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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.
Multicultural friendships formed in college help develop students’ cultural agility. Rawpixel / Shutterstock.com

The decline in foreign students hurts America’s future

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. University of California, Riverside

The US and Mexico: Education and understanding

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.
Activists in Portland, Oregon, protest President Trump’s ban. Clinton Steeds/Reuters

Trump’s immigration ban: Will it undercut American soft power?

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. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Free college explained in a global context

What does tuition-free college mean in other parts of the world? And what would it mean for international students?

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