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 What makes international students happy? Research shows the answer depends in part on country of origin

What makes international students happy? Research shows the answer depends in part on country of origin

As the number of international students enrolled in higher education worldwide has skyrocketed in the past two decades, increasing from two million in 1999 to around five million at present,...

 24/7 Recruiting: How to use multiple channels to keep your marketing going around the clock

24/7 Recruiting: How to use multiple channels to keep your marketing going around the clock

One thing we never hear,” a colleague said recently, “is that recruitment is getting easier.” As we have noted previously...

 Further evidence that international students are increasingly prioritising employment outcomes

Further evidence that international students are increasingly prioritising employment outcomes

Post-secondary institutions engaged in recruiting international students should be highlighting the career outcomes...

 Canada eases application requirements for post-study work permits

Canada eases application requirements for post-study work permits

International students who want to work in Canada following their studies at a Canadian institution will have more time to apply for the country’s popular Post-Graduation Work Permit...

 Planning for success at student fairs and events

Planning for success at student fairs and events

Why do face-to-face meetings and in-person events remain crucial in today’s hyper-digital marketplace? Aren’t students too immersed in their phones and tablets to look up for a real-life...

Canada’s foreign student enrolment took another big jump in 2018

The latest student data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) describes another year of very strong growth in Canada’s international student enrolment. The number of foreign students studying...

Indonesian outbound continues to grow with emphasis on regional destinations

Consider this handful of economic and demographic indicators for Indonesia and it quickly becomes obvious why competition for the country’s internationally mobile students is heating up. Indonesia is:...

Engaging with international schools as a distinct recruitment channel

International schools offering K-12 English-medium instruction represent an increasingly important source of high-calibre students to universities around the world. Their reputation as a springboard for students into prestigious...

Australia to publish agent performance data this year

Australia is following through on a reporting plan that has been some years in the making. The Australian government will begin...

Consumer trends to watch in 2019

A new global market research report says that consumers aged 50–59 should be central to business strategies given...

Foreign student numbers up modestly for British higher education

With 458,490 international students enrolled in UK universities in 2017/18, the UK’s higher education sector experienced 4% growth over the previous year. Newly released Higher Education Statistics Agency...

The year in MOOCs: Increased revenue and more degrees

The latest annual round-up from Class Central highlights another year of strong growth, but also a sharpening focus among MOOC providers (or “Massive Open Online Courses”) on revenue growth...

British university leaders say a no-deal Brexit “one of the biggest threats” ever

An open letter from five higher education groups in the UK – Universities UK, the Russell Group, Guild HE, Million Plus and University Alliance – says that the prospect of...

China issues travel warning for Canada

So much can change in the span of one year. In early 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared it the “year of China–Canada tourism,” part of an...

Year in review: What we learned in 2018

It has been another exciting and challenging year in international education, and, as always, we thank you for reading along with us. But before we turn the page...