Higher Education

us-international-studentsUS a source of international students too

The US is often in the news for its reputation as the leading destination for international students. But American students go overseas, too – as...

international-studentsThe power of connecting with international students

At this time in the year, many education institutions are in transition times: they are preparing for a major admissions cycle in autumn, and/or they...

ireland-coutry-reportIreland eyes STEM as key to its future

Ireland is looking ahead to its future, and it sees a country of skilled graduates in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths). In...

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...

Mystery shopper experiment reveals best practices in communication strategies

We recently sat down for an interview with Mrs Lisa Cynamon Mayers, an academic advisor with Intead (International Education Advantage). Intead is a full-service consulting,...

The link between internationalisation and recruitment

Yesterday’s article covered experts’ predictions that the US would continue to be international students’ first choice over the next decade. But the expert we quoted...

Where international students will study over the next decade

A recent post in ScienceGuide featured an analysis by Mr Alan Ruby, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (and an expert on the effects...

New report raises alarm regarding declining enrolment in UK

Concerns remain high over the British government’s tightened visa rules as they relate to the perception of the UK as a study abroad destination; their...

Enrolling new students is step one, but don’t forget about retention

With all the pressures on recruitment these days, there is naturally a focus on top-line goals. How many students did we get? How does that...

More English instruction slated for France

The renowned French protectiveness of their culture and language has come into conflict with the role of English as the lingua franca of business and...

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...

Pricing and price sensitivity in international education

To what extent does cost, particularly relative cost among comparable institutions or destinations, factor in an international student’s choice of where to study? This is...

Increasing the “stay rate” of international students

International education is increasingly recognised by institutions and governments as an important export sector. In fact, the economic impact of foreign students’ tuition – along...

SAT demand surging abroad as College Board announces redesign

Two unrelated stories about the SAT (formally the SAT Reasoning Test and one of two major standardised exams for US college admissions) have caught our...

Opportunities await foreign educational providers as Thailand prepares for ASEAN Community

Thailand is gearing up for the ASEAN Community which is due to take shape in 2015, and in the process, the Ministry of Education is...

New Zealand aims to double value of international education by 2025

Nearly 100,000 international students chose New Zealand for their studies abroad in 2012, contributing NZ $2 billion (US $1.64 billion) to the economy and supporting...

Hong Kong remains competitive despite tuition hike

Today ICEF Monitor looks at Hong Kong, where the government says inflation and monetary exchange has forced a rise in fees for international students. As...

Europe takes stock of its international student recruitment strategies

As competition for international students intensifies around the world, the European Union is increasingly interested in promoting member countries – and indeed, the entire Eurozone...

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