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 US will allow entry for fully vaccinated travellers beginning in November

US will allow entry for fully vaccinated travellers beginning in November

In early November, fully vaccinated travellers will be able to enter the US, representing an end to a broad travel ban that has been in place for months....

 What does return to campus look like in the US this fall?

What does return to campus look like in the US this fall?

A feature presentation at ICEF Virtual Higher Education provided some important insights this week into how the new academic year is taking shape in the United States. The...

 Canadian post-secondary institutions announce COVID vaccine requirements for 2021/22

Canadian post-secondary institutions announce COVID vaccine requirements for 2021/22

As students begin returning to Canadian university and college campuses this fall, they are checking not only their programme requirements and class schedules but also the COVID vaccine...

 Study measures the wider economic impact of Canada’s language education sector

Study measures the wider economic impact of Canada’s language education sector

A new study commissioned by peak body Languages Canada aims to establish the cumulative economic impact associated with language students who go on to post-secondary study. The report,...

 ICEF Podcast: The road to pre-COVID enrolment in the world’s top two study destinations

ICEF Podcast: The road to pre-COVID enrolment in the world’s top two study destinations

In this episode, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss some of the trends shaping student mobility this...

US statement sets stage for coordinated national strategy for international education

“Continuing to nurture a vibrant community of international students is a foreign policy imperative,” said US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who was speaking this week at the...

Canada announces further easing of border restrictions for vaccinated travellers

Earlier this month, the Canadian government began allowing fully vaccinated international students into Canada without requiring them to complete a 14-day quarantine. Now – in a move that...

Canada adds Latin American and Caribbean countries to expedited student visa programme

Canada announced a significant expansion of its Student Direct Stream (SDS) on 9 July 2021, with students from seven new countries throughout the Americas now eligible to participate...

US withdraws proposed rule on fixed-term limits for international student visas

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced earlier this month that it has formally withdrawn a proposed rule change that sought to place term limits on international...

Canada: Fully vaccinated international students eligible for exemption from quarantine

The Canadian government has announced that beginning 5 July at 11:59 pm ET, fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents – as well as international students – will be...

Survey shows US colleges anticipate a strong recovery in international enrolment

US universities and colleges are anticipating that international students will return, in-person, to campuses this fall. Fully 86% of surveyed institutions expect to offer students in-person study, and...

Canada’s language school enrolments down by 56% in 2020; “incremental recovery” anticipated this year

Canada’s language training centres hosted 56% fewer international students in 2020. Total student weeks were down by 49%, but the average length of stay increased by 16% to...

International enrolments in US ELT fell by 50% in 2020

International enrolment in Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US fell by 50% in 2020 compared with 2019, and student weeks by 51%, according to the new data...

US boarding schools benefitting from the “bubble effect” for the coming school year

K-12 boarding schools in the US are projecting a relatively stable enrolment outlook for the 2021/22 school year, even as they look ahead to a more diverse foreign...

US opens travel exemption for students from China, Iran, Brazil, and South Africa; extends earlier guidance for online studies

The US Department of State announced this week that students from China, Iran, Brazil, and South Africa will once again be permitted to enter the United States. They...