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 US: Peak bodies call for national international education strategy

US: Peak bodies call for national international education strategy

The American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Institute...

 Canada expands list of approved vaccines

Canada expands list of approved vaccines

The Government of Canada has announced an expansion of its list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive in order to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose...

 US: International enrolments fell sharply in 2020 but are now rebounding

US: International enrolments fell sharply in 2020 but are now rebounding

At a press conference announcing the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Open Doors data for the 2020/21 academic year, IIE and government officials emphasised the Biden administration’s strong...

 US and Australian enrolment trends point to longer-term impacts of pandemic

US and Australian enrolment trends point to longer-term impacts of pandemic

New enrolment data for the US illustrates that different kinds of institution are feeling the impact of the pandemic in unique ways – some institutions are recovering and...

 US legislative amendments aim to clarify use of agents in international student recruitment

US legislative amendments aim to clarify use of agents in international student recruitment

Efforts are underway to have the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amend new legislation passed in June 2021 – the THRIVE Act – whose wording, in one...

Canadian immigration reports surge in study permit applications in 2021

New applications for Canadian study permits fell by nearly half in 2020 – compared to 2019 – as the pandemic took hold. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data indicates...

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?

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

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

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

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...