Africa

moroccan-and-senegalese-students-now-eligible-for-canada’s-expedited-visa-processing-systemMoroccan and Senegalese students now eligible for Canada’s expedited visa processing system

Students from Morocco and Senegal can now access Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS), an online system that offers faster visa processing times for students from...

africas-pressing-need-for-targeted-skills-trainingAfrica’s pressing need for targeted skills training

Africa’s youth population is currently estimated at 250 million, a staggering figure in terms of the potential for African economies as well as the number...

growing-egyptian-demand-for-education-pressures-domestic-capacityGrowing Egyptian demand for education pressures domestic capacity

Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world. The population more than tripled – from 32 to 98 million – between the mid-1960s...

South Africa: ELT student weeks up again in 2018

Newly released data indicates that South Africa’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector booked a third consecutive year of growth in 2018. Student numbers were down...

Year in review: What we learned in 2018

It has been another exciting and challenging year in international education, and, as always, we thank you for reading along with us. But before we...

Slower growth and more intense competition in global ELT market

Overall volumes of English language training, as measured in student numbers and student weeks, have been essentially flat...

Where the students are: Mobile, messaging, and apps

Social media use continues to grow, with especially rapid expansion for photo sharing and messaging platforms...

2018 Agent Barometer: Global survey tracks agent perspectives on destinations, online learning, alumni, and student experience

Findings from the 12th annual ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer were released this week at ICEF Berlin. The 2018 survey was administered over August and September this...

Diversification and the next five markets

After more than a decade of rapid expansion in international enrolments, the focus in major study destinations – and for many institutions – is turning more and...

How accommodation features and amenities affect student decision making

When students consider where to study, of course they think about quality of education, about post-study employment opportunities, and about making connections for life. But...

New surveys highlight key elements of agent-educator relationships

Findings from two recent survey efforts highlight some key aspects of effective agency-educator relationships. In Agent-University Partnerships: The State of the Field and Commission Structure...

African student perspectives on study abroad

The 2018 edition of the QS Applicant Survey was released earlier this year, and this month the company has also made available several more specific data...

Study explores adoption of online learning and its relationship to student mobility

“Online learning – the use of the Internet to provide or augment formal education – has grown up. Still viewed as novel or innovative in some...

Annual survey finds continued growth in international schools

The latest edition of an annual global study reveals ongoing growth in the international schools sector, both in terms of the number of schools and...

South African language schools officially recognised by government

South Africa’s Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has moved to formally recognise the members of the English language school association Education South Africa...

From the field: Recruiting in Ghana

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

Global tourism report highlights key travel trends

International travel is now within reach for an increasing proportion of the world’s population. There were nearly...

Checking in on cost of living in global study destinations

As competition for internationally mobile students continues to intensify, greater attention is being given to the relative costs of living across both established and emerging...

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