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international-internshipsPart 1: Internships an increasingly popular gateway to career and immigration opportunities

As opportunities to study and work around the world increase, the global education industry has witnessed the development of an opportunity unique to its field:...

international-students-universityInternational students winning more university spaces in leading destination countries

New data from the United Kingdom and the United States shows continuing international enrolment growth as universities in both countries – determined to further internationalise...

online-search-universitiesOnline search and student choice: 80% of search queries do not convert

We’ve just come across “Education Trends Through the Eyes of Your Customer: Tracing the Learner’s Digital Journey,” an essential piece of online marketing research for...

Protection of student interest at the heart of NACAC debate

ICEF Monitor recently sat down with Thomas Hassett, the Director of International Admissions at Pennsylvania’s Gannon University and a member of the NACAC Commission on International...

Canadian policy makes it easier for international students to immigrate

This month, Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that 20,000 foreigners have attained permanent Canadian resident status under an ambitious national programme launched four years...

The power of virtual tours in student recruitment

While a virtual tour can’t replace a real tour, it can be a powerful tool to entice prospective students to come to a campus in...

Tracking the increasing use of mobile apps in education and recruitment

If I’m a student considering studying abroad, there are a few things that I’m likely thinking about and a lot of this thinking is happening...

New national statistics compare education and student mobility in over 40 countries

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released the 2012 edition of Education at a Glance, which enables countries to see themselves in...

Engaging your alumni in international student recruitment

“Most businesses find that their best customers come from other customers’ referrals or “word of mouth” advertising.  Why would it be any different with international...

Multi-year trends from the Agent Barometer global agent survey

The ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer is a unique annual survey of education agents around the world, and a joint venture of ICEF and i-graduate, a...

52% of student prospects view educator websites on mobile devices

These days, we can’t seem to stress enough the importance of having a mobile strategy in place for student, prospect, and alumni engagement. The 2012...

New 2035 enrolment forecasts place East Asia and the Pacific in the lead

University World News is reporting that growth predicted from 2000-30 is likely to be higher than that experienced between 1970 and 2000. The number of...

The rising profile of college certificates

A recent study from Georgetown University finds that the certificate is the fastest-growing form of college credential in the US as well as an important...

Thailand strengthens ties with top five study abroad destinations

The Thai International Education Consultants’ Association (TIECA) has signed an agreement with education promotion agencies from five native English-speaking countries to strengthen their collaborations in...

Increasing private-sector investment shaping student recruitment landscape

The extent and scope of private-sector participation in higher education is highly variable from country to country. But there are increasing signs that private capital...

Inspiring educator website case studies

A few weeks ago, in our article “New strategies emerging for educator websites” we introduced several important strategies – liberalised page scrolling and responsive design,...

Research shows that studying abroad boosts creativity

Newly published research provides the best evidence yet that studying overseas boosts one’s creativity. The study titled “On the Cognitive Benefits of Cultural Experience: Exploring...

Latest ALTO report highlights struggles in global language travel industry

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has released its latest report from Q2 2012, which includes feedback from 229 language schools and 399 educational...

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