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 Five for Friday

Five for Friday

We are pleased to present the latest instalment in our occasional column “Five for Friday.” The following is a quick hit-list of some of the more eye-catching and...

 Canada releases list of designated institutions for student visas

Canada releases list of designated institutions for student visas

We reported earlier this year on Canada’s revised regulations for its International Student Program (ISP). The new regulations have now come into effect – as of 1 June...

 UK immigration debate continues as new legislation passes into law

UK immigration debate continues as new legislation passes into law

In the wake of the United Kingdom’s new Immigration Act 2014, questions remain about how the new legislation will impact international student enrolment and the experiences of international...

 France liberalises visa regulations: less paperwork, more post-study work options

France liberalises visa regulations: less paperwork, more post-study work options

In pursuit of an ambitious target for boosting international enrolment, the government of President François Hollande has recently taken steps to make France a more attractive destination for...

 Market snapshot: Argentina

Market snapshot: Argentina

As the second largest country in South America, Argentina is both a good source of international students and an attractive study abroad destination. It has a long tradition...

International enrolment down in Malta for 2013 but total student weeks on the rise

English-language course enrolments for Malta have been known to spike up or down in recent years, most recently with an 18% growth in student arrivals in 2012. Taking...

New Zealand rolls out marketing campaign and new visa services

New Zealand is taking its goal to double the value of its international education sector by 2025 (to NZ$5 billion) very seriously. In 2013, the government invested an...

New report provides real-time data on international students in US

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) tracks and monitors the status of international students in the US. It is primarily used by the US Department of...

Beyond forecasting: how to use scenario planning to map the future

The following is a guest post by Woody Wade from Wade & Co, a management consultancy specialising in future scenario planning. More and more, educational institutions, associations, and...

Canada confirms new student visa regulations

Canada has just published revised regulations for its International Student Program (ISP), effectively concluding a process of consultation and regulatory reform that had unfolded over the past year....

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...

A closer look at the international au pair landscape

The international au pair sector offers a rare combination of paid employment, provided lodging, as well as foreign language and cultural immersion. Today, ICEF Monitor examines the current...

UK monitoring agency Ofqual raises concerns about assessment standards

The UK is beginning the year with unwelcome news in the higher education sector. First, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in the UK (Ofqual), has issued...

Canada’s new international education strategy aims for 450,000 students by 2022

The Canadian government unveiled its new International Education Strategy this week and it is ambitious. Canada aims to nearly double the number of international students it attracts with...

Market Snapshot: Cyprus

As the polar vortex rips through North America, we thought to ourselves, “What could be more appropriate than a market report on sunny Cyprus?” And with that, we...