Market intelligence for international student recruitment from ICEF
11th Mar 2016

Five for Friday

An occasional round-up of some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately.

Extreme study abroad

A fascinating look at students who are turning study abroad into a constant element of their undergraduate experience, moving from country to country and fashioning a degree programme that fits their interests and goals along the way.

A bright spot in UK enrolment

The UK has seen its competitive position weaken over the last few years, largely as a result of more restrictive visa policies for foreign students. But here comes some welcome news to show that British universities have made good strides in improving retention of foreign students.

Four ways of thinking about alumni

Not all alumni are created equal, and this interesting post makes a case for segmenting your alumni network by generational cohort.

Language learning apps edging into mainstream

Specialised apps for language learning are starting to earn a larger audience, including the Duolingo app and its reported user base of 110 million users.

Turkish unis stepping up recruitment in China

Add Turkey to the list of countries aiming to earn a greater share of the massive Chinese market for study abroad. Xinhua reports that Turkish universities are working hard this year to build stronger ties with their Chinese counterparts.

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Australia: Record-high foreign enrolment but tighter immigration settings now taking hold The Australian government has further increased its scrutiny of international student applicants in an effort to ensure incoming...
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Business school survey again signals declining non-EU enrolment in UK The most recent survey from the Chartered Association of Business Schools in the UK reveals that, “International student...
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US study visa refusals reached record levels in 2023 More than a third of prospective international students applying to study in the US last year were turned...
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