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Brazilian-students-study-abroadBrazilian students explore new destinations abroad

BELTA regularly conducts market research on the international education and exchange market in Brazil, and given that BELTA agencies represent approximately 90% of the global...

agency-educator-relationship-managementAgency-Educator relationship management: from on-boarding to sustainable recruitment partnerships

With up to half of all international students using the professional services of an education agent, and private and public-sector use of external recruiters an...

Libya-scholarship-programNew Libyan scholarship programme to send 41,000 students abroad

Libya has been ever more on the radar of international educators in recent months. As the country works to rebuild in the wake of its...

Oh Canada! Job action by Canadian visa officers expands to 15 biggest markets

In 2012, Canada welcomed a record number of new international students, and has since announced significant new funding to improve visa processing times as well...

New Zealand sharpens recruitment focus with regional trade strategies

Like many destination countries for international students, New Zealand relies heavily on major world markets, notably China and India, for its international enrolment base. But...

Student visa interviews: Behind the glass

His palms are sweaty, his heart is racing… No, it’s not a first date. It’s worse: the student visa interview. Even the most confident of...

Part 2: How to involve students’ parents in recruitment for study abroad

At the end of the last post we did on involving the parents of international students in the recruiting process, we wrote: “Parents may be...

Sharing the spirit of your institution with Argentine agencies

A little over 9,300 Argentine students were studying abroad in 2010 in destinations such as Spain, the US, Cuba, France and Brazil. In order to...

Signs that NACAC will repeal ban on commission-based agents for international student recruitment

The National Association for College Admission Counseling’s Commission on International Student Recruitment (NACAC) has issued a pre-release version of its final report in which it...

US calls for feedback on conditional admissions policy by 7 June

Editor’s Note: The deadline has been extended to 14 June 2013. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has opened a call for stakeholder feedback...

Working with commission-based education agents: the real issue

In a departure from our normal editorial coverage, we are pleased to present the following opinion piece from ICEF CEO Markus Badde on a topic...

Australian private-sector providers continue to call for visa reforms

In most destination countries, immigration policy is the area where government policy and process improvements can have the most dramatic impact on international student enrolments....

Canada aims to streamline student visa processing

Canada is accepting more and more international students, and more of those international students are deciding to immigrate – recent data from Citizenship and Immigration...

Strong focus on agent relations key to success in Latin America

Today ICEF Monitor explores the key to success in four Latin American countries, where a strong focus on agent relations proves vital. We sit down...

New five-country visa application centre opens in Singapore

Of all the factors that can influence international student enrolments – from a country’s perceived safety or beauty to an institution’s reputation – visa processing...

International internships are increasingly valued by employers

Internships have long been part of the collegiate landscape, but their relationship to students’ future prospects has never been more direct. ICEF Monitor takes a...

US state consortia offer streamlined approach to student recruitment

In our previous video interview with Mr Greg Thompson, Senior International Trade Specialist and Education Team Leader with the United States Commercial Service, Department of...

UK Border Agency to be abolished

On Monday this week, the British House of Commons Home Affairs Committee published a report that was highly critical of the UK Border Agency’s performance...

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