New international strategy helps international students study and work in Australia

Last week, after announcing the return of international students, the Australian Government released its Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-30. The purpose of the strategy is:  to ensure international students achieve the best possible outcomes from their studies in Australia, and  to enable the sector to be more robust (particularly relevant given the impact of…

Australia to reopen borders for international students and provide additional visa support

After almost two years, Australia has reopened its borders to international students. This news will be welcomed by current and prospective students as well as Australian universities that are eager to see global students return. The Federal Government has announced that from 1 December fully vaccinated students with an eligible visa will be able to…

Spark launches partnership with Sofiri

Spark and Sofiri have today announced a partnership enabling Spark to provide tuition assistance to Sofiri’s international students. Finance is one of the main barriers for many international students when trying to achieve their international study goals. This partnership will ensure Sofiri’s students will be able to seamlessly connect with Spark and its unique offering:…

Three reasons why Australians and New Zealanders should consider studying overseas

More and more Australians and New Zealanders are choosing to study overseas. What were once insurmountable obstacles (distance, applications, financing) are now being overcome by the massive benefits that a student obtains from studying abroad. While there are countless benefits we look at three of the main reasons why Australians and New Zealanders should consider…

Networking

Entering a room of complete strangers can be overwhelming. Particularly when you have the goal of making these strangers part of your network. However, the fact is, networking is an essential part of job hunting – studies indicate that between 85%-96% of all positions are filled because of networking. So, although you may not like…