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Issue 9.39 – November 21, 2007

November 21st, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

China’s bid as next higher education superpower

Abroad Perspective

Irish blocked from college places amid foreign rush

Over The Counter

Examination scam in India

Globe Tipping

Professional Travel Guide

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Issue 9.38; November 14, 2007

November 14th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

U.S. sees first increase in foreign students since 9/11

Abroad Perspective

New security checks for foreign students in Britain

Over The Counter

Foreign students’ visa deal expanded

Globe Tipping

Flight Stats

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Issue 9.37; November 7, 2007

November 7th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Foreign student numbers on the rise in New Zealand

Abroad Perspective

Report on international student mobility

Over The Counter

British university plans global degrees

Globe Tipping

Searching For Cybercafes

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Issue 9.36; October 31, 2007

October 31st, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Canada slow in attracting international workforce: CBIE

Abroad Perspective

Russian law on two-tier higher education system

Over The Counter

Malaysian higher education sector to contribute $ 429 million to Government

Globe Tipping

Brushing up on different languages

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Issue 9.35; October 24, 2007

October 24th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Scottish universities seek more funds to remain competitive

Abroad Perspective

Foreign students allowed longer stay in New Zealand

Over The Counter

Strict action against cheating students in Kenya

Globe Tipping

Citing the @ symbol

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Issue 9.34; October 17, 2007

October 17th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

U.S. Graduate School Admissions Phase II Report Released

Abroad Perspective

Foreign students drawn to China’s schools

Over The Counter

Fake documents in South Africa

Globe Tipping

Shipping Know-how

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Issue 9.33; October 10, 2007

October 10th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

U.K. degree not worth the money

Abroad Perspective

Australia: Growth in Foreign Student Enrolments Slows Down

Over The Counter

More Scholarships for Foreign Students in Russia

Globe Tipping

Pocket-sized Currency Converter

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Issue 9.32; October 3, 2007

October 3rd, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

English makes inroads at Swiss universities

Over The Counter

Nigeria Loses N107bn to Exam Malpractices

Abroad Perspective

More Koreans studying Overseas

Globe Tipping

Air travel within India to cost more

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Issue 9.31; September 26, 2007

September 26th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

International student numbers to rise: IDP

Over The Counter

Foreign b-schools eye Indian corporate market

Abroad Perspective

OECD report on higher education

Globe Tipping

Immunizations and antibiotics for overseas travel

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Issue 9.30; September 19, 2007

September 19th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Maple Leaf in the Middle East

Over The Counter

China checkmates foreign students

Abroad Perspective

Rising German University Costs Driving Foreign Students Away

Globe Tipping

Seat Guru

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Issue 9.29; September 12, 2007

September 12th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Kazakhstan Fair ….or Foul ??

Over The Counter

Plagiarising = Permanent Residency

Abroad Perspective

New Zealand losing ground

Globe Tipping

Business Travel Website

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Issue 9.28 September 5, 2007

September 9th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Of Road shows, Promotions and Promises…

Abroad Perspective

Netherlands reports rise in foreign students

Over The Counter

Australian university cleared of misconduct

Globe Tipping

In search of vegetarian food

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Issue 9.27; August 15, 2007

August 15th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

New Zealand to spend $10m on education exports

Abroad Perspective

Indian engineering degrees accredited in the U.S.

Over The Counter

U.K. crackdown on fake schools

Globe Tipping

Credit card safety

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Issue 9.26; July 18, 2007

July 18th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Call for foreign student subsidy in U.K.

Abroad Perspective

Scottish colleges under scanner

Over The Counter

U.S. visa scam in India

Globe Tipping

30 tips for better business travel

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Issue 9.25; June 27, 2007

June 27th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Foreign students charged high tuition fees in UK

Abroad Perspective

Backlash fear as China slams Australian varsity

Over The Counter

Malaysia plan to attract foreign students hits snag

Globe Tipping

Rains in Mumbai

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Issue 9.24; June 20, 2007

June 20th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Higher education revamp in Pakistan

Abroad Perspective

Delhi University to join Universitas 21

Over The Counter

3000 scholarships for Bahraini students

Globe Tipping

Trains in Singapore

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Issue 9.23; June 13, 2007

June 13th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

India’s GMAT takers more than double in 3 years

Abroad Perspective

$ 11 bn (Cdn.) UAE fund for education

Over The Counter

Australian varsity closes Singapore campus

Globe Tipping

Taxi service for women in Mumbai

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Issue 9.22; June 6, 2007

June 6th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Top business schools teach in English

Abroad Perspective

Number of Indian students in Scotland up by 45%

Over The Counter

Nigeria’s new private varsities under Govt. scrutiny

Globe Tipping

Travelling with GSM phones

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Issue 9.21; May 30, 2007

May 30th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Saudi students head for Malaysia

Abroad Perspective

Asian threat to British universities

Over The Counter

Indian students exploited in Australia

Globe Tipping

Holidays in India

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Issue 9.20; May 23, 2007

May 23rd, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Top UK varsities bending rules for foreign students

Over The Counter

TOEFL crisis in South Korea

Abroad Perspetive

Bill to allow foreign universities stalled in India

Globe Tipping

When in Bangkok, beware

Read More

Issue 9.19; May 16, 2007

May 16th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

UGC crackdown on “illegal” colleges in Bangladesh

Over The Counter

Rwanda: Varsity Academic Years to Be Cut

Abroad Perspective

Controversial Rankings

Globe Tipping

Currency Exchange

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Issue 9.18, May 9 2007

May 9th, 2007

LET’S GO CANADA

More foreign students heading for Australia

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Class X boards may become optional in India

OVER THE COUNTER

Playing fair during fair season

GLOBE TIPPING

Sms for a taxi in Dubai

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Issue 9.17, May 2 2007

May 2nd, 2007

LET’S GO CANADA

Malaysia aims to woo 100,000 foreign students by 2010

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Indian media for sale?

OVER THE COUNTER

Ireland’s Delhi office to process Bangladeshi student visas

GLOBE TIPPING

International Calling Codes

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Issue 9.16, April 25 2007

April 25th, 2007

LET’S GO CANADA

China to crack down on joint educational programs

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Japan to raise share of Asian students on campus

OVER THE COUNTER

Illegal colleges dupe students in Kenya

GLOBE TIPPING

Water wisdom

Read More

Issue  9.15, April 18, 2007

April 18th, 2007

LET’S GO CANADA

Saudi Arabia to revamp education system

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

International Student Applications to U.S. Graduate Schools Rise

OVER THE COUNTER

S. Korea excluded from TOEFL exam sites

GLOBE TIPPING

Staying healthy during overseas travel

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Issue 9.14, April 11 2007

April 11th, 2007

LET’S GO CANADA

UK offers foreign students work permits

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

ETS scraps new GRE

OVER THE COUNTER

TV show offers university places

GLOBE TIPPING

World Electric Guide

Read More

Issue 9.13 April 4, 2007

April 4th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Russian govt. approves bill on two-tier university education

Over The Counter

Law to repair reputation of Canadian private colleges

Abroad Perspective

Foreign students in UK on the rise

Globe Tipping

A taste of India

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Issue 9.12 March 28, 2007

March 28th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Is the U.S. rebounding in international student recruitment?

Over The Counter

Scottish funds for foreign students

Abroad Perspective

Education providers blame Australian Govt.

Globe Tipping

More on Moscow’s airports

Read More

Issue 9.11 March 21, 2007

March 21st, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Kenya Govt. to help students join foreign universities

Over The Counter

RMIT University staff not trained, says Govt. audit

Abroad Perspective

900 SAT Scores Cancelled in Korea

Globe Tipping

Laptop repair

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Issue 9.10 March 14, 2007

March 14th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Malaysian students offered scholarships to study in top foreign schools

Over The Counter

UK slashes student visa fees

Abroad Perspective

New Zealand bid to increase foreign students

Globe Tipping

Cricket Fever

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Issue 9.09 March 7, 2007

March 7th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

EU help for Lebanese varsities

Over The Counter

India to regulate foreign institutes

Abroad Perspective

Austria in row with EC over student quotas

Globe Tipping

Moscow’s airports

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Issue 9.08 February 28, 2007

February 28th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

South Korea universities fight back.

Over The Counter

Foreign students should be allowed to work after graduation: Netherlands report

Abroad Perspective

Shanghai to step up recruitment drive

Globe Tipping

Taxis in Moscow

Read More

Issue 9.07 February 21, 2007

February 21st, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

France rolls out red carpet for foreign students

Over The Counter

UK exam boards asked to switch to Pakistani grading system

Abroad Perspective

UNESCO portal on recognised higher education institutions

Globe Tipping

Travel during Holi

Read More

Issue 9.06 February 14, 2007

February 14th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

B.C. Government Shuts Down Another Private Business School

Over The Counter

Saudi Arabia Announces More Scholarships

Abroad Perspective

Australian Academics Report Pressure to Pass Foreign Students

Globe Tipping

Tipping Taking Hold in China

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Issue 9.05 February 7, 2007

February 7th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Allow Quebec Universities to Keep Foreign Students’ Fees: Concordia

Over The Counter

Singapore to Hike Fees by 30 Per Cent

Abroad Perspective

In Australia, Controversial Report Spurs Tougher English Testing

Globe Tipping

Bird Flu and the Traveler

Read More

Issue 9.04 January 31, 2007

January 31st, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Students Sue Kingston College

Over The Counter

Aussie Universities Must Adapt to Avoid “Recession”: Vice-Chancellor

Abroad Perspective

China to Canada: Crack Down on Crooked Private Colleges

Globe Tipping

Qantas, Emirates Allow Cell Phones

Read More

Issue 9.03 January 24, 2007

January 24th, 2007

Let’s Go Canada

Bogus “Cape Breton International University” Targets Foreign Students

Over The Counter

Chinese Expert Talks up Hong Kong as “Regional Education Hub”

Abroad Perspective

Indian Business School Fudges Facts for Good Rankings

Globe Tipping

Taxis: In Beijing, it’s “Buyer Beware”

Read More

Issue 9.02 January 17, 2007

January 17th, 2007

Abroad Perspective

China to Fund U.S. Studies of 5,000 Chinese Students Per Year

Over The Counter

New Incentive for Foreign Students in France

Let’s Go Canada

China Pans Canadian Private Colleges; B.C. Vows to Get Tough

Globe Tipping

Going Vegetarian in India

Read More

Issue 9.01 January 10, 2007

January 10th, 2007

Abroad Perspective

New Foreign Student Numbers Fall in U.K.

Over The Counter

U.S. Schools Opening Branch Campuses in Persian Gulf, Australia

Let’s Go Canada

Ottawa to Extend Off-Campus Work Program

Globe Tipping

Wireless Internet Cafes in Russia

Read More

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

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