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The crucial role of parents in international student recruitment and retention

n many countries, parents play a key role in study abroad decisions, and part of the recruitment effort...

Adapting student advising to boost retention and degree completion

A new survey has found that one in four undergraduate students enrolled at US colleges believe that it will be difficult for them to graduate, with anxiety and...

Study calls for better data analytics for recruitment and retention

A recently released study points to the importance of improved data systems in higher education, and their potential to both improve the student experience and help drive universities’...

Retention, recruitment, and the importance of supporting students’ transition to work

International students are in many ways “model immigrants” for their host countries. They are young and educated; they speak the language and have had an extended experience of...

NAFSA conference highlights the interdependency of recruitment and retention practices

This year’s NAFSA Conference drew a record number of attendees, as over 10,000 people convened in San Diego to discuss the most critical issues in international education today....

New studies highlight the importance of leadership and student data in managing student retention

Student retention is a vitally important topic for recruiters and education administrators alike. The business case for improving retention and completion rates is clear (see graphic below). However,...

Student retention begins in, and sometimes before, the first week of class

For many educators, the memory of the last student intake and last orientation is never far away, especially with a new school year recently underway in many parts...

Strategies for improving student selection and retention

How much is the retention of international students tied to a school’s admission process for selecting them in the first place? At the September EAIE (European Association for...

Enrolling new students is step one, but don’t forget about retention

With all the pressures on recruitment these days, there is naturally a focus on top-line goals. How many students did we get? How does that compare to last...

Projecting COVID-19’s impact on US higher education this fall

A newly released survey from the Institute of International Education (IIE) provides some fresh insights on how the pandemic is affecting US universities and colleges, and especially with...

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...

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...

The “60-year curriculum” and the elevation of career services

The past few years have witnessed an exceptionally rapid evolutionary phase in higher education, one driven in large part by the globalised, digitised economy’s incessant hunger for new...

Comparing parent and student perceptions of leading study destinations

International students and their parents collaborate in deciding where and what programmes students will enroll in, with parents...

In the sharing marketplace, video is king

Imagine a group of high school friends who have all decided they want to study abroad, but who are not yet sure which school, or even country they...

How and when international students use school websites and social media in planning for study abroad

More than three-quarters (77%) of international students responding to 2019 QS’s International Student Survey said that the most useful source of information for them when researching an institution...

Promoting mental health on campus

International students go abroad to study, but they also go abroad to immerse themselves in a different culture and make friends...

Survey says that alumni networks have limited impact on job prospects

Survey of US graduates, a large majority of respondents said that the alumni network of their university or college was of little...

Year in review: What we learned in 2018

It has been another exciting and challenging year in international education, and, as always, we thank you for reading along with us. But before we turn the page...

Denmark concerned about the high proportion of foreign students who leave after graduation

Studies reveal that a large percentage of international students leave Denmark within two years of graduation...