International Education


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

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America has some of the best universities in the world. Internationally respected institutions like MIT, Harvard and Stanford attract countless young people from every corner of the globe. Unlike American students, those from abroad often struggle to access financial services. While they'll probably manage to open a bank account, they'll likely struggle to get a credit card. We've teamed up with Product Hunt to offer you the chance to win an all expense paid trip to TNW Conference 2017!


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

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America has some of the best universities in the world. Internationally respected institutions like MIT, Harvard and Stanford attract countless young people from every corner of the globe. Unlike American students, those from abroad often struggle to access financial services. While they'll probably manage to open a bank account, they'll likely struggle to get a credit card. TNW Conference won best European Event 2016 for our festival vibe.


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.