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 Key policy issues afoot for US ESL providers

Key policy issues afoot for US ESL providers

In the US, as in all English-speaking destination countries, Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) are often the first point of entry for international students coming to study. They range...

 A closer look at the international au pair landscape

A closer look at the international au pair landscape

The international au pair sector offers a rare combination of paid employment, provided lodging, as well as foreign language and cultural immersion. Today, ICEF Monitor examines the current...

 How will online school selection services affect education agents?

How will online school selection services affect education agents?

At ICEF Monitor, we have written before about how educators can power their recruitment and programming strategies via the astute collection, management, and analysis of data on the...

 Swedish students seek “life experiences”

Swedish students seek “life experiences”

It’s essential for international education professionals to analyse global mobility trends, looking at how many students worldwide are travelling for an education experience, what they are studying and...

 On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, storm clouds gathering for Russian economy

On the eve of the Sochi Olympics, storm clouds gathering for Russian economy

In just two days, the 2014 Olympic Winter Games will open in Sochi, Russia and the world will once again come together under the Olympic ideal of Citius,...

Nigeria: Rapid growth and a strategic gateway to Africa

The most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria is being touted by some as the next big education market. The combination of a rapidly growing population and burgeoning middle...

UK monitoring agency Ofqual raises concerns about assessment standards

The UK is beginning the year with unwelcome news in the higher education sector. First, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in the UK (Ofqual), has issued...

ASEAN poised to usher in new era of regional student mobility

The rise in intra-region mobility – that is, the increasing incidence of international students leaving their home country to study in a neighbouring country within their home region...

Canada’s new international education strategy aims for 450,000 students by 2022

The Canadian government unveiled its new International Education Strategy this week and it is ambitious. Canada aims to nearly double the number of international students it attracts with...

AIRC conference spurs discussion around best practices in agent-institution relationships

When, in September of 2013, American-based National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) voted to reverse its historic position on international recruitment agents it opened up the door...

Insider tips on student recruitment in Bahrain

Recently, we sat down with Sara Abdulla from Al Mawred Education Services based in Bahrain to pick up a few tips on how to appeal to Bahraini students....

A year of ICEF Monitor in one post: 2013 in review

We covered a wide range of markets, subjects, and issues in international education – and international student recruitment in particular – over the course of 2013. And now,...

Big data, predictive modelling, and international student recruitment

Earlier this year, we began to consider how better management and analysis of large volumes of data could improve student services and recruitment. In the months since, the...

China announces plans to reform national college entrance exam

China’s Ministry of Education released plans this week to reform the gaokao – the national college entrance exam – over the balance of this decade. The gaokao is...

New UK report calls for cohesive government policy to grow international education sector

Currently in the UK, two facts co-exist… uncomfortably. On the one hand is widespread public anxiety about immigration, fuelled in part by past governmental policies that led to...