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 Language travel sector tempers expectations for timing of pandemic recovery

Language travel sector tempers expectations for timing of pandemic recovery

The latest edition of the ALTO Pulse survey measures expectations across the language travel sector as to the extent and timing of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic....

 A post-pandemic push to diversify international enrolments

A post-pandemic push to diversify international enrolments

Institutions and schools have given greater attention over the last decade to the need to build diverse international enrolments. Even so, enrolments remain fairly concentrated in many leading...

 ICEF Podcast: 2021: A year of resilience and innovation in international education

ICEF Podcast: 2021: A year of resilience and innovation in international education

In this 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 some of the...

 Year in review: What we learned in 2021

Year in review: What we learned in 2021

In a moment where we are all looking forward – to further recovery, border openings, and something “closer to normal” – we are first going to mark the turning...

 Global tourism strengthens in 2021 but still far below pre-COVID levels

Global tourism strengthens in 2021 but still far below pre-COVID levels

In the latest release from its World Tourism Barometer, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports that international tourist arrivals increased by 58% for July-September 2021 compared to...

Rapid expansion of English-taught degrees a growing factor in global student markets

A global overview of English-taught programmes produced by the British Council and Studyportals finds that almost one in five English-taught programmes (ETPs) are now offered outside of the...

Omicron variant already impacting international student mobility

Around the world, government responses to the Omicron variant detected last month have had an immediate impact on student mobility and travel. The variant, which scientists first identified...

Linking labour markets, skills, and study programmes in a disrupted global economy

Career outcomes are without doubt a top priority for the majority of higher education students today, and the perceived return on investment of an overseas programme is central...

Education agents poised to play a greater role in international student recruitment

The following feature is excerpted from the 2021 edition of ICEF Insights magazine and is reprinted here with permission. The entire issue of the magazine is available to...

Global survey highlights increasing importance of student supports during pandemic

New data from the QS International Student Survey (ISS) suggests that universities that are able to reassure prospective students about their major concerns – especially related to finances...

Surveys show that career outcomes outweigh rankings for many prospective international students

A new global study from Educations.com provides a number of striking insights about the changing factors influencing where, and with which institutions, international students choose to study abroad....

Vaccines and border openings beginning to drive some recovery in global tourism

The latest update from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) finds that global tourism is on the rise this year, albeit with travel patterns very mixed from region...

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...

Mapping COVID-19’s impact on global student mobility

A newly published joint paper from the Institute of International Education (IIE) and IC3,“International Student Mobility Flows and COVID-19 Realities,” illustrates the great extent to which international student...

New digital tools aim to smooth travel planning

Student travellers, agents, and educators can now take advantage of a growing range of online resources that are designed to help keep pace with rapidly changing public health...