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german-outbound-language-study-dipped-2016German outbound for language study dipped in 2016

An annual survey from the German agency association FDSV (Fachverband Deutscher Sprachreise-Veranstalter) has found that the number of Germans going abroad for language study declined...

australia-introduces-reporting-agent-performanceAustralia introduces additional reporting on agent performance

Australia’s Department of Education and Training (DET) has recently announced plans to produce new reports on the performance of international education agents referring students to...

us-agentsSurvey finds travel ban influencing agents’ view of US

In a January 2017 interview with Times Higher Education Institute of International Education President Allan Goodman downplayed the hot political rhetoric of the US presidential...

From the field: A closer look at the Turkish outbound market

While official statistics do not fully map the number of outbound students from Turkey, it is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s top sending...

Keys to the Market: South Korea

South Korea is one of the most-established sending markets in Asia, and has been a major source of international students for nearly 20 years now....

Russia: Education agents optimistic as economy strengthens in 2017

Three out of four Russian agents expect to refer more students abroad in 2017 than they did last year. This is one of the top-level...

Keys to the market: Japan

Japan is a traditional powerhouse among outbound student markets but those numbers have of course been in decline for some time. More recently, however, there...

From the field: Recruiting in East Africa

The Republic of Uganda is one of the vast continent of Africa’s smaller countries, located in the sub-Saharan east and landlocked by larger neighbors such...

2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions

Key findings from the 2016 ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer were released yesterday at the ICEF Berlin Workshop. Now in its tenth year, the Agent Barometer...

NACAC amends guidance regarding education agents

In 2013, the National Association for College Admission Counselling (NACAC) voted to lift a ban on the use of commissioned agents for international student recruitment....

Vietnam removes agency certification requirements

The following is a guest post from Dr Mark A. Ashwill, founder and managing director of Capstone Vietnam, a human resource development company with offices...

From the field: An agent’s view of recruiting in Pakistan

Pakistan sent nearly 40,000 students abroad for higher education in 2013, mainly to the UK, Australia, the US, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Canada, Germany, and...

Keys to the market: Turkey

Turkey often features in any discussion of important emerging markets for international education, in part because the number of outbound Turkish students has grown significantly...

A regional perspective on student recruitment in MENA

The countries of the Middle East and North Africa region, or MENA, have fast-growing youth populations that continue to drive growing demand for higher education....

Canada eases visa requirements for Mexico

In a move that many Canadian ELT (English Language Training) centres will welcome, the Government of Canada announced this week that it will lift visa...

A corporate approach to managing risk in international recruitment

This article is adapted and reprinted with permission from Beyond the Horizon: The Near Future of International Education. Launched at the 2016 NAFSA conference in...

UK ELT student weeks down 13% in 2015

On the heels of data from The 2015 ALTO-Deloitte Language Travel Industry Survey, which suggests a softening in global demand for English-language courses, English UK...

Ghana emerging as an important sending market in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has become an increasingly important region for international student recruitment, and is home to a number of significant emerging markets, notably Nigeria and...

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