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danish-student-mobilityNew legislation and new funding to boost Danish student mobility

In Denmark last month, Morten Østergaard, the Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, introduced three new legislative proposals designed to increase the number of...

lebanese-student-mobilityOpportunities expand as Lebanese choose a wider range of destinations

Drawing upon a cosmopolitan, multilingual society with strong historical ties to the West, the Lebanese student market presents an inviting prospect to international educators from...

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...

Global tutoring industry experiencing explosive growth

As students across the globe increasingly enrol in higher education courses, tutoring has become a prime method for bolstering traditional learning. Because entrance examinations are...

BELTA shares latest Brazilian education market research

With programmes like Science Without Borders, greater overall wealth, and nervousness about the domestic university system, study abroad is increasing in attractiveness to the huge...

New government decree tightens regulations on foreign-based educational institutions in Vietnam

As reported on ICEF Monitor earlier this year, the government of Vietnam has been tightening regulations on foreign-linked educational institutions and cross-border programmes. Recently, a...

Foreign-based agencies may soon be banned from operating in China

In what seems like an inevitable move by the Chinese government, foreign-based agencies recruiting Chinese students for study abroad (but not registered in China) may...

Student safety: how to maintain a secure environment

In part one of ICEF Monitor’s examination of student safety, we discussed the rising trend of campus crime, and the growing awareness of the problem...

Student safety: its impact on recruitment and study abroad choices

ICEF Monitor looks at the issue of student safety in a two-part article. The first discusses the perceived increase in physical danger on school campuses...

Biometric testing in exam industry works to stamp out fraud

Schools and assessment companies take exam fraud seriously and do all they can to prevent students, instructors, and administrators from suffering its consequences. Recent security...

Opportunities abound in digital English language learning market

Last year, the worldwide language learning market (all languages combined) generated a hefty US $58.2 billion. When combined with revenues from language services such as...

Tracking the increasing use of mobile apps in education and recruitment

If I’m a student considering studying abroad, there are a few things that I’m likely thinking about and a lot of this thinking is happening...

China paves the way for new Confucius Institutes in India, global demand rising

China will train 300 Indian teachers in Mandarin Chinese under a first-of-its-kind initiative to lay the groundwork for more than 100 Central Board of Secondary...

Can foreign languages go digital with online education?

Today, enrolment in online courses is growing at a faster rate than that of higher education overall, and more schools are striving to increase their...

Latest ALTO report highlights struggles in global language travel industry

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has released its latest report from Q2 2012, which includes feedback from 229 language schools and 399 educational...

New Zealand enhances work abroad initiatives

New Zealand has taken new steps to boost the country’s work abroad sector and entice international students to its shores. New work rights for English...

The link between student pathways and enrolment forecasts in Australia

Recent research on the study paths followed by international students in Australia is helping to provide fresh insights into future enrolment trends for the country’s...

Demand for Portuguese increasing in US

Today we turn to Language Magazine, which has reported that the demand for Portuguese is growing in US universities as language departments are downsized, or...

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