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Issue 8.46 December 13, 2006

December 13th, 2006

Special End-of-Year Edition

With another year about to end and campus life set to slow down for the holidays, we at Higher-Edge thought it might be a fitting time to reflect on some of the more memorable experiences of the past 12 months.

For international education, 2006 was another exciting year. Highlights included an aggressive campaign by the U.S. government and American universities deter- mined to turn the corner on the country’s post-9/11 slump, and continued growth in demand for tertiary education around the world.

The year was an exciting one for us at Higher-Edge as well. Here’s just a sampling of some of our favorite and not-so-favorite things from the past year…enjoy!

From Mel Broitman, Managing Director of Higher-Edge’s Asia head office:
Best watering-hole: “360” bar at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The bar is located well out into the sea. Go at sunset for a spectacular experience.
Most overpriced hotel: A tie. All 5-star hotels in Russia.

From Dani Zaretsky, Chief Ideas Officer:
Top walk: Circling the Kremlin for the first time on a sunny, cold, crisp November Saturday.
Top drive: One of several beautiful routes from Medellin Airport, Columbia, about one hour drive from the city proper. Winding, verdant, hilly.
Worst drive: From Ibadan to Warri, Nigeria, when you feel the water level rise above seat level while driving. Top Conferences: NAFSA Montreal—especially forits fabulous Nobel Laureate guests; ICEF Berlin—for its energy and networking.

Speaking of travel, Toronto Office Manager Lisa Roosen-Runge says she’s still reeling from a 2005 fracas at the old Hongqiao airport in Shanghai. Police had to be brought in to defuse a situation involving pas- sengers angry over a 3.5-hour delay.
Their problem: it wasn’t long enough.
“It turns out that the policy is that if the delay is over 4 hours, the airline is to give a discount of 30%, so the passengers were trying to drag out the delay over 4 hours to receive a discount,” Ms. Roosen-Runge says.
“The pilots felt their shift was too long, so they were dragging the dispute out at their end also!”

Working with students involves unique rewards and challenges. The students themselves all have their unique characteristics—almost paralyzing shyness, for example, as Asha Shankar, a counsellor working for Higher-Edge in Hyderabad, India, witnessed with one student.

“The day he submitted his visa application, I just hoped that he would not be called for the personal inter- view because he looked petrified in the photograph he enclosed and to get him to talk was almost impossible,” Ms. Shankar remembers.
It turned out, however, that the Canadian Embassy called him in for an interview.
“ I told him they called him as they wanted to talk to him and give him the visa in person, and all he needed to do was talk,” she says.
“In the end, he got his visa because he talked.”

Note: Overseas, Overwhelmed is taking a break for the holidays. Our next issue is slated to come out Jan. 10, 2007.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Higher-Edge!

Issue 8.45 December 6, 2006

December 6th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

For Five Chinese Students, New Ontario Legislation Too Late

Abroad Perspective

Beware Indian Loan Scam

Over The Counter

Financial Pressures to Drive Demand for More Foreign Students in China

Globe Tipping

Chai in India

Read More

Issue 8.44 November 29, 2006

November 29th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

B.C. Pushes for New Visa Rules

Abroad Perspective

Foreign Universities Lining up to Enter India

Over The Counter

Malaysia Moves In

Globe Tipping

Upcoming Holidays Around the World

Read More

Issue 8.43 November 22, 2006

November 22nd, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

Foreign Students Bring $510 Million to B.C. Annually: Report

Abroad Perspective

New Foreign Students in U.S. up by 8 Per Cent

Over The Counter

U.S. Blitzes China with Delegation, Deal, TV Ads

Globe Tipping

Prepaid Taxis in India

Read More

Issue 8.42 November 15, 2006

November 15th, 2006

Over The Counter

Saudi, Kuwaiti Enrolment Climb in U.S.

Abroad Perspective

Canada Enjoys Record Foreign Enrolment

Let’s Go Canada

Canadian “Slippage” Dominates Talk at C.B.I.E. Conference

Globe Tipping

Moscow Cabs not Always the Best Choice for Local Travel

Read More

Issue 8.40 Nov. 1, 2006

November 11th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

Ottawa Mulling Cuts to International Academic Programs

Abroad Perspective

U.S. Student Visa Applications up 40 Per Cent in China

Over The Counter

In India, Demand for Well-Schooled Employees Outpaces Supply

Globe Tipping

Carbon Offsetting Groups Arrange Green Donations for Frequent Flyers

Read More

Issue 8.41 Nov. 8, 2006

November 8th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

Ontario Government Cracks Down on Private Colleges

Abroad Perspective

Jordan Plans Future as Regional Educator

Over The Counter

U.S. Enjoys 12-Per-Cent Jump in New Foreign Grad Students

Globe Tipping

Getting Cash in Brazil

Read More

Issue 8.39 Oct. 25, 2006

October 25th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

B.C. Private School Shuts Down

Abroad Perspective

U.S. Dominance at Risk: A.C.E.

Over The Counter

Hyderabad a Source of Promising Students—and Fake Papers

Globe Tipping

Boeing Cuts Connexion Service

Read More

Issue 8.38 Oct. 18, 2006

October 18th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

Canada’s “Fragmented” Approach Must End: Axworthy

Abroad Perspective

Singapore Steps up Indian Presence

Over The Counter

U.S. Plans Dramatic Visa Processing Ramp-up in India

Globe Tipping

Country Time Zones at a Glance

Read More

Issue 8.37 Oct. 11, 2006

October 11th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

B.C.-Based School Barred from Recruiting New Students

Abroad Perspective

Australian Industry Now Pegged at $8.3 Billion (Cdn.)

Over The Counter

India Pondering Opening up to Foreign Schools

Globe Tipping

Traveling During Ramadan, Part II

Read More

Issue 8.36 October 4, 2006

October 4th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

CBIE Sees New Attitude in Ottawa

Abroad Perspective

In Malta, Booming ESL Sector Charting
Still More Growth…

Over The Counter

…While in New Zealand, Industry’s Collapse Prompts
Fnger-Pointing

Globe Tipping

Ramadan Varies Widely Within Islamic World

Read More

Issue 8.35 Sept. 27, 2006

September 27th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

International Enrolments Up in P.E.I.

Abroad Perspective

Universities U.K. Calls for Extension of Scottish Visa Deal

Over The Counter

In Australia, New Visa Plan Attracts Controversy

Globe Tipping

New Carry-On Rules Available at a Glance

Read More

Issue 8.34 Sept. 20, 2006

September 20th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

New Private “University” Bound for B.C.

Abroad Perspective

Non-E.U. Enrolments in U.K. Double in Ten Years

Over The Counter

International Graduate Enrolment Turning Around in the U.S.

Globe Tipping

“Adapting” to Conditions Overseas

Read More

Issue 8.33 Sept. 13, 2006

September 13th, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

Fake B.C. College Transcripts Cropping up Across North America

Abroad Perspective

Student Enrollment Approaching 3 Million Worldwide: OECD

Over The Counter

Saudi Students in U.S. Projected to Quintuple with New Scholarship

Globe Tipping

Keyboarding Abroad

Read More

Issue 8.32 August 23, 2006

August 23rd, 2006

Let’s Go Canada

Canadian Schools Help Students Affected by Lebanese Strife

Abroad Perspective

New Zealand to Boost Overseas Marketing Efforts

Over The Counter

IELTS Gaining on TOEFL in U.S.

Globe Tipping

What Can I Bring on Board?

Read More

Issue 8.31 July 26, 2006

July 26th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Report Proposes New “Education B.C.” Agency

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

U.K. Expensive, Foreign Students Say

OVER THE COUNTER

In China, Fear of “Brain Drain” Spurs Talk of Reform

GLOBE TIPPING

Tips for Female Travelers

Read More

Issue 8.30 July 12, 2006

July 12th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

New Private University to Target More Foreign Students

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Malaysia Looking to Educate More Indonesians

OVER THE COUNTER

Language Problems Driving Chinese Students to Cheat, U.K. Academics Say

GLOBE TIPPING

Cyber-Phrasebooks

Read More

Issue 8.26 June 7, 2006

July 7th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Canadian Schools Hampered by Dull Image: Recruiter

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Number of Foreign Students Tops 2.5 Million Worldwide

OVER THE COUNTER

Australia Mulls Tighter Controls on Education for Overseas Students

GLOBE TIPPING

Cab Fares Hiked in Chinese Cities

Read More

Issue 8.29 June 28, 2006

June 28th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

More Asia-Targeting U.S. Campuses Bound for Canada?

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Delhi U.S. Embassy Aims to Surpass Last Year’s Student Visa Tally


OVER THE COUNTER

Student Visa Scam Feared in U.K. After Spike in Numbers

GLOBE TIPPING

Getting Around in Lagos

Read More

Issue 8.28 June 21, 2006

June 21st, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

George Brown Announces Indian Partnership

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Four More Branch Campuses Planned for Adelaide


OVER THE COUNTER

NAFSA Calls “Urgently” for National American Strategy

GLOBE TIPPING

More on Chinese Cabs

Read More

Issue 8.27, June 14, 2006

June 14th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Governments Should Work to Boost Education Exports: Conference Board

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Belarus Plans Tenfold Increase


OVER THE COUNTER

South Australia Could Triple its Overseas Students by 2013: Study

GLOBE TIPPING

More on Chinese Cabs

Read More

Issue 8.25 May 31, 2006

May 31st, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

U. of M., Acadia Hike Tuition Fees

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

NAFSA 2006 Draws Record Crowd


OVER THE COUNTER

Scotland Gets High Marks From Foreign Students

GLOBE TIPPING

Travel Mid-Week to Avoid Summer Airport Chaos, Experts Say

Read More

Issue 8.24 May 24, 2006

May 22nd, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

U.S. University to Target Asian Students With B.C. Campus

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Europe Needs Higher-Education “Brand”: Study

OVER THE COUNTER

France Planning More Student- Attracting Policies

GLOBE TIPPING

Monsoon Set to Begin in India

Read More

Issue 8.23 May 17, 2006

May 17th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Acceptability of Indian Degrees in U.S. to be Discussed at NAFSA Conference

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Caste Bill Expected to Drive Indian Students Overseas

OVER THE COUNTER

China Declares Halt to Massive University Expansion

GLOBE TIPPING

M.D. Offers Online Travel Advice

Read More

Issue 8.22 May 10, 2006

May 10th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

CIC Officials to Talk Visa Rules at Kingston Conference

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

New Numbers Suggest Australia Gearing up for Growth

OVER THE COUNTER

New Residency Requirements in Australia

GLOBE TIPPING

Web Site Lists Global Holidays, Other Events

Read More

Issue 8.21 May 3, 2006

May 3rd, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

More Student Work Reforms on the Way: U of T Official

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

U.S. Enjoys South Korea Boom

OVER THE COUNTER

Russian Racist Stands in the Way of Country’s Education Exports

GLOBE TIPPING

You Speak Singlish, Is It?

Read More

Issue 8.20 April 26, 2006

April 26th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Fee Hikes Feared in Manitoba

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Poland Drawing More Foreign Students

OVER THE COUNTER

U.K. Launches Bid to Draw 100,000 Thousand Students in 5 Years

GLOBE TIPPING

Flying From the U.S.? Prepare to Be “Puffed”

Read More

Issue 8.19 April 19, 2006

April 19th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Foreign Students Hit Hard By Dal Fee Hikes

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

GETEX Draws Too Many Unis for Market

OVER THE COUNTER

Chinese Interest in U.S. Schools Said to Be on the Rise

GLOBE TIPPING

“Preponed” Flights

Read More

Issue 8.18 April 12, 2006

April 12th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Chinese Slump Hits UNB

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

New Zealand University Attracts Indians

OVER THE COUNTER

Tough Post-9/11 Visa Requirements Hit U.S. Schools: Powell

GLOBE TIPPING

Business Lunches in Mexico

Read More

Issue 8.17 April 5, 2006

April 5th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Officials, Students Discuss internationalization at York Conference

ABROD PERSPECTIVE

Bursting Foreign Student Bubble Would Push Many English Schools Into Debt: Study

OVER THE COUNTER

Study Reports Indian Students Using Australian Universities as “Permanent Residency Factories”

GLOBE TIPPING

getting Around in Beijing

Read More

Issue 8.16 March 29, 2006

March 29th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

First Ever Canadian-Kazakh Education Fair Slated for October

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

U.K. Plans Deal With India, Russia, South Africa and China

OVER THE COUNTER

International Graduate Applications Up in U.S.

GLOBE TIPPING

Gratuities Around the World

Read More

Issue 8.15 March 22, 2006

March 22nd, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Canada Must be More Aggressive to Reverse Downward Slide: CBIE VP

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Financial Crush May Force Japanese Schools to Look Abroad: U.K. Scholar

OVER THE COUNTER

New Asian Giants Set to Challenge Europe: OECD Study

GLOBE TIPPING

Addressing Chinese Contacts

Read More

Issue 8.14 March 15, 2006

March 15th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Fewer Chinese Students-But They’re Staying Longer: CEC

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Blair Encourages Indian Students to Study in U.K.

OVER THE COUNTER

Fair Weather in India

GLOBE TIPPING

Site List Cell Phone Dialing Codes

Read More

Issue 8.13, March 8, 2006

March 8th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Canada vs. Australia: An Editorial

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

New Numbers Warn of Looming “Crunch” in Australia

OVER THE COUNTER

Two U.K. Giants to Offer Joint Online Degrees

GLOBE TIPPING

Not all Bottled Water in Pristine

Read More

Issue 8.12 March 1, 2006

March 1st, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

International Enrolments Down in B.C.

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Growth Era Over: Australian Officials

OVER THE COUNTER

Chinese Bubble has Burst: U.K. Officials

GLOBE TIPPING

Sunlight and Jet Lag, Part II

Read More

Issue 8.11, February 22, 2006

February 22nd, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Queens University, Chennai Institute Sign Research Deal

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Scottish Visa Program Draws 1,176 Students

OVER THE COUNTER

Sorbonne in the Dessert

GLOBE TIPPING

New Card Makes it Easier to Keep in touch in UAE

Read More

Issue 8.10, February 15, 2006

February 15th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

York University to Host Conference on Internationalization of Higher Education

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Chinese Prefer to Study Business in China: Insead Official

OVER THE COUNTER

Oxford Chancellor Bound for India on Recruitment Drive

GLOBE TIPPING

Jet Lag Wearing You Down? Try Sunlight

Read More

Issue 8.09 February 8, 2012

February 8th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Toronto TOEFL Testing Boosted to Combat Crowding

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Visa Law Will Block Foreign Students: Universities U.K.

OVER THE COUNTER

Who Wants to Be a Crorepati?

GLOBE TIPPING

Australia Wants Fewer IT Workers, U.S. More

Read More

Issue 8.08 February 1, 2006

February 1st, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

Canada Risks Falling Behind in China: Report

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

When in India, Follow Indian Law: New Bill

OVER THE COUNTER

Pressure Builds in Australia to Stem Immigration of IT Grads

GLOBE TIPPING

Strike Threatens to Disrupt Service at Indian Airports

Read More

Issue 8.07, January 25, 2006

January 25th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

CBIE Hopeful on Off-Campus Work Plan

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Visa Fees Keeping Chinese Students From UK: Report

OVER THE COUNTER

Competition From Asian Schools to Intensify: UK Official

GLOBE TIPPING

Dubai “Seller’s Market” for Hotel Logding

Read More

Issue 8.06 January 18, 2006

January 18th, 2006

LET’S GO CANADA

World Demand to Rise

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

UK Schools Facing Financial Crisis?

OVER THE COUNTER

America Seeking to Reverse Post-911 Decline

GLOBE TIPPING

Chinese New Yeas’s Begins

Read More

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