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 Australia enters visa talks with Greece as youth travel industry faces crisis

Australia enters visa talks with Greece as youth travel industry faces crisis

Only a few days ago, ICEF Monitor reported that New Zealand has entered a working holiday scheme with Vietnam. Now it appears Australia is also enhancing its work...

 New Zealand enhances work abroad initiatives

New Zealand enhances work abroad initiatives

New Zealand has taken new steps to boost the country’s work abroad sector and entice international students to its shores. New work rights for English language students have...

 Canada: Bill C-35 update for offshore agents; greater scrutiny for student visas

Canada: Bill C-35 update for offshore agents; greater scrutiny for student visas

ICEF Monitor turns to Canada today for two important updates: clarification on Bill C-35 for offshore student recruitment agents and upcoming revisions to the country’s student visa system....

 New report examines demand for H-1B highly skilled worker visas in US metropolitan areas

New report examines demand for H-1B highly skilled worker visas in US metropolitan areas

The H-1B programme allows US employers to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations for a temporary period of time. The Brookings Institute, a nonprofit public policy organisation based...

 UK visa policy remains in spotlight: compulsory applicant interviews to begin 30 July

UK visa policy remains in spotlight: compulsory applicant interviews to begin 30 July

Things are anything but dull at the UK Border Agency these days. In the wake of some of the most significant changes in immigration rules in the past...

New research shows high levels of satisfaction with Australian English language sector

Educational services have grown to become one of Australia’s largest services export industries, generating over AUS$18 billion dollars in export revenue at its peak in 2009-10. Export income...

Vive le Québec: A distinct Canadian study destination

Editor’s Note (29 January 2014) CREPUQ’s name has been officially changed to the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI) and it has left its role as the official voice...

Peru investing in STEM, offering 2500 scholarships

Responding to increasing demand from the industry and perpetually low rankings among Latin American countries, Peru is investing more than US$136 million in science and technology (S&T). Prime...

The impact of government policy on British universities

A series of recent stories in The Telegraph underscores that UK educators continue to feel the effects of government policies and other factors affecting the attractiveness of British...

Numerous visa changes from Australia to kick off 1 July 2012

These days, the high Australian dollar has made things that much more difficult for the Australian education and tourism industries. Luckily, the government is doing all it can...

How Canada’s Bill C-35 affects education agents

Update: This post has been updated to reflect additional information provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in August 2012 with respect to the impact of the introduction of...

UK educators alarmed by impact of visa restrictions

For years, the United Kingdom has been a leading study abroad destination worldwide, second only to the United States in many markets. But the British government’s recent decisions...

Canada steps up its marketing effort: new visa regs and new investment

In this exclusive video interview, Languages Canada Executive Director Gonzalo Peralta is optimistic about Canada’s competitive position in international education. In particular, he speaks to the Canadian government’s...

Latest visa news from Australia and the UK

Last Friday saw two important announcements for visa processing in major destination countries, with Australia easing the process for non-universities and the UK initiating mandatory face-to-face interviews in...

Why students use agents and other insights for 2012

ICEF led a presentation at the Languages Canada conference, held recently in Vancouver, providing the audience with an insightful overview of current research and best practices for working...