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 UK’s English Language Teaching sector worth £1.2 billion

UK’s English Language Teaching sector worth £1.2 billion

A recent study commissioned by peak body English UK puts the value of export revenue from the UK’s English Language Teaching (ELT) sector at £1.2 billion (US$1.74 billion)...

 Australian education exports top AUS$19 billion in 2015

Australian education exports top AUS$19 billion in 2015

There is some final counting to be done but the latest numbers from Australia confirm that 2015 was another strong year of growth for international education exports. The...

 Study abroad exempt from new Brazilian tax on overseas payments

Study abroad exempt from new Brazilian tax on overseas payments

Anyone with an interest in international education or student recruitment in Brazil held their breath earlier this month with the announcement of a new tax on overseas payments,...

 Points of contact: The most influential channels for prospective students

Points of contact: The most influential channels for prospective students

For several years, marketers have paid close attention to the latest thinking on social media: which platforms one had to be present on, and which tactics worked the...

 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....

From the field: Recruiting in Bolivia

Bolivia is a small, land-locked country of about 11 million people in South America. It generally does not enjoy the same prominence in international markets as do some...

The relationship between currency exchange and student mobility

It has been a tumultuous year for the world economy, which in many quarters is still recovering from the deep economic shocks of the 2008 global economic crisis....

Shifting demographics reshaping German demand for language study abroad

A recent survey by the German agency association FDSV (Fachverband Deutscher Sprachreise-Veranstalter) has found that the number of Germans going abroad for language study declined slightly last year...

Survey points to growing role for digital in international recruitment

It won’t come as a surprise that most international educators are giving greater weight to online marketing channels these days. Prospective students are heavy Internet users – and...

Canada books another strong year of international enrolment growth

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) released its annual report on the state of international education in Canada this week. As in previous years, the 2015 edition...

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...

New Zealand showing strong growth in international enrolment again this year

(Editor’s note: Following the original publication of this article, Education New Zealand provided a further data release to confirm that actual international student enrolment – as distinct from...

Online video marketing in 2015: Be everywhere

In marketing circles today, the two words on everyone’s lips are “mobile” and “video.” Both trends are linked to the changing way consumers are accessing and communicating on...

Finding opportunities within crisis in Brazil

Brazil is one of the most important emerging economies in the world, and, by extension, an education market of great importance as well. It is by far the...

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...