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 UK suspends in-person classes and locks down as COVID cases rise

UK suspends in-person classes and locks down as COVID cases rise

The UK entered a strict lockdown this week as part of the government deciding to move the country to a new Level 5 COVID threat level (the highest...

 UK ELT aims to recover to 2019 enrolment levels by end of 2022

UK ELT aims to recover to 2019 enrolment levels by end of 2022

The peak body for the UK’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector has published a recovery plan that aims to restore the enrolment in British language programmes to 2019...

 China an “indispensable recruitment market” for study abroad for which online channels will be key this year

China an “indispensable recruitment market” for study abroad for which online channels will be key this year

China’s demographics are changing, and so too are some of the patterns of outbound Chinese students. They are choosing a wider field of study destinations than in the...

 Vaccine breakthroughs lead to updated forecasts for COVID recovery

Vaccine breakthroughs lead to updated forecasts for COVID recovery

COVID-19 continues to ravage people and economies around the globe, but we now know that (at least) three promising vaccines will be available in 2021 to help prevent...

 Students relying more on education agents for assistance with study abroad decisions

Students relying more on education agents for assistance with study abroad decisions

A new report from QS shows that international students are relying more than ever on agents in their decision-making about study abroad. The report, How to Navigate the...

Australia announces borders will stay closed as study projects international enrolment could fall by half by mid-2021

Australia’s foreign enrolment is projected to drop to 50% of current numbers in 2021 if borders remain closed to international arrivals, according to a new report from the...

ICEF Exchange podcast: The ELT sector in 2030

Our podcast series continues with a special episode on the future of the English Language Teaching sector. November is an important marker for many of us in international...

New survey updates ELT industry expectations for pandemic recovery

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has released the results of its Q4 2020 Pulse Survey, which provides new insights on when agents and schools think their...

Canada shares list of institutions approved to welcome international students

The Government of Canada has published a list of designated learning institutions (DLIs) that have had their COVID-19 readiness plans approved by their respective provincial or territorial government....

UK moving toward shorter quarantine period for travellers

The UK has a new cross-government Global Travel Taskforce headed by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and the Secretary of State for Transport. Its...

South African ELT schools ramping up operations after early border opening

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the first phases of the country’s border closures on 15 March 2020. Travel has been heavily restricted in the months since and...

ICEF Exchange podcast: US international student recruitment in the time of COVID-19

Our podcast series continues with a wide-ranging discussion about the world’s leading study destination, the United States. As readers may be aware, ICEF recently held ICEF Virtual Americas. The...

UK will end ID card entry for EU juniors in 2021

As of 1 October 2021, students will no longer be able to use EU, EEA, or Swiss national ID cards to enter the UK and will require a...

Best practices in crisis communications during COVID-19

Chances are, if your campus is open now or will open sometime in the next several months, one or more students may test positive with COVID-19 at some...

US administration plans fixed-term limits for international student visas

The US administration, through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has released a proposal for a new rule that would fundamentally change the visa regime for international students...