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demand-for-foreign-language-proficiencyGlobalised economy continues to drive demand for foreign language proficiency

Virtually all of the most ambitious students in the world, at all levels – elementary, secondary, and tertiary – have one thing in common in...

international-branch-campusesInternational branch campuses: this is the year to hit “pause” before “go”

The last couple of years have witnessed a rush of international branch campus openings (or other types of “foreign education outpost”). Already, some of these...

uk-enrolment-figures-beyond-headlinesBritish enrolment figures: looking beyond the headlines

There is much debate within British universities these days about numbers, specifically as they relate to the health of the higher education sector in the...

The new branch campus model: expand at home, compete everywhere

The year 2012 will be remembered for many things in international education circles, among them: Increasing competition between countries for market share of students, with...

Immigration law specialist offers guidance on how to handle Tier 4 changes in UK

In order to learn more about how the industry can best manage the Tier 4 student visa changes in the UK, ICEF Monitor sat down...

Descriptions of education systems in 60 countries

Nuffic – the Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education – regularly releases country modules, which offer information on the education systems of about...

Demand for STEM programming continues to increase; countries race to meet it

“STEM workers are disproportionately involved in creating and running successful tech companies … and coming up with breakthrough inventions …. It’s not an exaggeration to...

Opportunities 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...

Beyond Facebook: Engaging with regional and local social networks

At this point, it is hard to imagine an international education institution not making use of social platforms to reach out to prospective students. Facebook...

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...

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...

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...

Students demanding more technology in education

ICEF Monitor has frequently looked at how technology is impacting international student recruitment – from the basic techniques of social media and mobile-optimised websites to...

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:...

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