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Generally, students who studied in Australia from overseas felt positive about their experience and enjoyed a good return on investment in their education. www.shutterstock.com

It’s still worth it for overseas students to study in Australia, but universities could be doing more

Most international students who study overseas feel positive about their experiences. But universities could be actively working with businesses in home countries to help secure jobs for graduates.
Conflict resolution theory suggests we may be less likely to move toward a competing position if we have taken the time to learn about each other in a genuine way. Shutterstock

Deeper listening will change your classroom

Conflict in the classroom may not look or sound like an argument. It might look like disengagement if students don't feel seen and heard.
Language tests are an important factor in determining whether international students are admitted to universities. Shutterstock

We all put too much emphasis on test scores

Policy-makers use language test scores to determine who gets into universities or can immigrate. But there are problems with using single test scores to make such important decisions.
Chinese students in Canberra for the 2008 Beijing Olympics torch relay. Pierre Pouliquin/flickr

What we know about why Chinese students come to Australia to study

Chinese students make up the largest portion of international students in Australia. To ensure our A$28bn international education sector continues to thrive we need to pay more attention to why.
International students and immigrants learn about the Canadian workplace at the BEST conference at Dalhousie University in Halifax in March. (Kelly Toughill)

The importance of international students to Atlantic Canada

Ottawa and the governments of all four Maritime provinces have created pathways to help international students transition to permanent resident status. But fear causes too many to return home.
Australia’s rigorous health requirements exclude anyone who might be a threat to public health, or with a condition which could place excessive financial demands on public health or community services. Shutterstock

Visa policy for overseas students with a disability is nonsensical and discriminatory

Overseas students with a disability shouldn't be denied visas on the basis of potential cost to Australia’s community or health services. They are required to pay for these services themselves anyway.
International students brought an estimated A$28bn to our economy in 2016-17. Shutterstock

We need to make sure the international student boom is sustainable

Australia is currently experiencing one of the largest booms in international student enrolments, which needs to be sustainable if we're going to continue to benefit economically.

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