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languages-canada-video-interviewCanada steps up its marketing effort: new visa regs and new investment

In this exclusive video interview, Languages Canada Executive Director Gonzalo Peralta is optimistic about Canada’s competitive position in international education. In particular, he speaks to...

global-employment-trendsNew research on global employment trends for youth paints a severe picture

Youth unemployment has risen by 26.5% between 2008 and 2011, leaving a staggering global population of nearly 75 million people aged 15-24 without a job....

language-programmes-in-usSpecial accreditation may be required for college language programmes in US

University-run English language programmes fear that the US Department of Homeland Security may require them to apply for separate specialised accreditation or lose their ability...

New rankings of national higher education systems in 48 countries

Most of us are familiar with rankings like those of QS, Times Higher Education and ARWU – but those only look at individual institutions. A...

Arms wide open: US courts international travellers and students

The Obama administration is reaching out to the world – and inviting it in to the US. It just announced a National Tourism and Travel...

New rules set for US Summer Work Travel programme

The five-decade-old US Summer Work Travel programme brings more than 100,000 foreign university students to America each year to work for up to three months...

World tourism revenues pass US$1 trillion in 2011

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is reporting that international tourism revenues surpassed US$1 trillion in 2011. Writing recently in UNWTO World Tourism Barometer,...

Social media as a marketing tool – who does it best?

Changes in UK higher education sector funding means that even the most venerable institutions are having to compete more aggressively for sources of revenue. This...

Changing affordability of markets adds to volatile global education landscape

Across publications reporting on the global higher education marketplace, including ICEF Monitor, one trend continues to arise: the increasingly complex and volatile student recruitment landscape,...

Chinese students account for about half of all international applicants to US graduate programmes

Interest from China is again driving up applications to American graduate programmes, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools. For the...

US consular officials share advice for visa applicants

Updates on the US education system and visa process were shared at last week’s ICEF Moscow Workshop. International educators and student counselors attended an educational...

Canadian universities bridge foreign student tuition gap to attract thousands of Brazilian students

Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper recently reported that thousands of Brazilian students will fill the halls of Canadian universities over the next four school years...

Newly published report compares pricing, market trends worldwide

WYSE Travel Confederation in conjunction with its research partner Student Marketing have released the second in a series of planned industry review studies, this time...

The ongoing interest in Pinterest… are you on board?

Just when you thought there were enough social media sites out there, along came Pinterest. The two-year-old site has exploded, and now hosts over 11.7...

New committee will advise US Homeland Security on student issues

The US Department of Homeland Security recently announced the formation of a new council to advise Secretary Janet Napolitano on student visa issues and other...

Study projects slower growth in higher education enrolment

The British Council previewed findings this week from a forthcoming report that forecasts the global higher education landscape through 2020. The study, The Shape of...

Three-year degree programmes in USA rising in popularity

The rising cost of college tuition and the impact of the economic downturn has sparked a new trend in the US, with more and more...

New AIEA survey points to growing US interest in India

New survey results presented at the annual conference of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) reflect the growing interest among American educators in recruiting...

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