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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...

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...

Data shows a downward trend in ELT enrolments in 2019

The five major English Language Teaching (ELT) destinations – the United States, the UK, Australia, Canada, and Ireland – have now reported their enrolment data for 2019, and...

Agent and school survey projects recovery trends for language travel through 2021

A new survey commissioned by the Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO) provides a snapshot of industry expectations as to how student mobility for language study may resume...

New Zealand cautions on border reopening, announces industry relief funding

New Zealand Education Minister Chris Hipkins sounded a cautious note during a 27 July media briefing, which focused in part on the introduction of a new recovery strategy...

Survey: EU students much less likely to study in UK without home fee status

In a series of annual announcements throughout the Brexit process, the UK had moved to protect home fee status for EU students – under which EU nationals are eligible...

Early lessons from moving ELT online: start with what makes your school special

In the early months of this year, a growing web of public health measures and international travel restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic caused English language schools to...

Introducing the ICEF Exchange podcast

Our new podcast, ICEF Exchange, launched today and we are very excited to share the first episode with you.  Like ICEF Monitor, ICEF Exchange is focused on sharing ideas, best...

Tracking student intent for study abroad through April

Will international students follow through on their study abroad plans for this year and next? That is the question at the heart of the enrolment modelling efforts currently...

COVID-19: Social media engagement is up and so is interest in learning online

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked businesses and economies all over the world and derailed the study plans of millions of students. But educators, agents, and students alike are...

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...

Survey measures the expected impacts of COVID-19 across education sectors and regions

A broad survey of education executives conducted in March shows that concern is widespread that COVID-19 and its societal and economic effects will be damaging in the short...

Using Google Ads for international recruitment: Measuring results with key indicators

The following guest post is an advance excerpt from the forthcoming book “Successful student recruitment with Google Ads”. The author, Guus Goorts, is a digital marketing specialist based...

Coronavirus update: Economic and mobility impacts will depend on how long the outbreak persists

Despite the efforts of the Chinese government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has now named Covid-19, there has been...

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...

Instagram’s profound effect on travel destination choice

One of the biggest subject niches on Instagram is travel, and new research is showing that travel posts are dramatically affecting...

Slower growth in new MOOC degrees but online learning is alive and well

Roughly 10 million more learners were enrolled in MOOCs in 2019 than in 2018, leading to an estimated global enrolment...

Affordability a top concern for South American and Mexican students

Intead has released a special edition report on emerging markets as part of their research series in collaboration with FPP EDU Media (Know Your Neighborhood, which aims to...

Africa ascending: The demographic juggernaut driving student mobility in the 21st century

The following feature article marks the first instalment of a special series on emerging markets in Africa, and has been adapted for publication here from the 2019 edition...

Closer to home: Intra-regional mobility in Asia

The following feature article is adapted from the 2019 edition of ICEF Insights magazine. The complete issue is available to download now. For the past decade, the outflow...