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 China an “indispensable recruitment market” for study abroad for which online channels will be key this year

China an “indispensable recruitment market” for study abroad for which online channels will be key this year

China’s demographics are changing, and so too are some of the patterns of outbound Chinese students. They are choosing a wider field of study destinations than in the...

 ICEF Exchange podcast: How agents are supporting students and parents during online studies

ICEF Exchange podcast: How agents are supporting students and parents during online studies

Our podcast series continues with a special episode on the role of agents in supporting online studies. The pandemic brought student migration to a standstill and shifted study...

 Indian outbound student market poised to bounce back in 2021

Indian outbound student market poised to bounce back in 2021

In many respects, India has been one of the big stories in international student mobility over the past decade. Second only to China in terms of total outbound...

 Agent perceptions of study abroad destinations changing as the pandemic continues

Agent perceptions of study abroad destinations changing as the pandemic continues

Navitas has conducted two studies in 2020 – one in May and one in September – gauging the degree to which the attractiveness of a study abroad destination is...

 Students relying more on education agents for assistance with study abroad decisions

Students relying more on education agents for assistance with study abroad decisions

A new report from QS shows that international students are relying more than ever on agents in their decision-making about study abroad. The report, How to Navigate the...

New survey updates ELT industry expectations for pandemic recovery

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has released the results of its Q4 2020 Pulse Survey, which provides new insights on when agents and schools think their...

Best practices in crisis communications during COVID-19

Chances are, if your campus is open now or will open sometime in the next several months, one or more students may test positive with COVID-19 at some...

Measuring COVID-19’s impact on education agents

Recent surveys highlight the extent to which the pandemic has disrupted operations and revenues for education agencies around the world. The decline in business for many agents has...

Recruitment reset for 2020/21: Focus on content and agents

Some things are becoming more clear as we continue to adjust to the rapidly changing landscape for international student mobility this year. First, it will take some time...

Early lessons from the pandemic: New products and the power of partnerships

The pandemic may have brought to a screeching halt many things – including the happy sounds of millions of students on school and university campuses – but not...

Agent and school survey projects recovery trends for language travel through 2021

A new survey commissioned by the Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) provides a snapshot of industry expectations as to how student mobility for language study may resume...

ICEF Exchange podcast: How are educators and agents preparing for the next student intake?

“Major challenges my students will be facing include economic uncertainty. Also, not knowing what to do and how to plan for the next semester, and uncertainty about how...

New ICEF Exchange episode: How can schools engage with agents now?

Our new podcast series continues today with a special episode on how educators are engaging with agents during the pandemic. Our co-hosts for the episode are Ian Cann,...

Introducing the ICEF Exchange podcast

Our new podcast, ICEF Exchange, launched today and we are very excited to share the first episode with you.  Like ICEF Monitor, ICEF Exchange is focused on sharing ideas, best...

Immigration and work opportunities key for Mexican students

Mexico is a key Latin American sending market – second only to Brazil in terms of the size of its population and economy – and a growing number of institutions...