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 France eases border restrictions with colour-coded system for international arrivals

France eases border restrictions with colour-coded system for international arrivals

The Government of France has announced that border restrictions have been eased as of 9 June under a green-orange-red classification model that spans the globe. A country’s assignment...

 UK: Recent-month study visa grants surpassing pre-pandemic levels

UK: Recent-month study visa grants surpassing pre-pandemic levels

New data released by the British Home Office show that the number of visas issued to foreign students has surged over the past seven months. In fact, the...

 Belgium: Non-EU graduates will soon be able to remain for one year to look for work

Belgium: Non-EU graduates will soon be able to remain for one year to look for work

Belgium is in many ways one of the most international countries in the world. A founding member of EU, NATO, the eurozone, the World Trade Organisation, and the...

 UK ELT reports “devastating” 2020 results but recovery by late-2022 is still the target

UK ELT reports “devastating” 2020 results but recovery by late-2022 is still the target

Student weeks were down by 71% and the number of students plummeted by 84% in English language schools in the UK in 2020, according to the latest data...

 British independent K-12 schools report a 7.5% decrease in foreign students for 2020

British independent K-12 schools report a 7.5% decrease in foreign students for 2020

More than 54,000 international students are attending independent K-12 schools belonging to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) in the UK this year, while another 52,975 are being educated...

UK’s first Green List for summer travel leaves out key student markets

With summer around the corner, governments everywhere are balancing the urgency of reviving their tourism and trade sectors with preventing yet another COVID infection wave. Several countries are...

More European destinations setting out plans for selective border openings

The European Commission (EC) is recommending that EU member states open their borders to allow vaccinated travellers to enter from certain countries based on the “developments in the...

German universities optimistic about internationalisation even during COVID

Germany’s universities are optimistic about the future and pleased to have increased digital initiatives abroad during COVID, according to a new survey of staff at 171 higher education...

Ireland reports a 73% drop in ELT students in 2020

The pandemic has badly disrupted enrolment in Ireland’s English-language schools, just as it has in all major ELT destinations. The number of international students enrolled in Irish English-language...

Malta: An 80% drop in ELT students but strong vaccination rollout could help spur recovery

Pre-COVID, Malta’s tourism industry had grown to compose roughly 27% of the national economy, and the English language teaching industry contributes a significant portion of those revenues. In...

France: Further foreign enrolment growth in 2019/20 before COVID’s impact

The number of new international students in France fell by 25% in 2020 as the pandemic took hold. But before COVID total international student enrolments grew by 3.4%...

Spanish language travel sector calls for government support

A recent statement from the Federation of Associations of Schools of Spanish as a Foreign Language (FEDELE) illustrates the pandemic’s impact on language schools in Spain. FEDELE estimates...

EU fast tracks Digital Green Certificate to promote safe travel this summer

The European Commission (EC) is fast-tracking the approval process for its proposed Digital Green Certificate so that it can be available in June 2021 – in time to...

International students can apply for UK Graduate Route beginning 1 July 2021

The UK government has confirmed that international students will be able to apply for a post-study work visa via the Graduate Route beginning 1 July 2021. This means...

Ireland extends post-study work eligibility for students studying remotely due to COVID

Ireland has temporarily adjusted a key immigration policy affecting international students in light of COVID, in an effort both to protect students’ ability to stay in Ireland after...