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 US will allow entry for fully vaccinated travellers beginning in November

US will allow entry for fully vaccinated travellers beginning in November

In early November, fully vaccinated travellers will be able to enter the US, representing an end to a broad travel ban that has been in place for months....

 Report sets out recovery framework for New Zealand schools

Report sets out recovery framework for New Zealand schools

As in Australia, New Zealand’s schools and universities have seen their ability to recruit international students badly disrupted by continuing COVID-related border restrictions. While no clear timeline has...

 What does return to campus look like in the US this fall?

What does return to campus look like in the US this fall?

A feature presentation at ICEF Virtual Higher Education provided some important insights this week into how the new academic year is taking shape in the United States. The...

 Approved ELT providers in Ireland will soon be permitted to resume international recruitment

Approved ELT providers in Ireland will soon be permitted to resume international recruitment

Beginning this month and through October, the Irish government will relax most official COVID-related restrictions and place the onus on citizens and businesses to stay safe. Rules will...

 Measuring the economic impact of foreign students in the UK and the country’s competitive position in international recruitment

Measuring the economic impact of foreign students in the UK and the country’s competitive position in international recruitment

Two new fascinating reports released recently underline the importance of international students to the UK economy and what is at stake in terms of the UK’s ability to...

Chinese border to remain closed until second half of 2022

Reports from Times Higher Education, the Wall Street Journal, and others all indicate that China’s current border restrictions will remain in place until the second half of 2022....

Significant student housing shortages reported in the Netherlands

Many students planning on going to the Netherlands this year for study will face a challenge in securing housing, and this challenge looks like it will intensify in...

Canadian post-secondary institutions announce COVID vaccine requirements for 2021/22

As students begin returning to Canadian university and college campuses this fall, they are checking not only their programme requirements and class schedules but also the COVID vaccine...

Australian border closures cost ELICOS sector AUS$1.2 billion in 2020

A newly released impact study commissioned by English Australia concludes that the continuing closures of Australia’s borders led to a direct loss of AUS$1.2 billion for the ELICOS...

Study measures the wider economic impact of Canada’s language education sector

A new study commissioned by peak body Languages Canada aims to establish the cumulative economic impact associated with language students who go on to post-secondary study. The report,...

ICEF Podcast: The road to pre-COVID enrolment in the world’s top two study destinations

In this episode, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss some of the trends shaping student mobility this...

Chinese universities operating under strict COVID protocols for new academic year

The Chinese government has established a “zero tolerance” policy for COVID outbreaks, and this is already affecting higher education programmes and services for the coming academic year. A...

New Zealand to begin opening to vaccinated travellers in 2022

International students will have to wait until at least 2022 to travel to New Zealand for study, and educators are growing increasingly concerned that the government is cooling...

Australia: Building a roadmap for the return of international students

Australia’s borders have been effectively closed to international students for 18 months now, and the government has signalled that significant travel restrictions will remain in place into mid-2022....

Sweeping new rules ban for-profit school tutoring in China

The Chinese government has introduced sweeping regulations intended to curb online and private tutoring operations in the country. The move has rocked the edtech sector in China and...