Purpose-built English language tests should be applied only to the proficiency they were built to test.
Using purpose-built English language tests for purposes other than what they were created to test reduces the validity of these tests.
Many English providers already meet the “new” standards.
Contrary to some reports, there is no new English language test for international students - the government is simply expanding standards already being met by most providers.
International students brought an estimated A$28bn to our economy in 2016-17.
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.
At last week’s Party Congress, President Xi Jinping stated that China’s priority is to become a globally “stronger” nation.
Australian universities shouldn't silence or be silenced by Chinese students who hold nationalistic views, they should encourage a healthy debate.
The classroom can be a cultural minefield or a place to grow cross-cultural understanding, depending on how you engage with it.
Framing freedom of speech and cultural sensitivity as competing goals makes us miss opportunities to develop cross-cultural competency.
The globalisation of higher education and what it means for students.
An insider's view.
New data points to misplaced UK clampdown on 'overstaying' international students.
Multicultural friendships formed in college help develop students’ cultural agility.
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International student integration can (and should) be fostered on college campuses for the sake of national security and professional readiness.
The University of California-Mexico Initiative Education Working Group created Project SOL, an online curriculum program that teaches students in their native language.
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Despite hard work by both governments to overcome mistrust, more is needed to build mutual understanding between Americans and Mexicans. Educational partnerships may hold the answer.
International student visa allows you to work up to 20 hours a week.
By abolishing the 457 visa program the government has targeted a fraction of the problem, leaving the bulk of the temporary migrant labour force unchanged.
Our globally interconnected world is not at peace with diversity, this is where internationalisation can step-in.
Black South African students need fewer excuses and more support from universities.
Students from South Africa's public school system battle to cope with the rigorous demands of any university degree without genuine, committed support.
Activists in Portland, Oregon, protest President Trump’s ban.
For decades, the US has used international education to support democracy and positive relations with countries. For most of the 1970s, Iran sent more students to America than any other country.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a proposal for free tuition at state colleges.
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What does tuition-free college mean in other parts of the world? And what would it mean for international students?
Group photo of female students studying at Maria Grey College, London, 1905 - 1907.
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Visa regulations are making the UK a less attractive option for Indian students.
Amber ‘don’t call me racist’ Rudd at the Conservative Party Conference.
International students’ diverse backgrounds and experiences enrich the entire student body, and society more broadly.
People at a temple in Ahmedabad, India. The country’s government struggles to come to terms with racism against African immigrants.
Racial violence has its parallels in other forms of violence in India. The prejudice runs across multiple channels from caste, region, religion to gender.
The US and UK dominate the international education market in Asia – but this is likely to change.
Political developments in the higher education sector in a number of Asian countries may threaten Australia’s billion-dollar education industry.
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