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 Best practices in crisis communications during COVID-19

Best practices in crisis communications during COVID-19

Chances are, if your campus is open now or will open sometime in the next several months, one or more students may test positive with COVID-19 at some...

 ICEF Podcast: How mental health services are adapting to support students during COVID-19

ICEF Podcast: How mental health services are adapting to support students during COVID-19

Our podcast series continues with a featured discussion on mental health services for international students.  As institutions and schools continue to welcome students back to class – whether...

 UK universities charter flights to bring international students back to campus

UK universities charter flights to bring international students back to campus

Dozens of universities in the United Kingdom have begun chartering flights to bring Chinese students safely to their campuses. There is financial risk that attaches to flight charters,...

 Early lessons from the pandemic: New products and the power of partnerships

Early lessons from the pandemic: New products and the power of partnerships

The pandemic may have brought to a screeching halt many things – including the happy sounds of millions of students on school and university campuses – but not...

 The growing importance of fee protection programmes

The growing importance of fee protection programmes

As the global economy, and individual national economies, begin to transition this year from crisis to recovery, international educators are also laying plans for increased supports for incoming...

Testing update for April 2020: TOEFL, GRE, IELTS, Pearson

Update for 15 April: IELTS announces at-home testing service. Please see details below. TOEFL launches at-home testing The Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced last week that it has...

Virtual campus tours take on new importance during travel restrictions

As much as COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on educators’ recruitment efforts, it would be a mistake to think that international students aren’t actively researching countries and institutions right...

Country briefing: Canada confirms travel exemption and emergency assistance for eligible international students

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series of country-specific briefings that we will publish in the coming weeks on major study destinations and sending markets...

Looking ahead: Scenario planning and recovery forecasts for international education

The SARS virus first appeared in early 2003. Over the next several months, it spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and...

Making the link between housing and student wellbeing

According to QS’s 2019 International Student Survey, 60% of prospective international students were influenced by housing choices when deciding where to study abroad. And as QS notes, international...

The peer-to-peer effect in international student recruitment

A new study by Intead and Unibuddy – a platform that more than 200 universities around the world are using to enable peer-to-peer interactions – reveals that prospective...

Strong support services help to drive recommendations from international students

It goes without saying that increasing international students’ satisfaction with their study abroad experience yields significant benefits for both students and their host institutions. When international students are...

Google is building a super app that aims to integrate search and booking

Google Maps is reportedly evolving into a “super app” that will likely affect how students and educators find each other...

How will education agents expand their service offerings this year?

Recent surveys of education agencies clearly point to a growing interest on the part of agents in expanding the range of services that they offer. The survey findings...

Major investments forecast in “blended living” student accommodation

In early November in Berlin, the Class of 2020 – a think tank focused on the future of living, learning, and working in university cities – hosted the world’s...