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 Latest language travel data points to slowing growth in 2015

Latest language travel data points to slowing growth in 2015

This time last year, the general impression in language travel was that some important market shifts were afoot. The UK was losing market share and seeing some weakening...

 UAE leads the world in English-medium international school enrolments

UAE leads the world in English-medium international school enrolments

New ISC research – reported in the ISC Market Intelligence Report for the UAE – shows that the United Arab Emirates is the leading country in the world...

 The interdisciplinary opportunity

The interdisciplinary opportunity

Countless studies have shown that international students expect study abroad to lead to better employment outcomes and that students’ choice of where and what to study is greatly...

 More countries moving to internationalise higher education

More countries moving to internationalise higher education

A new study aims to provide a detailed snapshot of the countries that are “best engaged” in internationalising higher education, and, by extension, those that are best equipped...

 Stand out from the competition by sharpening your brand identity

Stand out from the competition by sharpening your brand identity

As the international education industry continues to expand and mature worldwide, one of its distinguishing characteristics is increased, even intensified, competition. Competition from a growing field of schools...

2.28 million abroad for language study in 2014

New research indicates that nearly 2.3 million people travelled abroad for a language course in 2014. This is the top-level finding from the IALC Study Travel Research Report...

US English programmes reporting declines in Saudi enrolment this year

International enrolment in US Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) has fallen off noticeably over the past year, due in part to changes in the Saudi scholarship programmes that have...

Table stakes: The link between food culture and student satisfaction

When students decide to study abroad, chief among their considerations are academics and the extent to which a foreign education can pave the way to greater career opportunities....

Survey says employment prospects the key for postgraduate applicants

A 2015 survey of postgraduate applicants around the world finds that prospective master’s or PhD students are giving greater weight to future career prospects when choosing their programme,...

Is online messaging the next big thing for student recruitment?

Have you already mastered Google keywords and hammered out a great social media strategy? If so, fantastic! But, as you would probably guess, there is more to be...

Iran moving quickly to expand higher education links

In the wake of a historic nuclear deal earlier this year, Iranian universities are working to quickly build collaborative links with universities across Europe. On 16 January 2016,...

Reaching millennials: Make it fast but keep it real

The on-demand, highly connected world of millennials opens the door both to new challenges and new opportunities for marketers – but you better be quick and you will...

Cheaper, faster, easier: Building a better system for sending student fees overseas

A growing category of international payment specialists is set on proving that the conventional methods for sending student payments overseas are ripe for change. These companies – including...

US and UK losing market share to regional destinations

A recent British Council study predicts that China will remain the number one sender of international students to other countries in 2025, followed by India. Also at that...

New data reveals most searched-for study destinations

The body of research underlining the importance of online channels to international student recruitment is growing. Among the key findings we have reported in recent months: Digital tools,...