International Education


This fintech startup uses machine learning to give international students credit cards

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Unlike American students, those from abroad often struggle to access financial services. Where the traditional incumbents fail, it uses machine learning to determine the creditworthiness of these new (and temporary) arrivals, in order to offer them a credit card they can afford. There are over a million international students enrolled in American universities. Most are pretty well off considering they can afford the exorbitant fees American universities charge.


This fintech startup uses machine learning to give international students credit cards

#artificialintelligence

Unlike American students, those from abroad often struggle to access financial services. Where the traditional incumbents fail, it uses machine learning to determine the creditworthiness of these new (and temporary) arrivals, in order to offer them a credit card they can afford. There are over a million international students enrolled in American universities. Most are pretty well off considering they can afford the exorbitant fees American universities charge.


Trump travel ban casts a shadow over international students' futures

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As the Trump administration struggles to determine the future of a controversial executive order banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries, the futures of international students from those countries hang in the balance. For students who have already achieved success in research or entrepreneurship during their time in the United States, the executive order is particularly troubling. Raya Bidshahri, an Iranian student at Boston University studying neuroscience, is the founder of Intelligent Optimism, a social media movement that aims to "encourage people to be more proactive about making the world a better place." While Bidshahri has been advised to remain in the country, her family is back home in Iran.