Subscribe to RSS

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

Issue 8.03 December 7, 2005

LET’S GO CANADA

Study Analyses Overseas Student’s Spending Habits

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE

Korean Universities May be Listed in the Stock Market

OVER THE COUNTER

Japanese Language in CBSE Curriculum

GLOBE TIPPING

Mosquito Alert!

LET’S GO CANADA – Study Analyses Overseas Student’s Spending Habits

A study carried out by the University of Queensland Social Research Centre throws new light on international students’ spending habits. The study was conducted by the University for the Department of Education, Science and Training’s Australian Education International.

The study reveals that overseas students contributed AUS $ 109 million (CAD $ 94.6 million) a week to the domestic economy apart from the money they provided towards tuition fees. Also, their spending exceeded income in most cases. The biggest outlays were on housing at $122 (CAD $ 106) a week, food and groceries ($129 a week or CAD $ 112) and telephone ($35 or CAD $ 30 a week).

Though 3186 odd students covered in the survey were mostly in higher education, the survey also covers students in vocational education, secondary schools and English language colleges. The study has also revealed that students intending to migrate to Australia were most likely to originate from India (41 per cent), followed by Britain (34 per cent) and China (29 per cent). Students from Japan, North America and Canada were most likely to say they had no intention to migrate.

Source: “http://www.theaustralian.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17407358%255E12332,00.html,” The Australian, November 30, 2005

ABROAD PERSPECTIVE – Korean Universities May be Listed in the Stock Market

The Korean government is planning to allow universities to raise funds by publicly offering shares in the stock market. Countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia and China have allowed their universities to be listed. Japan has also joined the group by partially endorsing a bill to boost its higher education industry.

A section of Korea’s academic community feel that the government can improve the quality of local universities by permitting them raise funds by offering their shares on the stock market.

Source: “http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/index.asp,” The Korea Times, December 2, 2005

OVER THE COUNTER – Japanese Language in CBSE Curriculum

Japanese language courses will be introduced in India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum from 2006-07. An agreement between the Indian and Japanese governments has lead to this move. The language will first be introduced in Classes VI and then in higher classes. Courseware is being developed in collaboration with experts from the Japanese Foundation. Other foreign languages offered by the CBSE curriculum include French, Spanish, German, Russian, Persian, Portuguese, French and Tibetan with French being the most popular.

source: “http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2005-11-28/delhi/27833197_1_cbse-g-balasubramanium-board-of-secondary-education,” The Times of India, November 28, 2005

GLOBE TIPPING – Mosquito Alert!

When traveling to Bangladesh, be advised about the malaria situation in the country. There is high incidence of malaria and dengue fever in Bangladesh. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 88% of the 132 million population is at risk of malaria. While malaria is restricted to specific rural areas (such as the Chittagong Hill Tracts) it would be a good idea to get appropriate medical advice and inoculation before traveling. The best way to avoid mosquito bites is to cover up and use mosquito repellants at all times.

Source: “http://www.who.int/en/

Please direct all questions and comments to editor@higher-edge.com
www.higher-edge.com/oov.htm

0 comments

Add your comment

Nickname:
E-mail:
Website:
Comment:


6 + 8 =

Other articlesgo to homepage

Volume 11, Issue 28; August 8, 2012

Volume 11, Issue 28; August 8, 2012(0)

1. THE PLAYING FIELD Summer in America. Int’l students snag thousands of jobs. 2. ABROAD PERSPECTIVES K-Pop props up student interest. 3. OVER THE COUNTER Dramatic reform urged for Australian university policy. 4. GLOBE TIPPING Travelling smart with your credit card. **** 1) THE PLAYING FIELD – Summer in America. Int’l students snag thousands of

Volume 11, Issue 27; July 25, 2012

Volume 11, Issue 27; July 25, 2012(0)

1. THE PLAYING FIELD Finding tough and reliable admission standards in the UK. 2. ABROAD PERSPECTIVES Tensions mount against the UK Border Agency. 3. OVER THE COUNTER The dollars, doctor and degree debate on Canada’s west coast. 4. GLOBE TIPPING Eating safer away from home. **** 1) THE PLAYING FIELD – Finding tough and reliable

Volume 11, Issue 26; July 11, 2012

Volume 11, Issue 26; July 11, 2012(0)

1. THE PLAYING FIELD Why Qatar’s big spending? 2. ABROAD PERSPECTIVES UK report kicks up scandal involving foreign student grades. 3. OVER THE COUNTER In Canada, a similar grades for money scandal. 4. GLOBE TIPPING Keeping your laptop happy. **** 1) THE PLAYING FIELD – Why Qatar’s big spending? As more countries declare their intentions

Volume 11, Issue 25; June 27, 2012

Volume 11, Issue 25; June 27, 2012(0)

1. THE PLAYING FIELD O Levels get an “A” for successful growth. 2. ABROAD PERSPECTIVES Calls to scrap Zimbabwe’s presidential scholarship scheme. 3. OVER THE COUNTER Thousands of Vietnamese graduates left in limbo. 4. GLOBE TIPPING Wanna get bumped? 1) THE PLAYING FIELD – O Levels get an “A” for successful growth. In the past

Volume 11, Issue 24; June 20, 2012

Volume 11, Issue 24; June 20, 2012(0)

1. THE PLAYING FIELD Friendless in America: Foreign students lament. 2. ABROAD PERSPECTIVES Rosy or Rough? Different outlooks on int’l student market. 3. OVER THE COUNTER Controversy over South African attempt to crack down on foreign white students. 4. GLOBE TIPPING Cashing in on coins. 1) THE PLAYING FIELD – Friendless in America: Foreign students

read more

Other sites from the publishers

Canada123
zi xiu tang
Higher-Edge
Website by Site Nova
© Copyright 2012 Overseas Overwhelmed All rights reserved.

Warning: include(img/settings.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /u/m/mdbazaar/www.overseasoverwhelmed.com/wp-content/themes/gadgetine_2011.11.25/gadgetine-theme/footer.php on line 84

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening 'img/settings.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:') in /u/m/mdbazaar/www.overseasoverwhelmed.com/wp-content/themes/gadgetine_2011.11.25/gadgetine-theme/footer.php on line 84