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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...

english-instruction-slated-for-franceMore 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-department-of-homeland-security-calls-for-feedbackUS 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...

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...

Japan’s ambitious proposals for higher education and language sectors

Japan’s government is increasingly viewing education as a vehicle to drive economic growth. Its policies highlight internationalisation and higher education reforms, as well as new...

US Department of Homeland Security school outreach programme works to eliminate fraud

The US government continually works to establish and strengthen professional relationships between academic institutions and local Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) offices in order to preserve...

FEDELE’s 2012 Spanish language school survey reveals overall growth

FEDELE (Spanish Federation of Schools of Spanish as a Foreign Language) has released its 2012 Informe Sectorial, or Sector Report, which was built from surveys...

Malaysia pushes forward with ambitious education reforms

The state of Malaysia’s education system is no small issue for those interested in the flows of international students around the world. With estimates that...

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...

Top trends in strategy and pricing for educational travel providers

Today’s two-part video interview covers the top trends in strategy and pricing for the educational travel industry. ICEF Monitor sits down with Mr Samuel Vetrak,...

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...

Market snapshot: Turkey

Turkey is emerging as an increasingly attractive study destination and source of students. Because of its newly invigorated economy, its young population, its strategic geographic...

Malta on the rebound, language student arrivals up 18.2% over last year

The National Statistics Office (NSO) of Malta has announced that the number of international students at English language schools reached 81,911 in 2012, an 18.2%...

Why Vietnam? A market snapshot

If Vietnam has yet to appear on your institution’s international student recruitment radar screen, this article might make you think again. Below you’ll find a...

Demand for Spanish instruction escalating, higher ed still facing challenges

Spain has long been a popular travel and study abroad destination. Of all the participating countries in Europe, Spain receives the largest number of students...

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