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kids-and-camps-summer-learningKids and camps: research continues to make the case for summer learning

For many parents, summer is not a time to think about their children’s schooling: in fact, a 2010 study by the Wallace Foundation, a US-based...

online-learning8 countries leading the way in online education

Online education is quickly becoming a major phenomenon around the world, as we highlighted in a recent piece “Free online courses, recruitment and the university...

peru-stem-scholarshipsPeru investing in STEM, offering 2500 scholarships

Responding to increasing demand from the industry and perpetually low rankings among Latin American countries, Peru is investing more than US$136 million in science and...

Trend Alert: Advertising in schools becoming more common

Financially struggling schools across the US are increasing the volume of advertising that children see in the halls, at football games and even on their...

What determines growth rates in global higher education enrolments?

A new British Council study, The Shape of Things to Come: Higher education global trends and emerging opportunities to 2020, has recently become available in...

Free online courses, recruitment, and the university brand

Say you were a young person with an eye on a good career, would you enrol in a free course – with quality content but...

Thinking back on NAFSA: Aligning institutional, industry, and government goals

Nearly 9,000 international education professionals from around the world attended the annual NAFSA conference in Houston, Texas that wrapped up on June 1st. The great...

How Canada’s Bill C-35 affects education agents

Update: This post has been updated to reflect additional information provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in August 2012 with respect to the impact of...

Canada steps up its marketing effort: new visa regs and new investment

In this exclusive video interview, Languages Canada Executive Director Gonzalo Peralta is optimistic about Canada’s competitive position in international education. In particular, he speaks to...

New research on global employment trends for youth paints a severe picture

Youth unemployment has risen by 26.5% between 2008 and 2011, leaving a staggering global population of nearly 75 million people aged 15-24 without a job....

Special accreditation may be required for college language programmes in US

University-run English language programmes fear that the US Department of Homeland Security may require them to apply for separate specialised accreditation or lose their ability...

New rankings of national higher education systems in 48 countries

Most of us are familiar with rankings like those of QS, Times Higher Education and ARWU – but those only look at individual institutions. A...

Arms wide open: US courts international travellers and students

The Obama administration is reaching out to the world – and inviting it in to the US. It just announced a National Tourism and Travel...

New rules set for US Summer Work Travel programme

The five-decade-old US Summer Work Travel programme brings more than 100,000 foreign university students to America each year to work for up to three months...

World tourism revenues pass US$1 trillion in 2011

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is reporting that international tourism revenues surpassed US$1 trillion in 2011. Writing recently in UNWTO World Tourism Barometer,...

Social media as a marketing tool – who does it best?

Changes in UK higher education sector funding means that even the most venerable institutions are having to compete more aggressively for sources of revenue. This...

Changing affordability of markets adds to volatile global education landscape

Across publications reporting on the global higher education marketplace, including ICEF Monitor, one trend continues to arise: the increasingly complex and volatile student recruitment landscape,...

Chinese students account for about half of all international applicants to US graduate programmes

Interest from China is again driving up applications to American graduate programmes, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools. For the...

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