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 New analysis projects strong growth in global language learning with digital a key driver

New analysis projects strong growth in global language learning with digital a key driver

New analysis from the global market intelligence platform HolonIQ projects a “U-shaped recovery” for offline and blended language learning through 2025. But the forecast also anticipates that direct-to-consumer...

 New study highlights the expanding landscape of microcredentials

New study highlights the expanding landscape of microcredentials

A recent report from Colleges & Institutes Canada (CICan) explores the growing provision of microcredentials, in Canada and elsewhere, and sets the stage for the establishment of a...

 Student accommodation executives expect a strong – if unpredictable – fall 2021

Student accommodation executives expect a strong – if unpredictable – fall 2021

Student housing bookings are up for fall 2021, according to leading purpose-build student accommodation (PBSA) CEOs who participated in last week’s online Real Asset Media’s Student Housing in...

 Test sharing data provides an interesting window into student choice

Test sharing data provides an interesting window into student choice

With normal English proficiency testing cycles badly disrupted during the pandemic, many admissions offices have necessarily become a lot more flexible around English language testing over the past...

 ICEF Exchange podcast: The gradual return to student travel

ICEF Exchange podcast: The gradual return to student travel

Border reopenings, vaccinations, and welcoming government policies are all starting to emerge in recent weeks. In this episode, the first in the second season of the ICEF Exchange...

UNWTO and IATA launch new dashboard for COVID travel updates

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have released a Destination Tracker tool to help guide governments, organisations, and travellers as to...

Survey confirms that vaccination rollouts are influencing student choice

New QS global research indicates that the introduction of COVID vaccines is strengthening prospective international students’ resolve to study abroad, and that many students now want to begin...

China emerging as a major destination for African students

In less than a decade, China has moved from being the least popular study abroad destination for African students to the most popular for a growing number of...

World travel organisation calls for “harmonised travel and health protocols” to spur recovery in 2021

The severe disruption in global travel that we observed throughout much of 2020 is continuing this year. The latest tracking data from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)...

The link between vaccine rollouts and the attractiveness of study destinations

Over the past few years, various study abroad destinations have seen their international student numbers wax or wane in tandem with their governments’ approaches to post-study work rights...

How the pandemic is shaping the expectations and decisions of international students

The pandemic is fundamentally shaping the lives of young people belonging to Gen Z (born between 1995 and 2015). Across the world, these young adults are confronted with...

Year in review: What we learned in 2020

Year in review? Do we have to? We might all feel a certain reluctance to revisit the year just past, what with its turbulent politics, more apparent climate...

New UNTWO data measures pandemic’s toll on global tourism

The latest UNTWO data confirms that 2020 is “the worst year on record in the history of tourism.” The loss of US$935 billion in export revenues between January...

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...

International students increasingly willing to switch destinations for in-person learning

As COVID-19 wears on, tens of thousands of international students’ study abroad plans remain on hold, and those who are enrolled are having a very different experience than...