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 Recruiting in Colombia

Recruiting in Colombia

Editor’s note: We are updating our video channels and the videos linked below are temporarily unavailable. “Colombian students are starting to travel overseas more and more,” begins Viajes...

 Cuba at the crossroads of greater international engagement

Cuba at the crossroads of greater international engagement

Cuba has reached a pivotal point in its history. Signs of rapprochement with the United States and new economic opportunities have drawn the interest of international investors. Such...

 Agent perspectives on the changing Ukrainian market

Agent perspectives on the changing Ukrainian market

Editor’s note: We are updating our video channels and the videos linked below are temporarily unavailable. Our most recent update on Ukraine focused on an ambitious package of...

 Court ruling places US post-study STEM work rights at risk

Court ruling places US post-study STEM work rights at risk

A US federal court has set aside key post-study work provisions for foreign students in the US. In a 12 August 2015 ruling, Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle invalidated...

 Canada introduces new travel authorisation requirement

Canada introduces new travel authorisation requirement

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is moving to implement a new Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) requirement for foreign visitors this year, including international students. Modelled on similar programmes...

Scottish educators aiming for expanded post-graduation work rights

We all now know that the September 2014 Scottish referendum ended with a majority vote (55.3%) against the proposition that Scotland establish itself as an independent country. Even...

South Africa’s language schools face declining enrolment due to immigration policy

South Africa has emerged as an increasingly popular regional and global destination for students in recent years, due to its appeal as a “stepping stone towards global mobility”...

Recruiting in Thailand

We continue our From the Field series today with a feature video interview with Linly Phunpruch and Keith Hardy, co-directors of the education agency IEO Study Abroad in...

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...

New Zealand’s international enrolment up 13% in 2014; growth continuing this year

New data from Education New Zealand provides the final word on a strong 2014 for the country’s international education sector. International student numbers were up 13% over 2013...

Vietnam’s cash economy and study abroad

We continue our From the Field series today with a feature video interview with Quynh Nhu Vu, the Vice-Director and Co-Founder of the Phuong Anh International Education Consultancy...

Record-high English language enrolment in Australia

Australia’s surging ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) sector saw another strong year of enrolment growth last year, and the latest data suggests the trend is...

UK confirms elimination of work rights for non-EU students in further education

This post was originally published on 13 July 2015, at a point when the government’s new policy was not yet confirmed. It was updated on 14 July 2015...

Ireland introduces reforms to student immigration system

The Irish government has announced plans to proceed this year with major reforms to the country’s student immigration system. As many as ten private colleges closed in Ireland...

Australia moves to streamline student visa system

By the middle of next year, international students applying to study in Australia will encounter a simpler student visa regulatory environment than currently exists in the country, and...