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Duolingo Offers Test to Assess English Skills of International Students

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For nearly 45 years, higher education institutions in the U.S have been using the “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL), for assessing a foreign applicant’s level and understanding of English. Likewise, a similar test called IELTS has been used in European English-speaking universities and colleges since 1989. Now, Duolingo has entered the arena of English skills assessment. Duolingo …

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Chinese Students Return Home to a Disappointing Job Market

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In recent times, more Chinese are leaving their countries to study abroad. These students are nicknamed “haigui”, which also means sea turtle. While it is a great feat to study abroad, these “haigui” have experienced a lot of disappointment when they return home only to find out that the jobs, which satisfy their aspirations, are not readily available. Or many …

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Remembering September 11, 2001

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Carrie Circosta, Editor in Chief, shares her memories of September 11, 2001 in remembrance of those lost and where we stand 17-years later. On the day of September 11, 2001 I was sitting in English class watching a movie about MacBeth, one of the notable plays written by William Shakespeare. I was a junior in high school, trying to keep my eyes …

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Your Body May Be in New Country, but is Your Soul?

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Your soul may have to catch up with your body when you live in a new country. Katherine Zacapa from Honduras is currently studying in Japan. She explains more why your soul takes some time to follow you in a new country. When I was 16, I did an exchange year in Switzerland. That was the very first time I …

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St. Cloud State University: Offering International Students Substantial Scholarships

St. Cloud State University has a tradition of welcoming international students to its campus and to the state of Minnesota. With its substantial Academic and Cultural Sharing Scholarship and the ability for state institutions to offer in-state tuition, this helps international students earn an affordable education in the United States. St. Cloud State University is home to more than 1,400 international …

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Cameroon Student Selected Winner of Summer Photo Contest

Mary-Magdalene Chumbow from Cameroon, studying at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, has been selected the winner of the International Student Voice Summer Photo Contest. As the winner, she will receive a $500 scholarship to help with her studies during the 2018-2019 academic year. More than 30 international students entered the contest for a chance to win the scholarship. Students were …

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New York University Offers Full Scholarships for Medical Students

Medical students are now looking more closely at New York University since it announced that they will offer full scholarships to medical students. The scholarship covers tuition for all current and future medical students, a cost of more than $55,000 per year. It doesn’t matter a student’s financial need or academic performance, if you are accepted and enrolled in the …

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2.8 Million Non-Immigrant Visas Rejected in 2017

Non-immigrant visas saw changes in 2017 on the order of the current U.S. President, Donald Trump. These changes in the policy were made only to restrict entry of people from certain countries. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released numbers regarding non-immigrant visas to see if there have been any changes in numbers since the policy changes in 2017. …

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International Students: Are You Unlawfully Present in the United States?

Are you “unlawfully present” in the United States? On August 9, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new policy regarding what is called “unlawfully present” particularly for exchange and foreign students in the U.S. The change has many students concerned. First, “unlawfully present” is used to describe the status of students who spend some time …

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