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studying-abroad-boosts-creativityResearch shows that studying abroad boosts creativity

Newly published research provides the best evidence yet that studying overseas boosts one’s creativity. The study titled “On the Cognitive Benefits of Cultural Experience: Exploring...

china-international-studentsIn China, father (and mother) knows best: 65% of study abroad decisions made by parents

China is the world’s biggest source of international students. By some estimates, more than one million Chinese students are studying abroad today, and a recent...

glabal-language-travelLatest ALTO report highlights struggles in global language travel industry

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has released its latest report from Q2 2012, which includes feedback from 229 language schools and 399 educational...

New reports on student decision making from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt and Turkey

How do international students make the decision to study abroad? Do parents play an influential role? How do a student’s career goals play into the...

Germany strengthens its stance as 4th most popular study destination in the world

Lately it seems that Germany is taking a number of steps to boost its appeal among international students… and it’s working – new figures reveal...

Preferred recruitment strategies of US graduate schools

In March 2012, the US higher education consulting firm Noel-Levitz and The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) conducted an online survey of the...

New report examines demand for H-1B highly skilled worker visas in US metropolitan areas

The H-1B programme allows US employers to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations for a temporary period of time. The Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public...

The link between student pathways and enrolment forecasts in Australia

Recent research on the study paths followed by international students in Australia is helping to provide fresh insights into future enrolment trends for the country’s...

Scholarships and social change in Saudi Arabia

Wearing the black face-covering veil favoured by Saudi women, Maha Mazyad looked through leaflets for prospective jobs with some of the Islamic kingdom’s largest companies...

The development of international strategies in US higher education

The American Council on Education (ACE) recently released a new report – the third in ten years – that assesses the current state of internationalisation...

China and India to produce 40% of global graduates by 2020

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released a new report, which is part of the Education Indicators in Focus series, looking...

New research shows high levels of satisfaction with Australian English language sector

Educational services have grown to become one of Australia’s largest services export industries, generating over AUS$18 billion dollars in export revenue at its peak in...

How to connect with today’s youth: Part 2

Yesterday we released Part 1 of “How to connect with today’s youth” and if you haven’t read it yet, we advise you to do so...

How to connect with today’s youth: Part 1

Those of us who talk to today’s youth on a daily basis probably have a pretty good understanding of their mentality, behaviour, desires and aspirations....

Kids and camps: research continues to make the case for summer learning

For many parents, summer is not a time to think about their children’s schooling: in fact, a 2010 study by the Wallace Foundation, a US-based...

EU surveys: 98% support language learning but skills gaps remain

Almost nine out of ten EU citizens believe that the ability to speak foreign languages is very useful and 98% say that mastering languages will...

What determines growth rates in global higher education enrolments?

A new British Council study, The Shape of Things to Come: Higher education global trends and emerging opportunities to 2020, has recently become available in...

Has the Arab Spring contributed to increased demand for study abroad?

Early World Education Services (WES) data for 2012 suggests that US higher education institutions – and by extension, institutions from other countries favoured by Arab...

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