New Zealand homestay bracing for slow int’l student return

Host Families NZ would normally have about 600 students staying with hosts across the island nation; now they are down to just a fraction of that. “We’re definitely experiencing a challenging time,” company representatives Hui Li and Giovana Reay said. During the pandemic, there has been greater interest in homestay from domestic students. However, this […]

student entrepreneurs program doubles intake

FastForward (FFWD) is a free six week program funded through the New South Wales government and run by Haymarket HQ which takes participants from idea to start up ready with access to mentors, investors and practical experience. The number of participants has doubled...

Cabinet provides no timeline for int’l student return to Australia

Currently around 30% – approximately 164,000 – of Australia’s 542,106 student visa holders are stuck outside the country. The national cabinet meeting between state and federal leaders held on February 5 was expected to discuss a range of Covid-related travel and...

gov response to student campaign disappointing

When asked about the issue during a daily press briefing, spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that the question had already been raised “many times” and that “each time we gave you a response”. “I would like to recap our position. First, as [the] Covid-19 situation remains...