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us-supreme-court-upholds-travel-banUS Supreme Court upholds travel ban

On 26 June, the US Supreme Court upheld a September 2017 presidential proclamation that limited travel to the United States by citizens of several, mainly Muslim-majority...

global-survey-compares-student-decision-factors-across-study-destinationsGlobal survey compares student decision factors across study destinations

We are pleased to present the following guest post from Joseph Burrow, i-graduate’s director for client services in...

Canada moves to speed student visa processing for selected Asian markets

Students from China, India, Vietnam, and the Philippines applying for full-time study at Canadian institutions or schools can now access a new, expedited student visa...

Let them talk: The power of student reviews

Prospective students are highly influenced by online peer reviews of schools and destinations. The availability of candid student...

US ELT numbers continue downward trend

Enrolment in Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US continued to decline in 2017, with student numbers down...

Report: US introduces restrictions for some Chinese visas

Amid growing political and trade tensions, the US State Department said this week that the administration will introduce new limits affecting some visa applicants from...

US student visa data the latest indicator of international enrolment trends

The latest SEVIS by the Numbers report provides a snapshot of foreign enrolment in the US as of 5 March 2018. It finds the number of...

Scale of OPT growth revealed as US administration contemplates reforms

The scale and importance of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) programme in the US, both as a lever for international recruitment and as a source...

International student survey reveals new opportunities for competitive differentiation

A new global survey reinforces the importance of career outcomes in the decision making of prospective...

The continuing expansion of online learning in the US

Total enrolment in US distance learning programmes reached 6.36 million as of fall 2016, an increase of nearly 6% over...

Study reveals shifting motivations for language travel and changes in how students book courses

A new study published by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) shows that students are increasingly interested in acquiring a new language to support...

Are you paying enough attention to Instagram?

The photo and video sharing platform is reporting explosive growth over 2016 and 2017, and is now one of the...

Study tracks the increasing popularity of alternate credentials

One in four higher education institutions in North America now offer badges and three in four say that such alternate credentials are “strategically important to...

3 ways to give your recruitment marketing a boost

With so many student recruitment channels in play these days, it can be a challenge to keep up with best practice in all areas...

Canada books 20% growth in 2017

Driven by continuing strong numbers from China and a notable expansion of Indian enrolments, Canada hosted a record...

Survey reveals important shifts in student decision making

A global survey of study abroad applicants finds that the US and UK remain the preferred study destination of a majority...

US F-1 visas down nearly 17% in 2017

New data from the US State Department points to a marked decrease in the number of F-1 visas issued to international students in 2017. The...

Foreign language enrolment in the US trending downward

A preliminary report from the US-based Modern Language Association (MLA) finds that enrolment in foreign language programmes in US institutions – that is, all languages other...

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