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2015 Year Review in 5 News
January 1, 2016

It's been a great year for international students with lots of exciting developments. But with all the breaking news on education partnerships, new travel and immigration regulations, increased student mobility, and funding initiatives, it can be hard to keep track of everything. Never fear! We've compiled all of the year's biggest news into one handy review so that you can take a look back or catch up on stories you may have missed.


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Celebrating Christmas Around the World
December 25, 2015
One of the best parts about studying abroad is the chance to see how other countries and cultures celebrate holidays. Christmas may not be celebrated in every country, but those that do have a wide variety of traditions. So, let's hop in Santa's sleigh (aka Pere Noel, Julenissen, Ded Moroz, Dun Che ...

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4 Tips for Getting a Good Reference Letter
December 17, 2015
Recommendation letters are a key component of any application, but many students are either unsure whom to ask or worried that they won't get a good review. If you're applying for grad school, a study abroad program, a job, or a scholarship, you're going to need a good reference, and we can help you...

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Issues in Islamic Finance: Financial Crises caused by Lack of Risk Sharing
December 14, 2015
The financial crisis of 2008 seems almost inevitable in hindsight. Economists, politicians, and scholars are still arguing about the exact hows and whys, but there's one sector of the financial world that is confident it knows how to avoid future meltdowns. Islamic Finance makes up just 1% of the wo...

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The Master’s Degree Dilemma: One-Year or Two-Year Program?
December 11, 2015
There are practically infinite master’s degree options available around the world. In fact, whatever your interests or career aspirations, there is a program that will work for you. However, it’s not just a matter of deciding on a discipline, but also about whether a one-year or two-year...

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Will You Make a Difference? The Role of Students in Environmental Research Innovation
December 4, 2015
Earlier this fall, Sweden’s Umeå University announced a scientific breakthrough related to the potential of ionic liquids as solvents. These findings are of interest for several scientific reasons. But equally as interesting is the pivotal role students played in Umeå’s achie...

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Five Reasons Why You Should Choose a Small-City School
November 24, 2015
Big cities might be exciting with lots to offer, but when choosing a study-abroad location making sure you're choosing quantity over quality. Here are five good reasons to consider a small-town school for your study abroad experience.

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Students Do the Strangest Things: Collegiate Traditions Around the World
November 19, 2015
Between acclimating to life in a completely new environment to dealing with rigorous academic requirements, college can be stressful.  Many students find balance by participating in organized activities, such as sports and clubs. Others spend time with friends and family. Still others turn to e...

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Beyond Paris: Top 6 Cities to Study in France
November 13, 2015
No one can deny the many inimitable charms of Paris. It’s not surprising that the City of Lights tops so many lists of France’s best cities for international students. But the allures of this sublime city are no reason to overlook France’s many amazing offerings. Let’s count ...

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Ethics, Finance and Public Good: Solving the Equation Through Islamic Finance
November 3, 2015
Evolved to meet the ethical requirements of Muslims as an alternative to conventional financial practices, Islamic finance is inextricably interwoven with Islamic ethics and the ages-old imperatives of morality, fairness and equality. And while Islamic finance may not currently stand front and cente...

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February 19, 2018

Earlier this month, the international community helped raise $2.7 billion for the Global Partnership for International Education, an international edu...


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February 15, 2018

Funding challenges and an exodus of researchers have left science in Brazil in a precarious position. Now comes news of a bright spot: the country has...


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February 8, 2018

Oxford University took controversial measures to correct a gender gap in math and computer science exam results: Students were given 15 extra minutes ...