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market-snapshot-mexicoMarket Snapshot: Mexico

Mexico is first and foremost a Latin American nation, yet it is also geographically part of North America and its efforts to build student mobility...

icefmonitor-2014-in-review2014 in review: The year’s most popular items from ICEF Monitor

We are closing out 2014 by carrying on a tradition that we began in 2013: a review of our must-read posts from the past year....

Market Snapshot: Colombia

ICEF Monitor has noted in the past that Colombia is an important country in international education. Local indicators continue to point upward: the public education...

Facebook is still top social network but other platforms are growing faster

What’s the most popular social network in the world? Facebook – still Facebook. But GlobalWebIndex’s most recent tracking study (for Q3 2014) on social networking...

Game on! Consumer empowerment and gamification in international recruitment marketing

Over the last decade, the landscape of brand marketing has changed, in a way that is similar to the way a housing market moves from...

From the field: Signs of continuing growth in Ecuador

Ecuador is emerging as an increasingly interesting Latin American market for international recruiters and educators. There are at least two reasons why: Ecuador’s real GDP...

Online or offline, the travel sector blurs all the lines

Here at ICEF Monitor, we like to keep an eye on broader travel and migration patterns as both can sometimes be important directional indicators for...

Five for Friday

For this instalment in our occasional “Five for Friday” column, we have gathered below some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been...

Four predictions for digital marketing in 2015

With 2015 almost upon us, it is high time that we turned our minds to predicting how digital marketing will continue to take shape in...

Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

The results from the 2014 installment of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer – the most comprehensive survey of education agents regarding their perspectives on the...

Everybody’s doing it: social proof and recruitment marketing

The Wall Street Journal tells the story of a peer-reviewed study that measured the impact of different messages designed to convince residents of one Californian...

The substitution effect of transnational education on international student mobility

The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) recently published a paper entitled, Transnational education vs international student mobility: Substitutes or distinct markets? It presents preliminary...

Remodeling MOOCs in 2014

Since the first wave of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) around 2012, hypotheses about their impact have abounded, and have changed over time. So too...

Women increasingly outpacing men’s higher education participation in many world markets

It used to be that men were overrepresented in higher education, but that trend has been changing for several years now. In the 1990s, in...

Part 2: Keyword research: Building your toolkit

Editor’s note: Today’s post is the second in a two-part series on keyword research. Part 1 focuses on a topic mapping and brainstorming process designed...

Part 1: Keyword research: Matching intent with results

Editor’s note: We begin a two-part series on keyword research today. The following post focuses on a topic mapping and brainstorming process designed to generate...

New study makes the link between study abroad and employability

Amidst a backdrop of considerable concerns around youth employment in many parts of the world, a new European Commission study released this month finds that...

#Recruitment: Twitter for international education marketing

It can be easy to become overwhelmed with the latest thinking about social media marketing and to feel too busy to refresh our practices in...

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