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Parents in Singapore Prioritize Education over Retirement
July 11, 2016

University education is a priority to parents in many societies, but in Singapore, parents value their children's education above most other expenses. According to a new study Singaporean parents would rather go into debt than scrimp on university fees for their children. The study compared parents across the globe, so let's see what the figures can tell as about the value of education in Singapore and abroad.


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Japan to Create New Vocational Universities?
June 27, 2016
With the need for specialized skills on the rise in Japan, a government panel is calling for the establishment of new universities which will offer vocation-specific coursework to students in sought-after fields, according to a report from The Japan Times. Let’s take a closer look at the propo...

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Spanish Language Studies Picking Up Post-Recession
June 21, 2016
Approximately 559 million people around the world speak Spanish, and it has been declared the earth’s second-most important language by the Index of Human Development. And while the country’s 2013 economic crisis led to a decrease in international students pursuing Spanish language studi...

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What’s Ahead for International Education in Australia?
June 13, 2016
As more countries endeavor to garner increasing shares of the lucrative international education market, Australia’s recently released National Strategy for International Education 2025 sets an ambitious example. What’s involved in the country’s first comprehensive, 10-year blueprin...

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Finnish University Will Offer Somali Language Degree
June 6, 2016
The University of Helsinki in Finland is working to increase its language degree offerings and is expanding in some exciting directions. First up for new language courses? Somali! Here's a look at the new degree program in Somali language and where the University of Helsinki is heading next.

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Ireland Sees 10% Increase in English-Language Enrollment
May 30, 2016
English-language learning is booming in Ireland. A recent report indicates that student numbers are up and that international language students are staying longer and coming from more diverse locations. Here's a breakdown of the new figures and a look at what's in store for Ireland's language educat...

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Will Transparency in Australia Clear Up Student Confusion?
May 23, 2016
In a recently released discussion paper, Australia’s Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham revealed the innovative goal of making it easier for students to know exactly what they’re up against when applying for courses. What can we expect moving forward? Amongst other changes, univ...

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France Introduces New Online Language Assessment Tool
May 16, 2016
A second or third language is an incredibly valuable skill for job-seekers and students, but it can be difficult to assess language proficiency. Now, a new online language assessment tool gives language learners the opportunity to test their skills and provides accurate, accessible proficiency asses...

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Calling All International Students: Russia Wants You
May 2, 2016
Russia is reaching out with the launch of a new study portal aimed at enticing international students. Part of the Russian Academic Excellence Initiative’s flagship Project 5-100, the site factors into the country’s ongoing plans to create more world-class universities in order to compet...

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Why Study English in the Philippines?
April 18, 2016
If you think that you have to travel to North America or Europe to study English as a foreign language, think again! The Philippines is a major player in the English-language studies market, and the government wants more students to choose Filipino institutions for their English-language needs. Let'...

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September 20, 2018

There is some debate these days about the value of a college degree. Some see it as a long, expensive path that leads them where they will end up anyw...


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September 5, 2018

If you are planning to travel to or study in a far-off location, you have many exciting things ahead of you. One less than thrilling prospect, however...