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Frosty US-China relations hits international education

Messy, messy. Waging a trade war against China when you are addicted to their cheap products is an iffy proposition in itself. But there are so many entanglements in this global era that what started as tariffs on steel and aluminum has spread into so many areas. And education is one of them! The State Department has made some slightly mixed comments on Chinese students studying in the US recently. To wade through the details, there is an interesting article in Inside Higher ed.

Read the article.

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Suicide and international students: a real but little discussed problem

This year, a coroner’s report from Australia determined that offshore students are more likely than their domestic peers to suddenly take their own lives. There have been at least 15 suicides amongst international students in British Columbia in recent years. The Vancover Sun recently ran a story on this issue and interviewed a number of current and former international students to ask them for their insights into the root of this problem.

Read more in the Vancouver Sun.