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 English ELT sector endured another tough year in 2021 but vows “fightback” to recovery

English ELT sector endured another tough year in 2021 but vows “fightback” to recovery

New data shows that Covid-related travel restrictions enforced at various points in 2021 – especially during the Delta wave – meant that recovery for the UK’s English-language school...

 British independent K-12 schools expanding overseas campuses  

British independent K-12 schools expanding overseas campuses  

Independent K-12 schools belonging to the Independent Schools Council (ISC) in the UK are hosting more than 54,000 international students this year, and nearly 60,000 more are studying...

 Language enrolment in Spain dropped by more than 60% during COVID but recovery expected in 2022

Language enrolment in Spain dropped by more than 60% during COVID but recovery expected in 2022

A detailed new report from the national association of language schools in Spain paints a stark picture of the pandemic’s impact on the country’s language training sector, but...

 UK: Stakeholders push for policies to encourage EU student and group travel

UK: Stakeholders push for policies to encourage EU student and group travel

A recent analysis from the UK’s Tourism Alliance – an industry advocacy group that counts English UK among its members – points out the massive impact that Brexit...

 Finland makes it easier for international students to work and stay

Finland makes it easier for international students to work and stay

Finland has expanded work opportunities for international students and made it easier for graduates to stay in the country to pursue careers and immigrate. The government’s new reforms,...

ICEF Podcast: Is studying in English the only viable option?

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss the latest developments...

France updates travel guidance for incoming students

Over February and March, the French government has updated its travel guidance for foreign students entering the country to begin or resume studies. Campus France has prepared a...

Turkish demand for study abroad remains strong despite economic crisis

The Turkish economy was struggling to fight off a recession even before the pandemic began, with the country weighed down by high debt levels, a weakened currency, and...

UK ELT stats reveal pandemic’s impact

The latest full-year data release from English UK provides a high-level picture of how sharply the sector has been affected over the last two years by the COVID-19...

Improving language supports could increase stay rate of international students in Germany

A 2021 Expatrio/DEGIS survey of nearly 2,000 international students who chose to study in Germany during the pandemic found that (1) most were drawn by the country’s no-tuition-fees...

International education’s continuing response to the war in Ukraine

“Currently, the cities that you probably visited during education fairs are being destroyed. People, who you visited during your business trips live in the bomb shelters,” says a...

Ukraine crisis: The struggle to evacuate international students

The war in Ukraine is intensifying, and tens of thousands of international students stranded in the country are, like native Ukrainians, in great danger as a result of...

A special statement about the war in Ukraine

At ICEF Monitor, we – along with our readers around the world – have been watching in horror as Russian President Putin moved from months-long threats of a...

UK: Latest UCAS release shows continued growth from non-EU markets

The latest UK data indicates that the broad patterns for British undergraduate admissions are holding steady into 2022. A 17 February data release from UCAS reports on the...

UK further eases requirements for fully vaccinated travellers

UK educators are welcoming the news that COVID-related travel restrictions will be greatly reduced beginning 11 February 2022, opening the door for international students to come more easily...