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Will Apprenticeships Improve Economic Stability?
December 15, 2017
Apprentices learn and earn at the same time—with or without a college degree. Advocates of apprenticeship program say that on-the-job worker training is the key to economic stability. Is it? Let’s take a closer look at the economic payoffs of apprenticeships.

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Why Are Students from Elite Girls' Schools Struggling with A-Levels?
December 11, 2017
The debut of revamped A-level examinations this year has led to an unexpected outcome in the UK: poor performance by some of the most prestigious (and expensive) girls’ schools. To what can this phenomenon be attributed? Here’s a closer look at the data.

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Immigration Rating Upgrade Sends More Indian Students Down Under
December 8, 2017
Changes to Australia’s “Simplified Student Visa Framework” (SSVF) are anticipated to trigger an influx of interest from Indian students. Here’s a closer look at what to expect.

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Have Archaeologists in Turkey Confirmed Santa’s Death?
December 6, 2017
While the spirit of Santa may be alive and well in the hearts of children around the world, archeologists in southern Turkey have less than merry news for them: They think they have discovered the tomb of the original Santa Claus, AKA Saint Nicholas. Here’s a closer look at the story.

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Chinese Job Fair Targets African Graduates
December 4, 2017
For African students studying abroad in China, a new database may help with job prospects. Let’s take a closer look.

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The Long-Term Impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rican Students
December 4, 2017
The aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is more than a lack of power, adequate water, and food supply. For some Puerto Rican students, leaving their island is becoming potential way to continue their studies after the disaster. Let’s take a closer look at some of the long-term effects of H...

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Is there a Link Between Happiness, BMI and Health for College Students
November 27, 2017
A significant amount of research has linked a positive outlook with better health across a number of measures. Researchers from the US and China teamed up to take a closer look at the relationship between optimism, BMI, and overall wellness among university students. Here’s a closer look at their ...

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This Company Doesn’t Want to Hire Graduates
November 24, 2017
You don’t need a four-year degree to work in the tech sector—you need something else. Let’s take a closer look.

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New Zealand Promises Free Tuition for First-Time Students
November 20, 2017
In an effort to encourage more students to attend university, the New Zealand Education Ministry plan to offer one year of free tuition for first-time students. Let’s take a closer look at this plan.

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In India, Government Funding for World-Class Ranking
November 17, 2017
The Prime Minister of India recently announced funding for 20 universities—10 public and 10 private—to reach world-class ranking. Let’s take a closer look.

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October 4, 2018

New York. Boston. Washington, DC. Chicago. San Francisco. What do these five cities have in common? They are all meccas for international students in ...


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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...