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 Western Australia introduces new incentive scheme for agents

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?

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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...