13 Jan '11, 12pm

Singapore students Queensland-bound despite floods: SINGAPORE: At least 250 students in Singapore will head for

SINGAPORE: At least 250 students in Singapore will head for Queensland universities in the next few weeks to start their first semesters, unfazed by the flood situation. According to IDP Singapore, a company which provides Australian education counselling services to students, there have been just a handful of requests from students wanting a change of plans. "So far, we received five calls from students requesting to defer their university education by one semester to the July intake, and five calls requesting transfer to universities in other states." IDP senior education counsellor Gritharan Subramaniam said since news of the Queensland floods surfaced, the firm has received three calls a day on average. "IDP has been actively in touch with students who are starting their semesters in Queensland, by providing them with updates from the universities," said Mr Subramaniam...

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