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 Agent survey tracks key factors for study abroad planning in China and South Asia

Agent survey tracks key factors for study abroad planning in China and South Asia

The October 2022 cycle of the Navitas Agent Perception Survey provides some interesting comparisons between student markets in China and South Asia, some of which we see reflected...

 AIRC releases best practices guidance for US institutions

AIRC releases best practices guidance for US institutions

The American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) has issued new guidelines to help colleges and universities to manage their international enrolments: “AIRC International Enrollment Management (IEM) Standards for U.S....

 Brazilian market showing its strength this year

Brazilian market showing its strength this year

Brazil has long been one of the most important student recruitment markets in Latin America. Outbound mobility patterns fluctuate, especially in relation to economic headwinds or shifting currency...

 Building to scale: Are agent aggregators changing the dynamics of international student recruitment?

Building to scale: Are agent aggregators changing the dynamics of international student recruitment?

The following feature is excerpted from the 2022 edition of ICEF Insights magazine and is reprinted here with permission. The entire issue of the magazine is available to...

 Chinese agent survey highlights important trends for student recruitment this year  

Chinese agent survey highlights important trends for student recruitment this year  

Growth in Chinese outbound may be slowing, but China still represents the largest or second largest nationality within the international student populations of Australia, Canada, the UK, and...

Western Australia introduces new incentive scheme for agents

The Western Australian government is pulling out all the stops to boost the flow of international students to the state’s education institutions – and a major component of...

What role can agents play in diversifying foreign enrolment across a wider range of fields of study?

Over the past few years, schools and universities have picked up the pace of their diversification into emerging markets, often to mitigate heavy reliance on two or three...

Canadian immigration officials report surging demand in 2022

Speaking at The CBIE Pan-Canadian Virtual Symposium, an online event organised last month by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Canadian immigration officials reported that foreign enrolment...

Agents indicate significant international student interest in working while studying

At ICEF Monitor, we regularly report on research about agents’ perceptions of demand for study abroad and the factors influencing prospective international students’ choice of destination, institution, and...

Survey shows Australia is “well poised to win back market share” as a top study destination

More than 700 agents surveyed in May 2022 agree that international student interest in studying in Australia has bounced back significantly since the country’s borders re-opened in mid-December...

Agents report interest in study abroad is up significantly this year

Between January and May 2022, the latest cycles of the ICEF Agent Voice survey series collected the impressions of education agents on topics including day-to-day agency operations, recruitment...

ALTO’s best practice guidelines offer educators and agents a framework for effective partnerships

The use of education agents as a major element of schools’ and universities’ international student recruitment has increased over the past decade. Most recently, the key role of...

New research explores student and parent perspectives on study abroad

The pandemic has affected families, and students, in entirely different ways. Some have become financially worse off, while others have become wealthier. Some have become more safety-conscious, and...

New Zealand extends agency status through 2022; new agent applications still on hold

Education New Zealand (ENZ) has announced that agencies that currently have ENZ Recognised Agency status will have that status extended until December 2022. “COVID-19 has continued to impact...

Agent survey highlights important demand factors for study abroad into 2022

Four out of five respondents to a late-2021 survey of education agents believe that the factors influencing student decision making for study abroad have changed because of the...