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 COVID-19 restrictions “unprecedented” in history of international travel

COVID-19 restrictions “unprecedented” in history of international travel

A new report from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) highlights that 96% of all destinations worldwide have introduced travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 Survey measures the expected impacts of COVID-19 across education sectors and regions

Survey measures the expected impacts of COVID-19 across education sectors and regions

A broad survey of education executives conducted in March shows that concern is widespread that COVID-19 and its societal and economic effects will be damaging in the short...

 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...

 Nigeria included in expanded US immigration ban but students can still obtain visas

Nigeria included in expanded US immigration ban but students can still obtain visas

The United States has extended the list of countries whose citizens will, with some exceptions, be barred from entering the US on immigrant visas beginning on 22 February...

 Africa ascending: Four growth markets to watch

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...

2019 Agent Barometer: Optimism for year ahead and insights on destination preferences

The 2019 survey sampled the largest number of qualified agents ever in a record number of countries...

Morocco prioritises vocational training and strengthens ties with China

Ever more, universities and colleges looking to diversify their student populations are considering countries with populations in which youth make up significant proportions. Morocco certainly fits the bill:...

Moroccan and Senegalese students now eligible for Canada’s expedited visa processing system

Students from Morocco and Senegal can now access Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS), an online system that offers faster visa processing times for students from certain countries. Morocco...

Africa’s pressing need for targeted skills training

Africa’s youth population is currently estimated at 250 million, a staggering figure in terms of the potential for African economies as well as the number of young people...

Growing Egyptian demand for education pressures domestic capacity

Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world. The population more than tripled – from 32 to 98 million – between the mid-1960s and 2017, and...

South Africa: ELT student weeks up again in 2018

Newly released data indicates that South Africa’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector booked a third consecutive year of growth in 2018. Student numbers were down slightly from 2017,...

Slower growth and more intense competition in global ELT market

Overall volumes of English language training, as measured in student numbers and student weeks, have been essentially flat...

Where the students are: Mobile, messaging, and apps

Social media use continues to grow, with especially rapid expansion for photo sharing and messaging platforms...

2018 Agent Barometer: Global survey tracks agent perspectives on destinations, online learning, alumni, and student experience

Findings from the 12th annual ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer were released this week at ICEF Berlin. The 2018 survey was administered over August and September this year, resulting in...