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 2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions

2016 Agent Barometer survey reveals important shifts in destination appeal and student perceptions

Key findings from the 2016 ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer were released yesterday at the ICEF Berlin Workshop. Now in its tenth year, the Agent Barometer remains the industry’s...

 The growing importance of pathway programmes

The growing importance of pathway programmes

Pathway programmes, also commonly referred to as foundation programmes, are more and more on the radar of international educators in recent years. There is a fair bit of...

 New Zealand launches pilot for five-year pathway visa

New Zealand launches pilot for five-year pathway visa

New Zealand has introduced a new pathway visa that will allow international students to study for three consecutive programmes over a five-year period, and all on a single visa....

 Myanmar opening up to foreign investment and international education

Myanmar opening up to foreign investment and international education

Myanmar held its first free nationwide election in 25 years earlier this month, and the 8 November vote saw opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for...

 2015 Agent Barometer survey yields new insights on student concerns and growing impact of online

2015 Agent Barometer survey yields new insights on student concerns and growing impact of online

Results from the 2015 installment of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer are now in, and this year education agents’ responses are significantly different in some areas than in...

Report: Saudi language study in the US to be capped at six months

Every major English-speaking study destination has a keen interest in international student enrolment in its Intensive English Programmes (IEPs). IEPs are both a significant international education segment in...

Record-high English language enrolment in Australia

Australia’s surging ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) sector saw another strong year of enrolment growth last year, and the latest data suggests the trend is...

UK confirms elimination of work rights for non-EU students in further education

This post was originally published on 13 July 2015, at a point when the government’s new policy was not yet confirmed. It was updated on 14 July 2015...

Iran eases restrictions on international education

In Iran, the election last year of President Hassan Rouhani has led to a relatively more progressive and international academic climate than was the case during the reign...

New Libyan scholarship programme to send 41,000 students abroad

Libya has been ever more on the radar of international educators in recent months. As the country works to rebuild in the wake of its 2011 civil war,...

Where international students will study over the next decade

A recent post in ScienceGuide featured an analysis by Mr Alan Ruby, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (and an expert on the effects of globalisation on...

Top trends in strategy and pricing for educational travel providers

Today’s two-part video interview covers the top trends in strategy and pricing for the educational travel industry. ICEF Monitor sits down with Mr Samuel Vetrak, founder and CEO...

Sub-agent model offers strong benefits for institutions and agents alike

In terms of achieving results with student recruitment agents, as we have often mentioned here on ICEF Monitor, it all comes down to relationships. Naturally, this doesn’t happen...

WES report highlights US capacity to grow undergraduate enrolment

A new report from WES (World Education Services), “International Student Mobility Trends 2013: Towards Responsive Recruitment Strategies” contains valuable information on (a) global international student mobility patterns and...

Targeted student recruitment techniques in Pakistan

Yesterday at the ICEF Dubai Workshop, nearly 400 participants active in student recruitment in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia gathered to network with new and...