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UK Travellers Hit by Dengue Fever

Reports of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne infection, have more than doubled in UK travellers from 166 reported cases in 2009 to 406 in 2010, according to new figures from the Health Protection Agency (HPA). Dengue fever does not occur in … Continue reading

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Exchange students find school easy

Sturgis, Mich. —This year, 10 exchange students have been part of Sturgis High School. They’ve been living with local families and learning the culture. Why would these high school students leave the security of their home and family to spend … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympic Games tickets on sale

London 2012 Olympic Games tickets on sale – Not first come, first served in UK – 42-day application process – 26 sports, 34 competition venues, 645 sessions – Two-thirds of tickets priced £50 or less – 2.5 million tickets at … Continue reading

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Opportunities Abound for Gap-Year Students

The USA is beginning to embrace Gap year in a big way, reports the Memphis Daily News : With graduation looming this spring, more high school seniors might be planning to take a gap year before they embark on their … Continue reading

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New Zealand Red Cross has launched the “New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal”

red cross launches appeal New Zealand Red Cross has launched the “New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal” to support those affected by the recent Christchurch earthquake. All funds will be used towards the New Zealand Red Cross response to … Continue reading

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New Zealand earthquake: more than two dozen Japanese students feared to be among dead

Students in Christchurch to learn English were in Canterbury Television building when it collapsed They had travelled more than 5,000 miles to improve their English skills, make friends and immerse themselves in the culture of New Zealand, a country the … Continue reading

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Could international money transfers help overseas students?

International money transfers could help British students who are on degree courses abroad. Vincenzo Raimo, director of Nottingham University’s international office, told the Telegraph that around 22,000 British students are currently studying abroad. This represents approximately 1.7 per cent of … Continue reading

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