US government withdraws online study international student ban

US government backtracks on online study international student ban

15 July 2020 – The US government has rescinded its 6 July immigration rule that would effectively have barred international students from entering or remaining in the US if their program of study transitioned to online delivery.

The education sector in the US – along with state governments and other stakeholders – banded together to launch a number of legal actions and it was during one of these lawsuits, launched by Harvard University and MIT, that the repeal of the directive was announced. Close to 200 universities supported MIT and Harvard in their lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security. READ MORE

Foreign students will no longer be permitted to enter or remain in the US if their study program is online-only

A new US immigration rule will prevent foreign students from entering the United States if their planned program of study transitions to online delivery for the fall 2020 semester. Similarly, students already in the country may be required to depart if their programs move to online instruction.

On 6 July, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a rule change setting out “temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester.” READ MORE

It’s time to learn English and enjoy London and England – our students coming from the travel corridor countries will not be required to self-isolate

03-JUL-2020

We are delighted to confirm that our long-term partner and one of the best British language schools St Giles International will be opening its doors to students from the 13th July 2020! And, the great news doesn’t stop there. Today, the UK Government also announced that from 10 July 2020, passengers arriving from the travel corridor countries will not be required to self-isolate on arrival into England. READ MORE

How the changes in the landscape of global power and business have affected the importance of various languages

It used to be – and not that very long ago – that the list of most important languages in the world to know would have been quite small. French, English, Spanish, and German would have made the list, plus a handful of others depending on where in Europe and Asia one lived. Accordingly, these were the languages most in demand by students across the world looking to extend their linguistic repertoire beyond their mother tongue either for career or cultural/personal reasons. READ MORE