US sees record roll of foreign students

November 18, 2008

FINANCIAL TIMES–The number of international students at US colleges and universities rose 7 per cent to a record high in the past academic year, according to a report that will be released today. The growth is a small bright spot for American higher full story
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Exmouth primary pupils become Devon’s first school interpreters

November 18, 2008

EXMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM–Six pupils at an Exmouth primary school have become Devon’s first ever young interpreters in a move to welcome children from other countries to their school. The pupils from the Beacon Primary School will full story
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Demand growing for interpreters in courts, hospitals

November 18, 2008

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA–When Mildred Schoenfeld Hoy moved to Central Virginia 13 years ago, she had trouble finding a place to volunteer as a Spanish language interpreter. The public offices and schools that she approached in Waynesboro full story
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Foreign students flock to schools

November 18, 2008

ST. CLOUD, MN–Enrollment of international students at U.S. colleges and universities is at an all-time high, according to a report released today by the Institute of International Education. There are 623,805 international students studying at U.S. full story
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New record: 94,563 Indian students in US

November 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC–Indian interest in an American degree remains unabated, notwithstanding random accidents and homicides involving students from India in the United States. For the seventh year running, India is the leading source of foreign full story
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Gov. Bredesen Begins Budget Hearings

November 18, 2008

NASHVILLE, TN–Gov. Phil Bredesen started holding budget hearings Monday. The state faces an $800 million budget shortfall and he is calling for every department to cut 10 percent from their budgets. The governor isn’t ruling out the possibility of layoffs. full story
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English-language schools mushroom out of control

November 18, 2008

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM–With English language centres seemingly on every street in HCM City, local educators and officials question the quality of instruction available at many of these schools. Each of these English language centres often has two or three branches in the city, full story
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Race Discrimination Commissioner labels bilingual education ‘a success story’

November 18, 2008

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA–Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner says bilingual teaching is one of few success stories in the recent history of Northern Territory education. Tom Calma says the Northern Territory Government is ill-advised to implement restrictions on full story
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US universities take steps to attract international students

November 18, 2008

THE GUARDIAN–When Yuting Wang first walked into an agent’s office in Chongqing, a bustling city in central China, she had never heard of St Louis University. But she knew she wanted to go to college in the United States. Like many young people in Asia, she turned to an agency to help her full story
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Foreign students aid isles’ economy

November 18, 2008

HONOLULU, HI–The number of foreign students in Hawaii colleges dropped 6.4 percent last year, but they still brought in more than $117 million to the isles, according to a new report. There were 5,645 international students studying here in 2007-2008, most of them from Japan. full story
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