Cornell University is the first Ivy League university to become ACT or SAT exam test-optional, joining an ever-growing list of US schools that are dropping the requirement for fall 2021 admissions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier in April, the College Board – the not-for-profit organisation that gives the SAT – and ACT announced the cancellation of all…

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made temporary changes in the rule for international students working part-time in the fields such as health care, critical infrastructure, or the supply of food or other critical goods. To help battle the COVID-19 outbreak, starting immediately, the government of Canada will remove the restriction that allows international students to work a…

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In March 2020, Canada closed its borders in an attempt to help fight the spread of COVID-19. This pandemic has left international students with study permits wondering if and when they’ll be able to enter the country. Fortunately, the Government of Canada announced on March 20 that international students with study permits issued on or before March…

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Student advocacy group, Council of International Students Australia, is urging stakeholders to ensure the livelihoods of international students are equally considered in the various welfare packages being offered due to the impact of coronavirus. It is calling for freezing or reducing rents, and lowering the cost of education that has been moved online. This follows two…

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As coronavirus continues to steer the international education sector further into unchartered territory, a webinar has revealed educators are worried about the enduring appeal of the country as a study destination if visa processing is not revived soon enough, and work rules are not clarified. With the industry at a ‘shelter in place’ footing with many US…

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