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 New Biden presidency offers hope to international students and educators in the US

New Biden presidency offers hope to international students and educators in the US

The United States has a new President and Vice President, and the new administration will usher in an entirely different policy agenda and approach to relations with the...

 New Zealand border exception will allow 1,000 international students to return this year

New Zealand border exception will allow 1,000 international students to return this year

Beginning in April 2021, the New Zealand government will welcome back 1,000 international students who found themselves outside of the country when New Zealand closed its borders due...

 Canada announces extension for international students with post-graduation work permits

Canada announces extension for international students with post-graduation work permits

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, has announced that international graduates with post-graduation work permits (PGWPs) that have expired or are about to expire are...

 Canada requires international travellers to show negative COVID test

Canada requires international travellers to show negative COVID test

In a move that has left airlines and booking agents scrambling, the Government of Canada announced on 31 December that all international travellers must present a negative COVID...

 Indian outbound student market poised to bounce back in 2021

Indian outbound student market poised to bounce back in 2021

In many respects, India has been one of the big stories in international student mobility over the past decade. Second only to China in terms of total outbound...

Digital health passports will help shape global travel in 2021

Given the pressing economic need for international travel to rebound in 2021, governments and companies are working together to develop ways for travellers to demonstrate that they are...

Chinese border remains closed to foreign students

China has been climbing the global table of leading study destinations over the past decade and is now the fifth-largest destination overall, after only the US, Australia, UK,...

Australia announces borders will stay closed as study projects international enrolment could fall by half by mid-2021

Australia’s foreign enrolment is projected to drop to 50% of current numbers in 2021 if borders remain closed to international arrivals, according to a new report from the...

Biden presidency offers hope for both US educators and foreign students

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s electoral win this past weekend in the United States is encouraging US educators to hope that a more favourable political...

US investigation leads to arrests and revoked OPT work authorisations

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last week the results of a months-long investigation into fraud in the wildly popular optional practical training programme (OPT) for...

Canada shares list of institutions approved to welcome international students

The Government of Canada has published a list of designated learning institutions (DLIs) that have had their COVID-19 readiness plans approved by their respective provincial or territorial government....

UK moving toward shorter quarantine period for travellers

The UK has a new cross-government Global Travel Taskforce headed by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and the Secretary of State for Transport. Its...

South African ELT schools ramping up operations after early border opening

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the first phases of the country’s border closures on 15 March 2020. Travel has been heavily restricted in the months since and...

UK will end ID card entry for EU juniors in 2021

As of 1 October 2021, students will no longer be able to use EU, EEA, or Swiss national ID cards to enter the UK and will require a...

Japan eases restrictions for international travellers, including students

Making a direct link between economic recovery and international travel, the Japanese government has moved to ease border restrictions in October with a further opening of borders anticipated...