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By Nira Santos

May 4th, 2023

Stay up-to-date on the latest in international education with EdNews. Every month, EdNews delivers the most important updates on campus openings, location changes, mergers and acquisitions, new programs, team member announcements, and promotional opportunities for Edvisor agencies.

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California Language Academy - San Francisco Grand Opening Promotion!


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🔗 California Language Academy

 🔵  Edvisor ID: cla

 📍 California, US

🗃️ New Campus

Great news for Edvisor agencies and their students! The California Language Academy has just announced the opening of a new San Francisco campus. This means that students can now enrol and study under a tourist visa. To celebrate the launch of the new campus, the academy is offering a special price of just US$125 per week for the first 100 students who enrol with them in 2023. The program includes 12 or 15 hours of language study per week, providing an excellent opportunity for students to immerse themselves in a new language while experiencing one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

Moreover, if education agencies manage to bring 5 enrolments to the San Francisco campus, they will receive a credit note of $100 dollars to use on the tuition at any of the California Language Academy's other campuses in Los Angeles or San Diego.

It's worth noting that material and other school fees will be the same as those of the Los Angeles and San Diego campuses, and accommodation is not currently being offered. If you have any questions or want to learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact the California Language Academy. They are looking forward to partnering with you and welcoming your students to their new San Francisco campus.



NorQuest College launches practical Nurse Diploma for internationally educated nurses, with up to $30,000 BIEN Bursary




🔗 NorQuest College

 🔵  Edvisor ID: norquest

 📍 Edmonton, Canada

🗃️ New Program

NorQuest College has recently launched a unique program, the Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses, to meet the growing demand for nurses in Canada. This program offers international applicants with a Bachelor of Nursing degree from a country outside of Canada the opportunity to enter into a wide range of high-paying nursing positions in the country.

The program provides language and workplace culture training, as well as hands-on labs in a state-of-the-art facility, and a clinical placement that provides learners with 465 hours of work experience. The program has multiple start dates, including September 2023, January 2024, and Spring 2024 intakes, and interested applicants are encouraged to apply by May 31, 2023, to ensure sufficient time for visa processing.

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for a post-graduation work permit and can apply for the Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN) of up to $30,000 if they choose to work in an eligible rural community.

The bursary includes two payments, with the first payment consisting of a non-repayable fixed incentive of $3,500 to cover assessment, examination, criminal record checks, licensing fees, and program fees, tuition support varying between $2,625 and $12,000 per student, and living expenses of $3,625 per term to a maximum of $14,500 based on the bridging program the student is enrolled.

The payment is calculated based on the total number of terms it takes to complete the program. The second payment includes 50% of the tuition support and 50% of the living expenses based on the total number of terms it takes to complete the program.

If your students are in a career as a practical nurses and meet the program requirements, this is an excellent opportunity for them to gain valuable work experience in Canada and take advantage of the financial incentives offered by the Bursary for Internationally Educated Nurses.


EC Cambridge is moving to new premises


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🔗 EC Cambridge

 🔵  Edvisor ID: ec

 📍 Cambridge, United Kingdom

🗃️ New Campus

EC Cambridge, a leading English language school, is excited to announce that it will be moving to a brand new location in the heart of the city next week. The new school, located at 3 Guildhall Chambers, Guildhall Place, Cambridge CB2 3AE, is set to open on Tuesday, May 9th.

The modernized building is surrounded by quaint shops, restaurants, eateries, coffee shops, and a daily local market. It is also just a few minutes away from famous landmarks such as The Mathematical Bridge, Corpus Clock, Kings College Chapel, St John’s College, Trinity College, Market Square, and The Grand Arcade.

The new location is closer to EC Cambridge's accommodation too, now just a 15-minute walk from Castle Street Residence. This means students will have more time to explore the city and immerse themselves in the English culture.

At EC Cambridge, the focus is on helping students achieve their goals and succeed in a global community. The school's unique EC Promise guarantees English improvement when students follow their personalized learning program. Additionally, EC offers MyEC, a learning tool that combines learning materials, testing, and communication to help students get the most out of their studies anytime, anywhere.

EC Cambridge's move to a more central location is great news for international students looking to study English in Cambridge. The new location provides easy access to the city's best attractions and a vibrant cultural scene.



Grayclay International College of Health Announces Special Promotion: Boost Your Agent Commission Today!


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🔗 GrayClay

 🔵  Edvisor ID: grayclay

 📍 Melbourne, Australia

🗃️ New Promotion exclusive for Edvisor's agents

GrayClay, a CRICOS approved training provider located in the popular student destination of the Gold Coast in Australia, is offering a special promotion on agent commission from May 17, 2023, until January 7, 2024. Education agents who promote GrayClay's unique medical aesthetics and health courses and attract students who are interested in skin, health, and beauty can increase their agent commissions as they increase the number of students they bring to the school.

GrayClay's courses are designed to suit students' career aspirations, and they offer a range of nationally accredited and recognized medical aesthetics and health courses that can accelerate students' careers and open up employment opportunities. Their medical aesthetics education classes consist of both theory and practice, with students given the opportunity to undertake clinical education in professional clinics, diagnosing and treating real customers.

GrayClay is known for its award-winning medical education and excellent reputation in the health and cosmetic aesthetics industry. It is the only college in Australia that offers past students the opportunity to return to the college and sit in on a specific lecture or unit to refresh their knowledge or review practical procedures at no charge. Additionally, GrayClay provides a supportive learning environment, with four levels of support, to help students succeed.

GrayClay is seeking to establish long-term relationships with qualified education agent counsellors who have existing partnerships with Australian CRICOS providers and/or verifiable partnerships with overseas education providers with international student cohorts. 

Check here to see the conditions for the Agent Commission Promotion



ETS announces new enhancements to TOEFL iBT for a streamlined testing experience


English exam provider ETS has recently revealed updates to their TOEFL iBT English language test, which is currently used for study, work, and immigration in more than 11,500 institutions worldwide.

The changes aim to create a better experience for test-takers by streamlining the process. Starting in July 2023, the test will take less than two hours to complete, with streamlined instructions and navigation, a new "Writing for an Academic Discussion" task replacing the previous independent writing task, a shorter reading section, and the removal of unscored test questions.

The registration process will also be simplified, and test-takers will have more transparency with their score release dates and status updates.

According to Amit Sevak, CEO of ETS, TOEFL has been an industry standard for almost six decades, and these new enhancements further highlight its position. These developments were designed with the customer and stakeholders' perspectives in mind since they are the company's top priority.

Test-takers who have already registered for the TOEFL iBT exam can opt to reschedule their exam date for free to experience the new changes or move up their test date before the updates take effect. Free reschedules are available until April 30, 2023.


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