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slower-growth-intense-competition-global-elt-marketSlower growth and more intense competition in global ELT market

Overall volumes of English language training, as measured in student numbers and student weeks, have been essentially flat...

proposed-h1-b-reforms-would-favour-graduates-with-advanced-degreesProposed H1-B reforms would favour graduates with advanced degrees

International students graduating from US colleges with master’s degrees (and other advanced degrees) may soon have a much better chance of receiving a coveted H-1B...

international-student-numbers-reach-new-record-in-the-us-but-commencements-down-again-this-yearInternational student numbers reach new record in the US but commencements down again this year

For the 12th consecutive year, international student numbers...

Where the students are: Mobile, messaging, and apps

Social media use continues to grow, with especially rapid expansion for photo sharing and messaging platforms...

2018 Agent Barometer: Global survey tracks agent perspectives on destinations, online learning, alumni, and student experience

Findings from the 12th annual ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer were released this week at ICEF Berlin. The 2018 survey was administered over August and September this...

Attracting students who stay

A roundup of what seven countries are doing to attract foreign students and to make it easier for them to work after graduating...

US planning to introduce term limits on student visas

In a 17 October update to its published regulatory agenda, the US administration announced a plan to introduce “a maximum period of authorised stay, and...

Canada: student group calls for improved supports for international students

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), a group representing 270,000 post-secondary students, has released a report calling for more support for international students studying...

US admissions directors concerned about international enrolment

An annual survey of senior US college admissions staff finds continuing pressure on both domestic and international enrolments at many institutions. The 2018 Survey of...

How accommodation features and amenities affect student decision making

When students consider where to study, of course they think about quality of education, about post-study employment opportunities, and about making connections for life. But...

New surveys highlight key elements of agent-educator relationships

Findings from two recent survey efforts highlight some key aspects of effective agency-educator relationships. In Agent-University Partnerships: The State of the Field and Commission Structure...

Regional demand variations taking hold in graduate business studies

For the second year in a row, a global survey is highlighting important regional shifts in application volumes for graduate studies in business. The newly...

Study projects dramatic growth for global higher education through 2040

A newly updated study maps the continuing growth in global demand for higher education through 2040, and anticipates that by that point there will be...

Foreign graduate enrolment in the US dips for second year in a row

Foreign students occupy nearly one in five (18.5%) seats in American graduate schools. But their numbers started to decline marginally in 2016 and now the...

From the field: Recruiting for US ELT programmes

Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US have been buffeted by sharp enrolment declines over the last two years. The subset of 400+ language programmes...

Study explores adoption of online learning and its relationship to student mobility

“Online learning – the use of the Internet to provide or augment formal education – has grown up. Still viewed as novel or innovative in some...

Annual survey finds continued growth in international schools

The latest edition of an annual global study reveals ongoing growth in the international schools sector, both in terms of the number of schools and...

Up and down the table: Growth trends across major international study destinations

The past few years have been a period of increasing dynamism in the international education sector, as the following factors have combined to influence both...

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