Study Abroad

“I am a huge, huge fan of the Fulbright Program,” Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed at a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Event in Malaysia today, where he lauded the program’s power to change lives and minds and cause a “remarkable transformation.”

The U.S. will be both the largest and the fastest-growing study abroad destination over the next decade, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports, citing a new study released by the British Council’s Education Intelligence global research service.

With rising tuition costs and decreasing college acceptance rates across the U.S., American students should consider pursuing higher education degrees in Europe, a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times argues.

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Australia is the most expensive destination for international students pursuing study abroad, the New York Times writes, citing a new report compiled and published by HSBC. 

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In a video message last week, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S. will join the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which will help protect the rights of disabled Americans abroad.

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An increasing number of international students are choosing to attend medical school in Eastern Europe, the New York Times reports.

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New research shows that international students pay up to four times as much in fees in the UK as domestic students, the Huffington Post UK reports.

Recent figures compiled by the Complete University Guide indicate that “in some cases, foreign undergraduates are being asked to pay up to £35,000 for their courses.”

Trust and reciprocity are key elements in helping to “simplify the regulatory burdens for institutions that operate in multiple states,” according to a Chronicle of Higher Education blog post examining how educational quality-assurance agencies in host countries should best handle programs already evaluated by agencies in international students’ home countries.

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A recent trend indicates that Chinese students are studying overseas at younger ages, Asia News Network reports.

After its recent presidential election, Iranian higher education “is at a crossroads” and, in an effort to develop the higher education sector, the new moderate Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, may look to increase the level of international connections and overall student mobility, ICEF Monitor reports.

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