attend community high schools. Students from places such as Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic and Thailand have been selected to participate based on strong academics and citizenship. Students will have pocket money for personal expenses and accident and illness insurance. Host families can choose their students from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests. Students will travel safely to the U.S. under the requirements of national…

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  • Exchange Student

    International Exchange Students Help Restaurants During COVID-19 Crisis | NewsCenter

    An idea developed by two international students at SDSU has grown into a company with a mission to prevent food waste. “Our goal is to help as many local communities as possible and expand further to help prevent food waste and hunger.” Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown of many businesses throughout the U.S., the nation’s restaurant industry has been  particularly hard hit.  As a local remedy to this situation, two international exchange students studying at San Diego State University have devised a mobile app that can help restaurants sell unserved food at closing time while offering customers a substantial discount.  Till Hartwig and Till Kuehn,…

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  • Education

    Ian Jacobs: ‘No regrets’ about international education splurge

    UNSW Sydney’s outgoing vice-chancellor has “no regrets” about a five-year binge on foreign students that culminated in hundreds of job losses when the pandemic closed international borders. UNSW was among the Australian institutions that accelerated their overseas recruitment from 2014, after domestic enrolments had plateaued. The university’s income from international students soared from A$378 million (£211 million) in 2014, shortly before Ian Jacobs took over in February 2015, to A$872 million in 2019. The international windfall fuelled a 40 per cent increase in UNSW’s budget, transforming it into a A$2.4 billion enterprise. By 2019, foreign students were providing 36 per cent of its revenue. But the university was forced to cull the equivalent of…

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