A number on a standardised test is not enough to make sure international students succeed – they need ongoing support even if they have a basic grasp of English.
While international students do need baseline proficiency in English, they need support the whole way through their degrees to actually be successful.
Restrictive immigration policies make it difficult for overseas students to stay on and get jobs after their degrees.
Research shows people are more likely to reject international students when they are perceived as a threat to themselves or their children.
From the perspective of international students’ parents, working with the education agent is reassuring because the agent can understand both context and language and thus help navigate a huge emotional and financial decision.
Education agents play a significant role in the fact that China is the number one source country of international students who study in Canada.
Partners who accompany international students tend to be well-educated, yet many experience difficulties pursuing their own career goals once in Canada.
Many international students bring an accompanying partner who struggles to make a life in Canada while their partner forges ahead.
International students are a valuable cultural and economic asset for universities.
International students are a huge asset, but universities must guard against prejudice and ensure they they are properly integrated and supported.
Generally, students who studied in Australia from overseas felt positive about their experience and enjoyed a good return on investment in their education.
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.
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.
Public vomiting, urination and collapsing in the street are all things international students don't see at home.
Language tests are an important factor in determining whether international students are admitted to universities.
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.
Australian Prime Minister Scott was in Jakarta to discuss a free trade agreement between Indonesia and Australia.
Under the free trade agreement, Australian universities will be able to have majority ownership of an Indonesian university.
Students across the world are using social media to research and choose their university.
Students like to join a number of societies, but does that encourage them to mix between different cultures?
University students don't always mix outside their own area of study or cultural cliques. But that can change with a little encouragement, and food helps.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says Australia has ‘run away rates of immigration’.
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is "the highest-growing country in the world", with population growth "double than a lot of other countries". Is that right?
Russia is aiming to triple international students numbers to more than 700,000 by 2025.
International student recruitment needs to be overhauled if the UK is to keep a foothold in an increasingly competitive market.
Chinese students in Canberra for the 2008 Beijing Olympics torch relay.
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.
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.
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.
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.