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language-study-travelIndustry surveys highlight continued growth in language study travel

As much as the language travel sector is a key segment of the international education industry, little comparative data on the sector’s performance and trends...

icefmonitor-2014-in-review2014 in review: The year’s most popular items from ICEF Monitor

We are closing out 2014 by carrying on a tradition that we began in 2013: a review of our must-read posts from the past year....

finland-tuition-feesUpdated: Finnish government backs away from plan to introduce tuition fees for non-EU students

Editor’s note: The original version of this story reported on recent developments in Finland that had the Finnish government poised to introduce tuition fees for...

Market Snapshot: Colombia

ICEF Monitor has noted in the past that Colombia is an important country in international education. Local indicators continue to point upward: the public education...

From the field: Signs of continuing growth in Ecuador

Ecuador is emerging as an increasingly interesting Latin American market for international recruiters and educators. There are at least two reasons why: Ecuador’s real GDP...

Open Doors 2014: International enrolment in US continues to grow; economic impact now estimated at US$27 billion

The US recorded its eighth consecutive year of international enrolment growth last year, expanding 8% in 2013/14 to reach a record high of 886,052 students....

Survey shows growing interest in education agents among US colleges

International students, already so key to the internationalisation goals and revenue streams of many American institutions, seem poised to become even more important in the...

Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

The results from the 2014 installment of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer – the most comprehensive survey of education agents regarding their perspectives on the...

NACAC changes code of conduct to allow international agents; releases agent guide for US institutions

“In 1951, NACAC introduced a prohibition on incentive-based recruitment of students for all NACAC members,” explains Eddie West, director of international initiatives at the National...

From the field: UAE education sector set for robust growth

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country that punches well above its weight in the education world. While the latest figures from UNESCO Institute for...

The agent question: New data has the answer

In international education circles, the use of education agents is simultaneously controversial, and widespread. But, as a new report published today by The Observatory on...

Transitional and support services for international students with disabilities

According to the United Nations, around 15% of the global population, or roughly 1 billion people, live with disabilities, making them the world’s largest minority...

From the field: Iran eases restrictions on international education

In Iran, the election last year of President Hassan Rouhani has led to a relatively more progressive and international academic climate than was the case...

From the field: The study abroad market in Oman

Oman is an Arab-speaking nation of 3.1 million people. UNESCO estimates that there are more than 6,300 Omani students enrolled in higher education abroad, but...

The art of listening: Better results start with understanding your customer

Listen more than you talk and use the insights you gain into your customer’s needs and decision-making processes to close more sales. This is a...

British investigation alleges systemic fraud in UK language testing

UK Minister for Immigration and Security James Brokenshire rose in the British House of Commons last week to make a dramatic announcement: A joint investigation...

United States poised for more active student recruitment

Already the world’s leading destination for international students, the United States is set to become a more active recruiter of international students. In today’s ICEF...

Study provides new insights on the role of agents in Canadian education

A fascinating study on the use of educational agents in Canada has been released by the Council of Ministers of Education of Canada (CMEC). The...

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