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 Market Snapshot: Slovakia

Market Snapshot: Slovakia

With so many recent changes and reforms to Slovakia’s primary, secondary, and tertiary education systems, the government’s demonstrated willingness to learn from other jurisdictions, and a strong and...

 An acquisition story: New capital fuels ESL school expansion

An acquisition story: New capital fuels ESL school expansion

Editor’s note: We are updating our video channels and the videos linked below are temporarily unavailable. Canada is one of the world’s top destinations for English-language study and...

 New report argues that international students in France should pay full fees

New report argues that international students in France should pay full fees

Foreign students enrolled with French higher education institutions currently receive a significant tuition subsidy from the French government. In fact, a recent economic impact study commissioned by Campus...

 Using technology to bring travel experiences to life

Using technology to bring travel experiences to life

Editor’s note: Trends and consumer preferences in international student mobility naturally intermingle with those in the travel sector and so ICEF Monitor maintains a watching brief on important...

 How much personalisation do today’s travel consumers want?

How much personalisation do today’s travel consumers want?

Editor’s note: Trends and consumer preferences in international student mobility naturally intermingle with those in the travel sector and so ICEF Monitor maintains a watching brief on important...

British Home Office announces new language testing arrangements for UK visas

The British Home Office has taken steps to streamline the number of accredited providers for Secure English Language Tests (SELT) for visa purposes, and has also introduced new...

Commoditisation and differentiation in the language travel industry

Jean-Marc Alberola is the president of Bridge, a dynamic US-based provider whose six divisions span a wide range of language, teacher training, pathway, exchange, corporate training, and online...

Australia’s international enrolment recovery is real

Australia reversed a three-year enrolment decline in 2013, registering a modest increase of 2.6% in total international student numbers and a much more noticeable bounce (9.3%) in student...

Industry surveys highlight continued growth in language study travel

As much as the language travel sector is a key segment of the international education industry, little comparative data on the sector’s performance and trends has been available...

New Zealand continues to build on 2013 enrolment growth

After years of flat or declining international enrolment, New Zealand began to turn the corner in 2013. More specifically, after a tough start to the year – which...

Signs of continuing growth in Ecuador

Ecuador is emerging as an increasingly interesting Latin American market for international recruiters and educators. There are at least two reasons why: Ecuador’s real GDP growth in 2014...

Online or offline, the travel sector blurs all the lines

Here at ICEF Monitor, we like to keep an eye on broader travel and migration patterns as both can sometimes be important directional indicators for corresponding student mobility...

Number of outbound German students up sharply in recent years

Recent data from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) points to a significant increase in the number of German students going abroad. The number of German students enrolled...

South Africa’s language schools gaining students but struggling to clarify immigration policy

South Africa’s English language schools have attracted a growing number of international students over the past few years, thanks not only to the quality of courses available but...

Spanish university entrance exam no longer required for foreign students

In a major change to the system of undergraduate admissions for Spanish universities, a royal decree recently removed the Selectividad exam as a mandatory entrance requirement for foreign...