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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN
A foreign exchange program is looking for Ventura County families to host international students. Through Academic Year in America, students spend a year living with a family and attending school in the United States. The host families provide room and board for the international students, who come from such countries as Brazil, Germany and Japan. The students, ages 15 to 18, are equipped with medical insurance and bring spending money. "Each student . . .
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2000
A number of colleges and universities, including the University of California and the California Community Colleges, are lining up in opposition to an obscure new anti-terrorist rule proposed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service requiring schools to collect fees from foreign students. The fee would pay for an electronic database on international students nationwide, replacing the current paper system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1999 | NANCY KINSEY NEEDHAM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gabriel Laizer grew up 11,000 miles from here, in a home without running water or electricity. Today, five years after leaving his home in Tanzania--and after learning English, acquiring a taste for pizza and knocking on scores of dormitory doors--Laizer has been elected Cal Lutheran University's student body president. Having cable TV and telephones may be new to the 23-year-old Tanzanian, but leadership is not.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1999 | THANH TRAN, Thanh Tran is a student at Pierce College in Woodland Hills
International students who come to the United Sates to study often have a difficult time because U.S. law prevents them from working off-campus. Some of these students want to work to help their sponsors or supporters while studying in this country. If sponsors have financial problems, the students may have trouble continuing their education. They also want to work to gain experience. But the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service is very strict in issuing work permits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1998
International students composed just 10% of the student population at USC but represented 46.7% of those accused of "academic dishonesty"--cheating--according to a report by the school's Office for Student Conduct. The report details the 152 complaints against students for violations including plagiarism, copying assignments and using surrogates for taking tests--which carried punishments ranging from warnings to expulsion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1998 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly three years ago, some skeptics doubted Community College Chancellor Philip Westin when he plunked down $300,000 to start an experimental program increasing the number of international students. But the decision to transfer Oxnard College President Elise Schneider to a new job as the program's provost and pay her more than $100,000 annually to travel around the globe has proved a sound investment for the Ventura County Community College District. Last year, the program brought in $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT and JOHN CANALIS and CHRISTINE CASTRO
Orange Coast College has enrolled a record 939 international students for the fall semester. When the international student program began 14 years ago, 38 students were enrolled. In 1997, the number was 816. Orange Coast is in the top dozen of the nation's 1,200 community colleges in attracting students from other countries. "Our goal, over the next five years, is to move into the top five schools nationally," said Saeeda Wali Mohammed, director of the International Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS and LISA ADDISON and DEBRA CANO and JOHN POPE
Orange Coast College has achieved its goal of enrolling more international students this year, pushing the total to 874 students. Last year, the college enrolled 784 international students. International students are coveted by American colleges and universities because they bring worldwide perspective to the classroom and pay higher tuition, officials said. Foreign students pay $139 a unit compared with the $13 a unit that California residents pay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1998
It was another embarrassment for U.S. schools: America's 12th-graders ranked in the lower third among 21 nations in tests measuring knowledge of math and science. According to the test, given in the 1994-95 school year, even U.S. high school seniors who took advanced math and science were outperformed by their counterparts elsewhere.
NEWS
January 14, 1998 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The sound of crashing markets in Asia is being heard on American college campuses, as international students receive word from their fretful parents: cut back on expenses or come home. USC junior Elizabeth Choo is packing to return to South Korea. She got an urgent phone call from her mother, explaining that the collapse of South Korea's currency in effect had doubled the cost of her $30,000 in tuition, expenses, room and board.
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