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new-zealand-visa-processingNew Zealand continues to refine visa processing and quality controls

Today we turn to New Zealand to discover which markets the country is prioritising to grow the international education industry. We also offer a reminder...

conditional-admissionProposed changes to conditional admissions in the US causing concern

Recently, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced their intentions to require US institutions to issue separate I-20 forms to degree-seeking international students who...

agent-barometer-global-survey-results2012 Agent Barometer global survey results are in!

The ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer, now in its sixth year, has elicited a record number of agent responses (1023 from 107 nationalities) for its 2012...

Increasing challenges around the Iranian study abroad market

“We have the capacity to educate students inside the country, and except when it is urgent, there is no need for our foreign exchange to...

Part 2: Internships an increasingly popular gateway to career and immigration opportunities

In the first of this two-part series, we considered the types of students that might benefit most from an internship abroad. In this second ICEF...

Part 1: Internships an increasingly popular gateway to career and immigration opportunities

As opportunities to study and work around the world increase, the global education industry has witnessed the development of an opportunity unique to its field:...

Canadian policy makes it easier for international students to immigrate

This month, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that 20,000 foreigners have attained permanent Canadian resident status under an ambitious national programme launched four years...

Suitors line up for a strengthening Brazilian market

“Brazil is not an emerging superpower; it is a superpower.” — Paul Davidson, president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Let’s...

Australia enters visa talks with Greece as youth travel industry faces crisis

Only a few days ago, ICEF Monitor reported that New Zealand has entered a working holiday scheme with Vietnam. Now it appears Australia is also...

US passes bill requiring accreditation of colleges with foreign students

Acting to close a major loophole in the student-visa system, The Chronicle of Higher Education has reported that the US House of Representatives has approved...

Canada: Bill C-35 update for offshore agents; greater scrutiny for student visas

ICEF Monitor turns to Canada today for two important updates: clarification on Bill C-35 for offshore student recruitment agents and upcoming revisions to the country’s...

New report examines demand for H-1B highly skilled worker visas in US metropolitan areas

The H-1B programme allows US employers to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations for a temporary period of time. The Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public...

UK visa policy remains in spotlight: compulsory applicant interviews to begin 30 July

Things are anything but dull at the UK Border Agency these days. In the wake of some of the most significant changes in immigration rules...

Numerous visa changes from Australia to kick off 1 July 2012

These days, the high Australian dollar has made things that much more difficult for the Australian education and tourism industries. Luckily, the government is doing...

France repeals controversial foreign student and graduate visa restrictions

The new French government has annulled a controversial measure that imposed stiff visa restrictions on foreign students and graduates, as the newly elected president, François...

Thinking back on NAFSA: Aligning institutional, industry, and government goals

Nearly 9,000 international education professionals from around the world attended the annual NAFSA conference in Houston, Texas that wrapped up on June 1st. The great...

How Canada’s Bill C-35 affects education agents

Update: This post has been updated to reflect additional information provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in August 2012 with respect to the impact of...

UK educators alarmed by impact of visa restrictions

For years, the United Kingdom has been a leading study abroad destination worldwide, second only to the United States in many markets. But the British...

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