Latest International students News

Lawsuit: Community college program was human trafficking

Jan. 14, 2021 1:22 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Eleven students from Brazil and Chile have filed a federal lawsuit accusing a northwest Iowa community college, a recruitment company, a pet food manufacturer and a packaging company of human trafficking and involuntary servitude. The lawsuit filed Monday in the Northern District of...

Madelene Lee poses for a photo outside of her home in West Jordan, Utah, on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. She and her husband supplement their income by renting out their basement to a couple and by hosting foreign exchange students. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Homes with rental spaces could help with affordable housing

Dec. 25, 2020 8:00 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With housing prices along the Wasatch Front skyrocketing, civic leaders and housing advocates are considering numerous alternatives to mitigate the issue of housing affordability. Among the choices are what residential planners describe as accessory dwelling units, they can be...

Wood shop students build desks for online learners

Dec. 24, 2020 8:00 AM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Students have spent an unprecedented amount of time learning online this year — some by choice, some by mandate, others by necessity. Simultaneously, headlines across the country have reported a steep increase in failing grades. Among the factors impacting academic performance is...

Indiana student, 17, uses business savvy for online boutique

Dec. 20, 2020 12:02 AM EST

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — When Keegan Beeler started an Instagram-based clothing boutique last spring, the goal was to make a little extra gas money. “It turned into something I actually liked doing,” said the 17-year-old West Vigo High School student. “I just wanted to keep making it...

4th-grader’s art patch sent to the stars on SpaceX rocket

Dec. 19, 2020 3:01 AM EST

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — When SpaceX’s Dragon rocket launched on Dec. 6 bound for the International Space Station, it brought a piece of Lebanon County with it. A patch created by 4th-grader and Lebanon native Joshua Ferguson, a student at Milton Hershey School, was selected to be sent on SpaceX’s...

Central Florida students find images of life in the pandemic

Dec. 19, 2020 3:00 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The assignment was to capture in photographs what already weighed heavily on most everyone’s mind: The way the coronavirus pandemic had altered their lives. Students in John Burke’s creative photography class at Boone High School had no shortage of ideas. They took photos...

A student walks around the University of New South Wales campus in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Australia has welcomed its first group of international students to arrive since the coronavirus pandemic began, with a charter flight carrying 63 students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia landed Monday in the northern city of Darwin. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Australia hosts first group of overseas students since virus

Nov. 30, 2020 11:58 PM EST

DARWIN, Australia (AP) — Australia has welcomed its first group of international students to arrive since the coronavirus pandemic began, with more due to follow. A charter flight carrying 63 students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia landed Monday in the northern city of Darwin....

Terrance Shepherd, 31, is a Radford University graduate student pursuing a career in music and music education in Radford Va., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Virginia student plays music for Alicia Keys on Instagram

Nov. 21, 2020 9:00 AM EST

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Few people get to meet their idols. Even fewer get the chance to converse and share their passions with them. Terrance Shepherd — a Radford University graduate student majoring in musical composition — got to do both when he played the piano for singer-songwriter Alicia...

FILE - In this file photo from June 7, 2019, a man walks by Hamerschlag Hall on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in Pittsburgh. Colleges in the U.S. have seen a sharp enrollment drop among international students in the fall of 2020. University administrators say a number of hurdles and new policies brought on by the coronavirus pandemic are to blame. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Pandemic pushes steep drop in foreign college students

Nov. 16, 2020 12:06 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Just two semesters short of earning a cybersecurity master’s degree in the U.S., Sai Naini is stuck in India, unsure what his future holds. He rushed home this summer after learning that his father was in failing health after being diagnosed with COVID-19, making it to his...