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Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Volume 7 Issue 6, February 13 2008

1) LET’S GO CANADA-U.S. Universities Race to set up Campuses Abroad
2) ABROAD PERSPECTIVE-Struggling Overseas Students Exploited In Australia, Study Finds
3) OVER THE COUNTER-College orders fingerprint scans for non-EU students
4) GLOBE TIPPING-In search of vegetarian food

1) LET’S GO CANADA-U.S. Universities Race to set up Campuses Abroad

Having successfully marked its territory as the Number One foreign education provider worldwide, United States is now expanding its reach to regions such as China, India and the United Arab Emirates. U.S. universities are moving swiftly to offer their programs in these countries by setting up offshore campuses or through partnerships with local institutions.

Since September 9/11, most universities are internationalizing their campuses in a bid to raise their profile, build international relationships, attract top research talent who, in turn, may attract grants and produce patents, and gain access to a new pool of tuition- paying students, just as the number of college-age Americans is about to decline.

Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, Virginia Commonwealth, Texas A&M are some of the universities that have a presence in the Gulf. Georgia Tech, for instance, has degree programs in France, Singapore, Italy, South Africa and China, and plans for India. “Where universities are heading now is toward becoming global universities,” said Howard Rollins, the former director of international programs at Georgia Tech. “We’ll have more and more universities competing internationally for resources, faculty and the best students.” Dozens of other
universities such as the New York Institute of Technology offer joint or dual degrees through Chinese universities.

While at times, there may be the odd mismatch between the U.S. curriculum and the local culture at many of these campuses, students say they love the small classes, diversity and camaraderie. What matters most to them is getting an American qualification.

Source: “http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/10/education/10global.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1&ref=us&oref=slogin“, The New York Times, February 10 2008

2) ABROAD PERSPECTIVE-Struggling Overseas Students Exploited In Australia, Study Finds

While Australia boasts of its growing popularity as a leading foreign education destination, a new study claims that many overseas students are exploited in the country. Two papers, one on international students in the workforce and the other on the financial difficulties faced by overseas students, were based on interviews with 200 students at nine universities across Australia.

The study has indicated that many overseas students are paid well below the minimum wage and are among those most vulnerable to exploitation by employers in Australia. More than one-third of foreign students struggled financially and about 60 per cent are paid less than the legal minimum wage, according to the research. The authors of the joint Monash University and University of Melbourne studies criticised universities for treating overseas students like “cash cows.”

“Keep in mind that the majority of students are rarely innocent in this,” cautions Mel Broitman, who manages Higher-Edge’s five offices in South Asia. “Thousands of ‘students’ with the help of hundreds of education agencies will do whatever it takes to get to Australia and work.”

Source: “Struggling Overseas Students Exploited In Australia, Study Finds,” Bernama, February 7, 2008“, Bernama, February 7 2008

3) OVER THE COUNTER-College orders fingerprint scans for non-EU students

Ireland’s Griffith College will introduce fingerprinting to enforce classroom attendance of students from outside Europe. Under the new scheme, which begins next term, students from outside the European Union (EU) must provide a scan for the device, in order to enrol and attend classes. The college says the measure will “assist” non-EU students to stay on the right side of the immigration authorities. While fingerprinting has been introduced in a number of Irish secondary schools, this is the first time the technology has been used to enforce attendance of immigrants in private colleges. According to the Independent, in recent months several colleges have been exposed as fronts to help foreign students get fake documents for visa purposes.

Source: “http://www.independent.ie/national-news/college-orders-fingerprint-scans-for-noneu-students-1286374.html“, Independant, February 10 2008

4) GLOBE TIPPING-In search of vegetarian food

With bird flu in the air again, it may be safer to turn vegetarian for a while, especially while travelling. For those looking for vegetarian eating options while travelling abroad, http://www.happycow.net/ is a searchable online dining guide to vegetarian restaurants and natural health food stores. The guide lists vegetarian and vegan eating places in countries such as India where most vegetarian recipes use dairy in the form ghee, curd and milk.

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