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 TOEFL and IELTS tests suspended in many areas but alternate testing options on the way

TOEFL and IELTS tests suspended in many areas but alternate testing options on the way

The COVID-19 coronavirus has significantly disrupted testing schedules for the two of the most prominent standard tests for language proficiency in the world: TOEFL and IELTS. This has...

 US: COVID-19 impacts include campus closures and recruiting challenges

US: COVID-19 impacts include campus closures and recruiting challenges

In California, New York, and Washington – the US states where the largest number of COVID-19 cases have been reported – some colleges have closed their campuses and/or...

 UK introduces new points-based immigration system

UK introduces new points-based immigration system

The UK Home office has announced that EU students will now be treated in much the same way as non-EU students, with some exceptions, under a new immigration...

 COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans

COVID-19 triggers cancellations and delays but most students intend to follow through on study plans

Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, many exchange programmes have been cancelled as have a growing number of industry events, most recently the annual Asia-Pacific...

 Canada: New visa pilot aims to reduce processing time for Nigerian students

Canada: New visa pilot aims to reduce processing time for Nigerian students

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has announced a new pilot project – Nigeria Student Express (NSE) – that is geared at reducing study permit processing times for...

US graduate schools report increased International applications and commencements

In fall 2019, American universities saw a year-over-year increase in international graduate applications (up 3%) and first-time enrolments (up 4%). This marks a reversal of a downward trend...

Coronavirus update: Economic and mobility impacts will depend on how long the outbreak persists

Despite the efforts of the Chinese government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now named Covid-19, there has been...

Coronavirus update: Schools and universities brace for impact amid global response

By the end of last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had categorised the coronavirus as a global health emergency – not yet a pandemic – and with concern...

The peer-to-peer effect in international student recruitment

A new study by Intead and Unibuddy – a platform that more than 200 universities around the world are using to enable peer-to-peer interactions – reveals that prospective...

Coronavirus triggers travel restrictions and other countermeasures

Editor’s note: This is a rapidly evolving story and the information published below is current as of 31 January. International student movement, along with class and exam schedules...

Instagram’s profound effect on travel destination choice

One of the biggest subject niches on Instagram is travel, and new research is showing that travel posts are dramatically affecting...

Strong support services help to drive recommendations from international students

It goes without saying that increasing international students’ satisfaction with their study abroad experience yields significant benefits for both students and their host institutions. When international students are...

Africa ascending: Four growth markets to watch

Growing economies, large and youthful populations, and labour market trends are just some of the factors driving demand...

Africa ascending: The demographic juggernaut driving student mobility in the 21st century

The following feature article marks the first instalment of a special series on emerging markets in Africa, and has been adapted for publication here from the 2019 edition...

Google is building a super app that aims to integrate search and booking

Google Maps is reportedly evolving into a “super app” that will likely affect how students and educators find each other...