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 Survey reveals important shifts in student decision making

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

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 F-1 visa class...

 Foreign language enrolment in the US trending downward

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 than English –...

 American graduate schools report decline in international applications and commencements

American graduate schools report decline in international applications and commencements

The latest enrolment and admissions data from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) finds that both international graduate applications and first-time enrolments in US graduate programmes declined between...

 New study forecasts slowing growth in international student mobility

New study forecasts slowing growth in international student mobility

Based on global population and economic forecasts for the next decade, annual growth in outbound student numbers is...

Major MOOC providers shifting focus to fee-paying students

MOOC enrolment reached a new global peak in 2017, with strong growth from 2016. The pace of year-over-year growth...

SEVIS numbers point to declining international enrolment in US higher education in 2017

In a further indication of a flattening enrolment in the US, a new report suggests that both international undergraduate and graduate numbers in US institutions declined between 2016...

Survey: Student recruitment the main driver for institutional web strategy

A survey of nearly 400 higher education marketing professionals provides an interesting window into web...

Year in review: What we learned in 2017

Here comes 2018 around the corner, and many of us have already booked travel, laid plans, and otherwise set the stage for another fast-paced year in international education....

US ELT numbers trending down in 2017

A fall 2017 member survey conducted by English USA reveals that a majority of Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US are reporting continued declines in enrolment this...

How language schools are integrating online with traditional delivery

The age of online learning is well underway. Enrolment in the burgeoning field of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has...

Study finds lots of room to improve in international alumni relations

A majority of US college administrators say that their institutions are not doing enough to connect with international alumni, and nearly two-thirds report having no dedicated staff time...

Five winning ways to reach students

Successful student recruitment campaigns go well beyond listing and promoting a school’s programmes – they inspire...

Canada’s international student enrolment surged in 2016

The number of foreign students in Canada increased by 17.5% in 2016, and student commencements went up by 22%...

Where are Mexican students going now?

Mexico remains one of the largest Latin American markets for education, and is second only to Brazil in terms of the size of its population and economy. Despite...