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 Country briefing: Canada confirms travel exemption and emergency assistance for eligible international students

Country briefing: Canada confirms travel exemption and emergency assistance for eligible international students

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series of country-specific briefings that we will publish in the coming weeks on major study destinations and sending markets...

 Language training moves online as COVID-19 forces suspension of face-to-face programmes

Language training moves online as COVID-19 forces suspension of face-to-face programmes

Schools across the world’s leading English Language Training (ELT) destinations are suspending in-person classes in the wake of quickly unfolding travel restrictions and government directives designed to stem...

 Survey measures the expected impacts of COVID-19 across education sectors and regions

Survey measures the expected impacts of COVID-19 across education sectors and regions

A broad survey of education executives conducted in March shows that concern is widespread that COVID-19 and its societal and economic effects will be damaging in the short...

 Canada grants travel exemption to international students

Canada grants travel exemption to international students

On 16 March, Canada announced that it was closing its border to all travellers, except for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and, for a brief time, American citizens. On...

 Adjusting to the new normal of international travel

Adjusting to the new normal of international travel

As the global response to the COVID-19 virus continues to mount, the situation with respect to international travel is anything but normal. The landscape is very fluid at...

Immigration and work opportunities key for Mexican students

Mexico is a key Latin American sending market – second only to Brazil in terms of the size of its population and economy – and a growing number of institutions...

US: COVID-19 impacts include campus closures and recruiting challenges

In California, New York, and Washington – the US states where the largest number of COVID-19 cases have been reported – some colleges have closed their campuses and/or...

Canada had another strong year of growth in 2019

New data shows that Canada is now behind only the US and Australia – and essentially vying with the UK for third place – among the world’s top...

Canada: New visa pilot aims to reduce processing time for Nigerian students

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has announced a new pilot project – Nigeria Student Express (NSE) – that is geared at reducing study permit processing times for...

Canada’s K-12 schools prioritise new markets for enrolment growth

The number of international primary and secondary students coming to CAPS-I (Canadian Association of Public Schools – International) member schools to study for four months or longer grew...

US graduate schools report increased International applications and commencements

In fall 2019, American universities saw a year-over-year increase in international graduate applications (up 3%) and first-time enrolments (up 4%). This marks a reversal of a downward trend...

Nigeria included in expanded US immigration ban but students can still obtain visas

The United States has extended the list of countries whose citizens will, with some exceptions, be barred from entering the US on immigrant visas beginning on 22 February...

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 market for US...

Nearly 400,000 US students abroad in 2018

So often we write about the number of international students coming to study in the US, not the least because that number is so massive (1,095,300 last year,...

Affordability a top concern for South American and Mexican students

Intead has released a special edition report on emerging markets as part of their research series in collaboration with FPP EDU Media (Know Your Neighborhood, which aims to...