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international-agents-in-usaNACAC amends guidance regarding education agents

In 2013, the National Association for College Admission Counselling (NACAC) voted to lift a ban on the use of commissioned agents for international student recruitment....

international-agents-in-usaPower of perception: How the US presidential race could impact student recruitment

“There is no truth,” said Gustave Flaubert. “There is only perception.” The legendary French novelist’s view of the matter will ring true for international recruiters...

us-bound-international-studentsAffordability a key factor for US-bound international students

The US is unquestionably the world’s leading study destination. Yes, its market share has eroded as competing destinations, both new and established, have stepped up their...

US ELT providers reporting enrolment declines this year

Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) across the US are experiencing deep declines in enrolments, pushing administrators to look for new markets, develop new partners, and be...

Junior language travel market continues to develop

Junior students have become an important growth segment in recent years, especially in Europe, where students under age 18 now compose a significant proportion of...

US confirms visa policy for conditional admissions

The US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has issued its long-awaited final policy guidance regarding conditional admissions for international...

Study calls for focus on student satisfaction to boost recruitment

A new study, published in the August issue of the Journal of Business Research, finds that education marketers should increase their focus on student satisfaction...

Mapping international pathway programmes in the US

Pathway programmes are gathering steam in English-speaking destination markets, and are often offered in collaboration with specialised pathway providers. For participating institutions, the pathway model...

Study finds growing use of agents among US universities

New research finds the pace of international student recruitment agency adoption by US universities has increased since 2013 – the year in which NACAC (the...

Coming to America: The need for greater diversification in international enrolment

While its overall share of internationally mobile students has slipped over the last 15 years or so, the US remains – by far – the...

Third-party video interview services playing a greater role in US admissions

The number of Chinese students studying in the US has increased by nearly 400% over the past decade. As of 2014/15, it has been the...

America and Japan reporting big gains in Vietnamese enrolment

Vietnam currently boasts one of Asia’s strongest economies, with an estimated 6.7% GDP growth in 2015 and an impressive average annual growth rate of 5.5%...

US educators following President Obama’s lead to open new links with Cuba

In March 2016, President Barack Obama became the first sitting US president in 88 years to travel to Cuba, signalling an ongoing commitment from both...

US English programmes reporting declines in Saudi enrolment this year

International enrolment in US Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) has fallen off noticeably over the past year, due in part to changes in the Saudi scholarship...

US OPT rules confirmed: Foreign STEM grads can now stay and work for up to three years

Following months of legal wrangling and uncertainty over the key Optional Practical Training (OPT) programme for foreign STEM graduates in the US, new rules were...

New data reveals most searched-for study destinations

The body of research underlining the importance of online channels to international student recruitment is growing. Among the key findings we have reported in recent...

Shifting currencies expected to drive growth for more affordable destinations

There is a fairly direct linkage between currency exchange rates and the costs of study abroad. It arises from the simple fact that if your...

US court extends deadline for new post-study STEM work rules

International students in the US hoping to gain practical experience in their chosen fields of study are getting an extra and unwanted learning experience about...

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