Though colleges and universities in the United Kingdom have long attracted the best and the brightest from around the world to the country’s hallowed halls of higher education, a series of setbacks has forced some of the industry’s biggest player to rethink their business strategy. Particularly the UK’s student visa scheme has made it more difficult than ever for aspiring international students to come to the country. As a result, some UK schools have decided that if their students cannot come to them, then they will go to their students. Read the rest of this entry »
If you have been anxiously awaiting to hear who the winner of the first International Student Social Media Scavenger Hunt is, the time has come! The hunt was a great success and International Student received multiple entries. Congratulations to the seekers who were able to solve the puzzle, but unfortunately only one individual was able to be selected as the Social Media Scavenger Hunt winner and she has been chosen! Read the rest of this entry »
Long known as “The World’s Classroom,” the United Kingdom has long been able to take advantage of its highly regarded colleges and universities. As the nation has entered a new century, international students have provided a key source of capital – both monetary and intellectually – and contributed to its ongoing dynamism. Given its prowess both academically and financially, business schools in particular have been a magnet for international students and a strong earner for the UK economy as a whole. Recent changes to the UK’s student visa regulations, however, may have made it more difficult for even the more prominent MBA programs in the country to attract students from abroad. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week a bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill to increase the number of H1-B visas (or, work visas) and to also automatically issue green cards to those graduates in the STEM fields. If you are not yet familiar with STEM, it is an acronym for degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These degrees are in high demand – especially in the USA – due to the lack of qualified candidates in the US for high-tech jobs.
This legislation, also known as the “Immigration Innovation Act of 2013”, would encourage those international graduates to stay in the US and contribute to the economy. As the US President, Barak Obama, announced comprehensive immigration reform, this is considered the first of a four-part plan to change the way immigrants are allowed in. Read the rest of this entry »
Has the new semester already started and you’ve found that you are low on cash?
InternationalStudent.com is proud to announce its new Social Media Scavenger Hunt that can make you $300 richer!
Between February 7th and 12th, International Student will provide you with clues to help you figure out the secret 6-word phrase. Each day a new word will be revealed on one of the social media networks, Facebook, Google Plus or Twitter. Read the rest of this entry »