Article: Australia Sets Out Plan to Liberalize Visas for Foreign Students

An article in the New York Times reports that following a dip in university enrollment numbers, the Australian government has announced a major liberalization of the country’s visa program for international students. Several factors have influenced the recent decline of international student enrollment numbers in Australia, including stringent visa requirements, the global economic crisis, and the strong Australian dollar. According to the article, the new rules "will include streamlined visa processing, less burdensome financial guarantees and the introduction of a post-study work visa."

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