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 Foreign enrolments in US secondary schools have declined since 2016

Foreign enrolments in US secondary schools have declined since 2016

A new study produced by the Institute of International Education and the AIFS Foundation describes a downward trend in foreign secondary school enrolments in the US over the...

 Students relying more on education agents for assistance with study abroad decisions

Students relying more on education agents for assistance with study abroad decisions

A new report from QS shows that international students are relying more than ever on agents in their decision-making about study abroad. The report, How to Navigate the...

 International students increasingly willing to switch destinations for in-person learning

International students increasingly willing to switch destinations for in-person learning

As COVID-19 wears on, tens of thousands of international students’ study abroad plans remain on hold, and those who are enrolled are having a very different experience than...

 New research shows that consumers are evaluating brands differently in the pandemic

New research shows that consumers are evaluating brands differently in the pandemic

A new Edelman Trust Barometer report, Brands Amidst Crisis, finds that the pandemic has shifted what consumers value and that this is affecting their response to brands. The...

 Surveys show foreign enrolment declines in the US in 2019/20 and impact of COVID-19

Surveys show foreign enrolment declines in the US in 2019/20 and impact of COVID-19

The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual Open Doors survey, released today, shows that in the academic year 2019/20, total international enrolments in US higher education institutions fell...

Australia announces borders will stay closed as study projects international enrolment could fall by half by mid-2021

Australia’s foreign enrolment is projected to drop to 50% of current numbers in 2021 if borders remain closed to international arrivals, according to a new report from the...

New survey updates ELT industry expectations for pandemic recovery

The Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) has released the results of its Q4 2020 Pulse Survey, which provides new insights on when agents and schools think their...

Updated world travel outlook anticipates recovery will start in 2021

The latest impact figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) show that international tourist arrivals declined 70% in the first eight months of 2020 compared to...

Tracking student intent for study abroad through October

Two recent surveys of prospective students have arrived at very similar observations as to the impact of the pandemic on planning for study abroad. The first comes from...

Student housing demand shifts to private rooms as sector adapts to pandemic

A new analysis from housing marketplace Student.com and sector research specialists BONARD describes 2020 as “a year of change” in terms of how and when international students book...

Could digital nomads be an important growth segment for student travel?

Digital nomads are online workers that are “location independent”. They can, and do, work from anywhere. They lead “asset-light” lives and are invested in experiences rather than things....

Continued growth for international K-12 schools with greater emphasis on mid-market segment

The newly published 2020 Global Opportunities Report from ISC Research highlights a number of important trends in the international K-12 school sector. First, the steady growth observed over...

Measuring COVID-19’s impact on education agents

Recent surveys highlight the extent to which the pandemic has disrupted operations and revenues for education agencies around the world. The decline in business for many agents has...

Employment outlook steady for business master’s graduates into 2021

An annual survey of major employers finds that corporate recruiters retain a high degree of confidence in the abilities of business master’s graduates this year. Most are also...

Survey highlights continuing strong demand among Indian and Nepali students during COVID-19

Indian education-focused think tank IC3 has just released a report summarising the results of a student survey conducted in June and July 2020 that examined the outlook of...