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India reports strong growth in outbound for 2014; edges China for first time

A new student mobility report finds that the number of Indian students going overseas was up sharply in 2014. This reverses a four-year trend of...

China encouraging overseas universities to accept gaokao exam results

More universities outside of China may soon accept China’s national college entrance exam, the gaokao. Yu Jihai, deputy director of the Division of International Education...

Australian anti-corruption commission highlights risks and best practices in international recruitment

A recent report from Australia’s New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has touched off considerable debate in Australia as to the incidence of...

Research paints a clearer picture of international secondary students in the US

A July 2014 report commissioned by the Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact at the Institute for International Education (IIE) finds that the number...

Survey says foreign students highly satisfied with studies in Australia

The Australian government has just released the findings of its International Student Survey 2014, which focused on measuring students’ satisfaction levels as well as comparing...

English language programmes in Malta report steady growth for 2014

Malta’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector has recorded a healthy increase in student numbers and student weeks for 2014. A new study commissioned by FELTOM...

From the field: Where Swiss students are going in 2015 and why

Of the roughly 40,000 Swiss students who go abroad to study every year, the vast majority choose language programmes. Studying a language in another country...

FAM tours take agent-educator relationships to the next level

More and more, international educators realise that FAM (familiarisation) tours are one of the most effective ways for education providers to strengthen their working relationships...

New study highlights global language travel trends and the role of agents

Two million people travel abroad every year with the primary purpose of learning a foreign language. About two-thirds study English and those enrolments are heavily...

Strategies for a challenging year in Russia

Russia has been an important growth market for outbound in recent years, both for travel generally and for student travel in particular. The ITB World...

Education agents continue to play a larger role in UK recruitment

The use of education agents to recruit international students is becoming increasingly common around the world, to the point where agents are driving significant proportions...

Strategic risk management in international student recruitment

“It’s really all about trying to understand the ‘what if’ scenarios,” says Pamela Barrett. “Any organisation that is operating internationally will operate in a field...

Marketing languages other than English

A lingua franca is a bridge language, sometimes called a trading language, in that it is used to support communication between people who don’t share...

US authorities moving to improve student visa oversight in recent years

Three men were arrested in Los Angeles earlier this month in connection with an apparent “pay-to-stay” scam involving four private, postsecondary institutions in California. The...

How to engage the international schools sector for higher education recruitment

The K-12 English-medium international schools market is now considered a crucial sector for the world’s higher education institutions. The aspirations of pupils that go to...

From the field: Commoditisation and differentiation in the language travel industry

Jean-Marc Alberola is the president of Bridge, a dynamic US-based provider whose six divisions span a wide range of language, teacher training, pathway, exchange, corporate...

Targeting demand for study abroad in Chile

Chile’s growing economy and stable politics have led to a steady increase in the number of students going abroad over the past several years. However,...

Student visa fraud in Australia up sharply since 2012

Australia has seen a dramatic increase in the number of international student visas cancelled or under review over the last three years. The Australian is...

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