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  • International students boost jobs and business

    June 27, 2019

    Foreign students studying in Australia spent more than AU$35 billion (US$24 billion) last year on tourism, food, travel and housing. The huge expenditure by students also supported more than 240,000 local jobs and countless small and family businesses across the nation.

  • Canada playing major role as safe haven for at-risk academics from strife-torn countries

    June 17, 2019

    In 2014, Abdullah Gharamah's neighbourhood in Sanaa, Yemen, was being used for weapons storage by armed militants when his home was stormed by some of them, who threatened the lives of his family and largely destroyed his house.

  • Tracking Canada’s "tremendous" growth curve

    May 24, 2019

    At Languages Canada conference in 2018, the chair of the association’s advocacy committee Gary Gervais told The PIE that despite its enormous success, the Canadian international education industry doesn’t get the recognition he feels it deserves.

  • Survey shows study abroad decision process is changing, with more factors at play

    May 15, 2019

    A new survey shows that students are making study abroad decisions based on a changing list of priorities and influencers. Rankings are becoming less important than factors such as cost of living, the ability to work after studying, quality of teaching, and a destination's reputation for being welcoming and friendly.

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