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 New Zealand puts the emphasis on student experience

New Zealand puts the emphasis on student experience

One year ago, New Zealand Minister of Education Chris Hipkins announced the New Zealand Education Strategy 2018–2030 at the annual NZIEC conference. The 2019 edition of the conference...

 US colleges continue to strengthen links with education agents

US colleges continue to strengthen links with education agents

Partnerships with agents are part of a multifaceted recruitment strategy for many American colleges, and representatives at private high schools in the US report that many of their...

 US immigration reaffirms that I-20s should not be sent to agents

US immigration reaffirms that I-20s should not be sent to agents

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a policy statement on 4 June 2019 to clarify that US institutions may only issue Form I-20s directly to students, or,...

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

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...

 US report puts the price of declining student market share at US$5.5 billion

US report puts the price of declining student market share at US$5.5 billion

“International students create jobs, drive research, enrich our classrooms, strengthen national security, and become America’s greatest foreign policy assets,” opens a newly released report from NAFSA: Association of...

China issues warning to students planning to study in the US

Political and trade tensions between the US and China are deepening, with potential repercussions for Chinese enrolments in American higher education. This week, China’s Ministry of Education warned...

Turkey removes international student quotas and signals recruitment strategy

Turkey announced earlier this month that it would remove nearly all limitations on foreign student enrolment in the country’s universities. Up to this point, international enrolment in Turkish...

Foreign enrolment continues to grow in the Netherlands

The latest data from the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education – Nuffic – highlights a further increase in degree-seeking international students in the Netherlands for 2018/19. Nuffic...

Chinese study destinations and post-study plans changing this year

A new study published earlier this month finds shifting patterns of demand among Chinese students planning to study abroad, both with respect to destination preferences and in the...

Brazil’s outbound numbers surged in 2018

The Brazilian study abroad market showed its strength again in 2018 with a third consecutive year of strong growth. The latest survey data from the Brazilian Educational and...

Further evidence that international students are increasingly prioritising employment outcomes

Post-secondary institutions engaged in recruiting international students should be highlighting the career outcomes...

Non-EU applications to UK universities up this year

The UK application registry UCAS has released new data from its 15 January admissions deadline for the 2019/20 academic year, and so we now have an early view of...

Canada’s foreign student enrolment took another big jump in 2018

The latest student data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) describes another year of very strong growth in Canada’s international student enrolment. The number of foreign students studying...

China issues travel warning for Canada

So much can change in the span of one year. In early 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared it the “year of China–Canada tourism,” part of an...

Recruiting in the Internet age

The Internet has changed everything in terms of international student recruitment. For agents, digital has represented both an opportunity and a threat, as Laurent Pasquet, managing director for...