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 International student survey reveals new opportunities for competitive differentiation

International student survey reveals new opportunities for competitive differentiation

A new global survey reinforces the importance of career outcomes in the decision making of prospective...

 Study reveals shifting motivations for language travel and changes in how students book courses

Study reveals shifting motivations for language travel and changes in how students book courses

A new study published by the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) shows that students are increasingly interested in acquiring a new language to support their academic goals,...

 Are you paying enough attention to Instagram?

Are you paying enough attention to Instagram?

The photo and video sharing platform is reporting explosive growth over 2016 and 2017, and is now one of the...

 Brazil marks a second year of strong growth

Brazil marks a second year of strong growth

There was a 23% increase in Brazilian outbound in 2017, with a record 302,000 students studying abroad that year...

 3 ways to give your recruitment marketing a boost

3 ways to give your recruitment marketing a boost

With so many student recruitment channels in play these days, it can be a challenge to keep up with best practice in all areas...

Malta’s ELT student numbers jump by 14%

After a couple of sluggish years, English language schools in Malta saw substantial growth in 2017 with a 13.6% increase in...

Canada books 20% growth in 2017

Driven by continuing strong numbers from China and a notable expansion of Indian enrolments, Canada hosted a record...

Australia welcomed more than 600,000 foreign students in 2017

International enrolment in Australia reached a new high in 2017, with 13% growth over the year before and a total count of...

South African ELT rebounding this year

In 2015, South Africa’s English Language Teaching (ELT) enrolment went off a cliff. The year before, the South African government had passed new immigration legislation that effectively excluded...

More than 200,000 Japanese students abroad in 2016

The latest data from Japan suggests that the number of outbound students grew by roughly 15% between...

Japan well on its way to 300,000 international students

For the fifth consecutive year, international student numbers have grown in Japan. The latest statistics from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) indicate that as of May 2017,...

Year in review: What we learned in 2017

Here comes 2018 around the corner, and many of us have already booked travel, laid plans, and otherwise set the stage for another fast-paced year in international education....

US ELT numbers trending down in 2017

A fall 2017 member survey conducted by English USA reveals that a majority of Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US are reporting continued declines in enrolment this...

How language schools are integrating online with traditional delivery

The age of online learning is well underway. Enrolment in the burgeoning field of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has...

Canada’s international student enrolment surged in 2016

The number of foreign students in Canada increased by 17.5% in 2016, and student commencements went up by 22%...