US announces visa interview waivers for some students

Individuals applying for F, M and academic J-visas, including students, professors, research scholars, short-term scholars, or specialists, may have visa interview requirements waived by consular officers. Consulates may grant waivers to applicants who were previously...

Virtual reality set to move from gaming to education

This is the view of Quinn Taber, CEO of Immerse, a VR language learning company which has seen early success in particular tech-eager countries such as Japan and is now bringing ELT in VR to the world. Taber, speaking at a PIE Chat Live, explained that Zuckerberg has...

Scholarship initiatives launched for Afghans

The initial round of 10 IIE scholarships are the latest in the organisation’s Afghanistan Crisis Response, and offer students the opportunity to reconnect to their studies in safety at a college campus abroad. They also provide the “hope and possibility” that grantees...

US “at risk” if it doesn’t remain open to global talent

At a webinar launch of her new book, America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility, held by non-profit industry body The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, Bhandari, an advisor to the body, noted the US’s shrinking population....