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work-abroad-working-holidayMore countries offering working holiday agreements

A number of new working holiday agreements have been announced recently, with countries around the world launching new partnerships to facilitate expanded youth and student...

foreign-agencies-operating-in-chinaForeign-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-safetyStudent 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...

The global flow of tertiary-level students

Do you like good market data as much as we do? How about informative data visualisations? Well, you can find both in a new interactive...

2012 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...

The increasingly negative impact of social media profiles on student admissions

A new Kaplan Test Prep survey of 350 US college admissions officials reported that 27% of them Googled applicants (up from 20% in 2011) and...

Staying online in disrupted markets

“Nature, governments, and people will always have a way of disrupting things.” This was the message shared at one of the dozens of educational seminars held...

Competition in Chinese higher education sector heats up

Almost overnight, the Chinese higher education sector has gone from one with not enough capacity to one with too much. Competition for students has never...

SEO: Why it’s so important in student recruitment and 10 simple tips to get started

Recent research shows that online search is a major factor in students’ discovery and choice of education institution. In fact, a new study from Google...

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...

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:...

International students winning more university spaces in leading destination countries

New data from the United Kingdom and the United States shows continuing international enrolment growth as universities in both countries – determined to further internationalise...

The power of virtual tours in student recruitment

While a virtual tour can’t replace a real tour, it can be a powerful tool to entice prospective students to come to a campus in...

Educational reform opens the shutters on Japan

In April, ICEF Monitor reported on several significant measures Japan’s education sector has recently taken to open Japanese higher education to the world – see...

Student mobility trends from South Asia: Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan

Developing countries, especially in South Asia, have a growing youth population and an under-supply of university places to satisfy demand. For example, by 2030, the...

South Korea making waves in educational reform

With student enrolment at Korean universities expected to drop by 40% over the next 12 years, the government is working hard to bolster the country’s...

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