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 British independent K-12 schools expanding overseas campuses  

British independent K-12 schools expanding overseas campuses  

Independent K-12 schools belonging to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) in the UK are hosting more than 54,000 international students this year, and nearly 60,000 more are studying...

 US visa data indicates international enrolments down marginally in 2021

US visa data indicates international enrolments down marginally in 2021

After enduring a nearly 18% drop in foreign enrolments in 2020, US educators – at least in higher education – began to see room for optimism in 2021...

 The growing influence of school groups in the international K-12 sector

The growing influence of school groups in the international K-12 sector

A new analysis from ISC Research points to how the international school market is consolidating around a growing number of influential school groups. ISC defines a school group...

 ICEF Podcast: The unique position of boarding schools in international student recruitment

ICEF Podcast: The unique position of boarding schools in international student recruitment

In this bonus 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 trends and...

 Australia: An overview of international student return plans

Australia: An overview of international student return plans

There has been a flurry of announcements from Australian states and territories in recent weeks. New student return pilots have been approved, and we now see a variety...

Tracking fundamental shifts in the international schools market

According to a new report from ISC Research, the profile and needs of the typical international school student and their family have changed substantially over the past 40...

Edtech giant VIPKid gives up its massive stake in China

VIPKid, an edtech behemoth that was once valued at over US$3 billion, will no longer serve as a platform connecting English-speaking tutors (many of whom are American) and...

Global education outlook anticipates major growth but also downward pressure on post-secondary fees

A recent Global Education Executive Briefing from market intelligence platform HolonIQ forecasts dramatic growth in worldwide demand for education, but with downward pressure on student fees, a greater...

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...

Report sets out recovery framework for New Zealand schools

As in Australia, New Zealand’s schools and universities have seen their ability to recruit international students badly disrupted by continuing COVID-related border restrictions. While no clear timeline has...

Sweeping new rules ban for-profit school tutoring in China

The Chinese government has introduced sweeping regulations intended to curb online and private tutoring operations in the country. The move has rocked the edtech sector in China and...

US boarding schools benefitting from the “bubble effect” for the coming school year

K-12 boarding schools in the US are projecting a relatively stable enrolment outlook for the 2021/22 school year, even as they look ahead to a more diverse foreign...

Why the viral video app TikTok needs to be part of your recruitment strategy this year

Every education marketer knows that you have to be on Instagram to connect with high school and college-aged students. But there’s now another platform to seriously consider as...

British independent K-12 schools report a 7.5% decrease in foreign students for 2020

More than 54,000 international students are attending independent K-12 schools belonging to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) in the UK this year, while another 52,975 are being educated...

New insights on parents’ priorities for international school selection

In December 2020, ISC Research conducted a survey of senior admissions staff in international schools distributed across Europe, the Middle East, East and South East Asia. Those staff...