Youth Trends

student-prospects-view-educator-websites-on-mobile-devices52% of student prospects view educator websites on mobile devices

These days, we can’t seem to stress enough the importance of having a mobile strategy in place for student, prospect, and alumni engagement. The 2012...

eurozone-crisis-boosting-student-mobility-in-the-southEurozone crisis boosting student mobility in the south

As the European Union’s sovereign debt crisis continues to unfold this year, there are increasing signs that economic uncertainty at home is further encouraging students...

college-certificatesThe rising profile of college certificates

A recent study from Georgetown University finds that the certificate is the fastest-growing form of college credential in the US as well as an important...

Australia enters visa talks with Greece as youth travel industry faces crisis

Only a few days ago, ICEF Monitor reported that New Zealand has entered a working holiday scheme with Vietnam. Now it appears Australia is also...

Demand for Portuguese increasing in US

Today we turn to Language Magazine, which has reported that the demand for Portuguese is growing in US universities as language departments are downsized, or...

The rise of the volunteer sector in Asia Pacific

The volunteer sector has seen steady growth since 1990 and accounted for an estimated 1.67 million arrivals in 2010. Roughly 60% of volunteer travel participants...

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....

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...

New 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....

European survey reveals intentions of international students, compares legislation

Yesterday we reported that Germany is easing post-study work and immigration legislation for foreign students in the wake of an interesting report based on a...

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...

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 report reveals international student mobility trends

American universities are set to strengthen their dominance in attracting international students, powered by the continued momentum from China and Saudi Arabia, revival of India,...

Why students use agents and other insights for 2012

ICEF led a presentation at the Languages Canada conference, held recently in Vancouver, providing the audience with an insightful overview of current research and best...

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