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 AIRC releases best practices guidance for US institutions

AIRC releases best practices guidance for US institutions

The American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) has issued new guidelines to help colleges and universities to manage their international enrolments: “AIRC International Enrollment Management (IEM) Standards for U.S....

 Foreign enrolment in US rebounded in 2021/22 and is approaching pre-pandemic levels

Foreign enrolment in US rebounded in 2021/22 and is approaching pre-pandemic levels

International student enrolments in the US grew by 4% in 2021/22 compared with the previous year according to data from the just-released Open Doors® 2022 Report on International...

 Are too few international students aware of the advantages of US community colleges?

Are too few international students aware of the advantages of US community colleges?

The number of international students enrolled at US community colleges fell to 60,170 in the 2020/21 academic year, representing the steepest decline among institutional types in a time...

 Japan and Europe increasingly important sending markets for Canada’s K-12 schools

Japan and Europe increasingly important sending markets for Canada’s K-12 schools

International student numbers in Canadian public schools are recovering from steep enrolment drops in the pandemic, according to new data from CAPS-I. Long-term enrolments (four months or longer)...

 EnglishUSA advances sector-specific recommendations for federal policy makers

EnglishUSA advances sector-specific recommendations for federal policy makers

The EnglishUSA board recently ratified a series of five policy recommendations for US government agencies. The peak body’s recommendations were in turn presented at the EnglishUSA Stakeholders Conference...

US: Indian enrolments surging for fall 2022 as Chinese numbers decline

The latest data release from the US Customs Student and Exchange Visitor Immigration Program (for September 2022) indicates that Indian enrolments are surging in the US. Chinese enrolments,...

Canada removes limit on off-campus work hours for international students

To address acute labour shortages in Canada’s economy, the Canadian government is temporarily lifting the cap on the number of hours per week international students can work off-campus...

Canada moving to boost pathways to permanent residency for international students  

The Canadian government is working on a strategy to increase opportunities for temporary residents – including international students – to transition to permanent residence. Earlier this year, Randeep Sarai,...

New data shows spike in international applications and first-time students for US graduate programmes

International applications to US graduate programmes increased by 12% in fall 2021 according to the International Graduate Applications and Enrollment: Fall 2021 report from the Council of Graduate...

Continuing visa delays putting Canada’s competitiveness at risk

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) processed 360,000 study permit applications between 1 January and 31 July 2022, and projected recently that it would handle another 104,000 applications...

Students grappling with effects of a strong US dollar

All indicators point to surging demand for study abroad among pandemic-weary college students. However, it is increasingly clear that devalued currencies, inflation, and knock-on effects of the Russia/Ukraine...

US visa processing delays worsening at midpoint of 2022

A new analysis from the Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, shows that wait times for US visa processing have now reached their worst point since the...

Canadian language schools weather another decline in 2021 but emerge with “optimism for recovery and growth” in 2022

Languages Canada has released its latest report, 2021 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada, which examines international student enrolment trends in English- and French-language programmes in 2021....

Canadian immigration officials report surging demand in 2022

Speaking at The CBIE Pan-Canadian Virtual Symposium, an online event organised last month by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Canadian immigration officials reported that foreign enrolment...

Canada’s reputation for safety and quality are top draws for students, survey says  

A newly released survey from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) sheds light on the challenges and opportunities faced by international students in Canada “from pre-arrival planning...