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Reports of some Iranian students being detained and deported from US airports

Iran sends tens of thousands of students abroad every year – including more than 12,000 to the US, making Iran the second-most important Middle Eastern...

the-new-student-recruitment-landscape-in-saudi-arabia.pngFrom the field: The new student recruitment landscape in Saudi Arabia

In 2015/16, Saudi enrolment in US higher education reached nearly 62,000 students. That was enough to place the Kingdom as the third-largest sending market for...

2019-agent-barometer:-optimism-for-year-ahead-and-insights-on-destination-preferences2019 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...

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...

Diversification and the next five markets

After more than a decade of rapid expansion in international enrolments, the focus in major study destinations – and for many institutions – is turning more and...

How accommodation features and amenities affect student decision making

When students consider where to study, of course they think about quality of education, about post-study employment opportunities, and about making connections for life. But...

New surveys highlight key elements of agent-educator relationships

Findings from two recent survey efforts highlight some key aspects of effective agency-educator relationships. In Agent-University Partnerships: The State of the Field and Commission Structure...

Study projects dramatic growth for global higher education through 2040

A newly updated study maps the continuing growth in global demand for higher education through 2040, and anticipates that by that point there will be...

African student perspectives on study abroad

The 2018 edition of the QS Applicant Survey was released earlier this year, and this month the company has also made available several more specific data...

Study explores adoption of online learning and its relationship to student mobility

“Online learning – the use of the Internet to provide or augment formal education – has grown up. Still viewed as novel or innovative in some...

Annual survey finds continued growth in international schools

The latest edition of an annual global study reveals ongoing growth in the international schools sector, both in terms of the number of schools and...

Global study highlights a jump in online bookings for under-30 travellers

Every five years, the WYSE Travel Confederation puts its New Horizons Survey in the field to monitor key trends in the under-30 travel market. The...

Saudi Arabia orders its scholarship students out of Canada

In a move that will disrupt the study programmes of thousands of students, not to mention the fall semesters at many Canadian institutions and schools,...

Global tourism report highlights key travel trends

International travel is now within reach for an increasing proportion of the world’s population. There were nearly...

Jordan aims to further build its international enrolment

Jordan is emerging as an increasingly important regional study destination in the Middle East. Foreign student numbers...

Checking in on cost of living in global study destinations

As competition for internationally mobile students continues to intensify, greater attention is being given to the relative costs of living across both established and emerging...

Saudi Arabia’s expanding higher education capacity

Following a dip in 2016, Saudi Arabia’s college-aged population has begun to grow again and is forecast to reach a cohort of about four million...

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