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    Diana Donovan joins International Cultural Exchange Services | Education

    MANSFIELD — International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) has announced Diana Donovan as its new Local Coordinator. Donovan is excited for this new opportunity to work with international high school students and the local families that host them and feels that having exchange students in our local schools and communities increase mutual understanding and improves relationships between countries. Diana will be working with families and schools in Mansfield and in the surrounding area. She is currently looking for families that would like to host for the school year of 2021. Exchange students live as a member of the host family — not a guest or boarder. They participate in family activities,…

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    Dentsu International Reorganization Will Lead to 6,000 Job Cuts

    Dentsu Group announced today that 12.5{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1} of jobs will be eliminated at Dentsu International as part of a broad restructuring of its advertising and marketing departments, which rebranded from Dentsu Aegis Network in September. The estimated job cuts are being spread across the organization globally, with a varied number of employees impacted across regions. The announcement was made today in a filing with the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The filing updated investors on Dentsu’s accelerated reorganization and transformation process. Dentsu initiated its reorganization plans over the past two years and said it speeded up the restructuring in August due to the pandemic. The process will see the holding company consolidate from…

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    International student enrollment has dropped at San Antonio’s universities

    International student enrollment is down 13 percent at Texas’ public colleges and nearly 12 percent at private or independent institutions compared to a year ago, according to preliminary numbers from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused “the most significant disruption to higher education institutions since the end of the Second World War,” the board reported, noting the dire effect on enrollment and college completion, particularly for international students. In San Antonio, the effects have varied sharply. Before the pandemic, the University of Texas at San Antonio had expected a slight increase from its fall 2019 enrollment of 980 international students. Instead, it saw a 5.4…

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    New international enrollments drop by 43 percent this fall

    The total number of international students studying at U.S. universities, whether from within the U.S. or online from abroad, decreased by 16 percent this fall, while enrollments of new international students decreased by 43 percent, according to a new survey of more than 700 colleges conducted by 10 major higher education organizations. The survey provides a first look at how hard international enrollments have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found that one in five international students are studying online from outside the U.S. Ninety percent of responding institutions reported student deferrals, collectively reporting that nearly 40,000 international students have deferred their studies to a future term. “We’ve never had a…

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    The Runner | New KPU International Exchange Program Explores Asia and the Pacific Rim

    🔊 Listen to Post There are 36 countries around the globe involved with UMAP. (Kristen Frier) KPU International is expanding its study opportunities for students. The team recently announced its partnership with University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific Consortium (UMAP), allowing students to form connections with “600 universities and colleges from 36 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific Rim.” KPU International offers exchange programs to universities in North America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Zainab Al-koubaisi, KPU Director of Global Engagement, says KPU International has been working to “enhance its student mobility.” Similarly, the partnership with UMAP will “enhance the cooperation among higher institutions and opportunities for increasing…

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