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 Fastest growth in 35 years for international enrolment in US

Fastest growth in 35 years for international enrolment in US

The number of international students enrolled in US higher education grew by 10% in 2014/15 – marking the ninth consecutive year of enrolment growth for the US and...

 Checking in on US policy for intensive English programmes

Checking in on US policy for intensive English programmes

In a recent article, we discussed the impact of foreign government policies and programmes on Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US. Not all issues affecting IEPs originate...

 Research paints a clearer picture of international secondary students in the US

Research paints a clearer picture of international secondary students in the US

A July 2014 report commissioned by the Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact at the Institute for International Education (IIE) finds that the number of inbound international...

 New survey illustrates drive to internationalise among universities in the Commonwealth of Independent States

New survey illustrates drive to internationalise among universities in the Commonwealth of Independent States

When the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) broke apart in 1991, a new loose association among some of the former Soviet republics, the Commonwealth of Independent States...

 Key policy issues afoot for US ESL providers

Key policy issues afoot for US ESL providers

In the US, as in all English-speaking destination countries, Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) are often the first point of entry for international students coming to study. They range...

US calls for feedback on conditional admissions policy by 7 June

Editor’s Note: The deadline has been extended to 14 June 2013. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has opened a call for stakeholder feedback on its draft...

US Department of Homeland Security school outreach programme works to eliminate fraud

The US government continually works to establish and strengthen professional relationships between academic institutions and local Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) offices in order to preserve the integrity of...

Why Vietnam? A market snapshot

If Vietnam has yet to appear on your institution’s international student recruitment radar screen, this article might make you think again. Below you’ll find a compelling overview of...

An uncertain future for new STEM legislation in the US

Editor’s Note: For an update on more recent STEM legislation in the US, please see our related article “US one step closer towards passing STEM legislation, increasing H-1B...

Proposed changes to conditional admissions in the US causing concern

Recently, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced their intentions to require US institutions to issue separate I-20 forms to degree-seeking international students who need to improve...

Part 2: Internships an increasingly popular gateway to career and immigration opportunities

In the first of this two-part series, we considered the types of students that might benefit most from an internship abroad. In this second ICEF Monitor article, we...

US passes bill requiring accreditation of colleges with foreign students

Acting to close a major loophole in the student-visa system, The Chronicle of Higher Education has reported that the US House of Representatives has approved legislation requiring US...

Special accreditation may be required for college language programmes in US

University-run English language programmes fear that the US Department of Homeland Security may require them to apply for separate specialised accreditation or lose their ability to enrol students...