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 ICEF Podcast: Live from Berlin: The student recruitment industry reunited

ICEF Podcast: Live from Berlin: The student recruitment industry reunited

We don’t usually highlight ICEF Events in our coverage on ICEF Monitor but, as you may be aware, ICEF Berlin returned earlier this month. It was an important...

 Education agents poised to play a greater role in international student recruitment

Education agents poised to play a greater role in international student recruitment

The following feature is excerpted from the 2021 edition of ICEF Insights magazine and is reprinted here with permission. The entire issue of the magazine is available to...

 The student recruitment landscape in Russia for 2021 and 2022

The student recruitment landscape in Russia for 2021 and 2022

At ICEF Berlin this week, a featured panel of education agents shared some important insights as to how student recruitment is taking shape in Russia this year. Agent...

 ICEF Podcast: Exploring roles and responsibilities in the educator–agency relationship

ICEF Podcast: Exploring roles and responsibilities in the educator–agency relationship

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss some of the...

 US legislative amendments aim to clarify use of agents in international student recruitment

US legislative amendments aim to clarify use of agents in international student recruitment

Efforts are underway to have the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amend new legislation passed in June 2021 – the THRIVE Act – whose wording, in one...

Brazilian outbound recovery projected for 2022

Brazil is the largest student market in Latin America and has been an important growth driver of student mobility over the past decade. The most popular destinations for...

ICEF Podcast: Why agents will play a key role in rebuilding international enrolments post-pandemic

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss some of the...

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

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

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

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

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 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...