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 Japanese agents report that they sent 76% fewer students abroad in 2020

Japanese agents report that they sent 76% fewer students abroad in 2020

Japan, an important source market for many study abroad destinations, sent 76% fewer students to other countries in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decline was reported...

 New survey updates agent outlook into 2022

New survey updates agent outlook into 2022

A new ICEF Agent Voice survey among over 1200 agents from 108 countries finds that international agents are highly active in their roles during the pandemic despite various...

 Australia: Large-scale return of international students not expected until 2022

Australia: Large-scale return of international students not expected until 2022

Editor’s note: Shortly after this item was originally published, the Australian government indicated there could be a further delay for the large-scale return of international students. In its...

 Agents report growing demand for study in the US, Canada, and the UK in 2021

Agents report growing demand for study in the US, Canada, and the UK in 2021

Navitas Insights’ ongoing global research into the perceptions of education agents during COVID shows that the factors influencing agent perceptions and student demand for study abroad in 2021/22...

 International survey of education agents reveals optimism for 2021

International survey of education agents reveals optimism for 2021

A new survey report from international education provider M Square Media (MSM), Online Recruitment: Agent Toolkit, Challenges, and Gaps to Fill, shows that agents are recruiting students online...

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

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

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

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

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 2021: 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...