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Foreign Students Struggling to Make Friends in US: Study

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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As the number of foreign students attending colleges and universities in the United States continues to grow, but a recent study suggests many are struggling to make friends with their American classmates. The study in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication suggests 38 percent of international students in the U.S. have no close American […]

Burmese Student Leaders Released

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Burmese authorities have released at least 20 student activists detained Friday in four cities and held overnight at undisclosed locations. The students were detained in Rangoon, Mandalay, Lashio, and Shwebo late Friday, ahead of Saturday’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the brutal suppression of a student movement. In 1962 the military bombed the Rangoon University student […]

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Burma Activists Protest Arrest of Student Leaders

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese activists are calling for the immediate release of at least 16 student leaders detained Friday in four cities. The students were detained ahead of Saturday’s commemoration of a brutal 1962 suppression of a student movement when the military bombed the Rangoon University student union building, killing at least 15 students. Among those arrested Friday […]

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Shady Agents Help Chinese Students Enter US Universities

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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A record number of Chinese are now studying at U.S. universities. But admissions experts say many of those students are turning to dishonest admissions agents to help fake their application materials. Phillip Ballinger, who chairs a committee formed by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, says “many, if not the majority” of Chinese students […]

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Foreign Student Total in U.S. Increases Again

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The number of international students attending U.S. colleges and universities is continuing to grow, totaling more than 720,000 in the last academic year. The Institute of International Education reported Monday that the number of foreign students studying in the U.S. increased for the fifth straight year, and that the total is now nearly a third […]

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Foreign Students on Summer Visas Protest Work at US Company

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of students who came to the United States for a cultural exchange program are alleging that the program has amounted to a little more than working in strenuous jobs for low wages. The students, from countries including China, Ukraine and Turkey, this week walked off the job with chocolate maker Hershey in the eastern […]

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Iran’s President Wants University Segregation Plans Halted

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Iran’s president announced a halt to a controversial plan to segregate male and female university students. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a message on his web site Wednesday that the proposed policies are “shallow and unwise.” He added that “urgent action” is needed to prevent “superficial and non-scholarly actions.” Iran’s ministry in charge of higher […]

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