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The United Kingdom has a new International Education Strategy, announced this past weekend by the Department of Education and the Department for International Trade. The strategy, which was created in consultation with stakeholders across the educational spectrum, includes two ambitious targets for 2030, as well as a policy change regarding international students’ ability to workContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 20 Mar 2019
Australia’s brand as a top study abroad destination continues to strengthen – and in a growing number of sending markets. The Australian government has just released data showing that international student numbers grew by 11.4% in 2018, another year of double-digit growth following a 12.6% increase in 2017. There are now 693,750 international students inContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 20 Mar 2019
As the number of international students enrolled in higher education worldwide has skyrocketed in the past two decades, increasing from two million in 1999 to around five million at present, understanding what impacts their experience on campus is key to promoting student wellbeing and attracting international students. Responses to the 2018 International Student Barometer (ISB) survey atContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 19 Mar 2019
One thing we never hear,” a colleague said recently, “is that recruitment is getting easier.” As we have noted previously, growth in outbound student mobility has slowed over the past several years, and this is happening at the same time as many new players – schools and destinations alike – are vying for international students.Continue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 13 Mar 2019
Post-secondary institutions engaged in recruiting international students should be highlighting the career outcomes of graduates in their promotional materials, according to findings from a new research study conducted among more than 10,700 international alumni from eight countries: China, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. The study is entitled International Student Employment OutcomesContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 12 Mar 2019
From 2012 to 2014 – and after years of steady growth – international enrolments in South Korea’s universities declined. This trend began to reverse in 2015, when the universities registered a 7.6% increase in international student numbers, and even more so in 2016, when enrolment growth edged above 14%. In 2018, the country recorded itsContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 11 Mar 2019
A recent statement from the European Commission highlights that the landmark Erasmus+ mobility programme provided for a record-high participation of just under 800,000 people to study, train, or volunteer abroad in 2017. This represents an increase of 10% over 2016, and reinforces the status of the programme as one of the most ambitious and farthest-reachingContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 6 Mar 2019
In 2011, the Swedish government decided to introduce higher education tuition fees for non-European Union/non-European Economic Area students. The number of foreign students in Sweden promptly declined and continued to do so until about 2014, when we first observed a modest recovery. A new report from the Stockholm Academic Forum (STAF) – a peak body madeContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 6 Mar 2019
International students who want to work in Canada following their studies at a Canadian institution will have more time to apply for the country’s popular Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). The PGWP allows international students who have completed a programme of at least eight months’ duration to stay on to work in Canada for up toContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 5 Mar 2019
Mark Thailand down as the latest Asian market to step up its efforts to attract greater numbers of Chinese students. And the underlying reason is a familiar one: total tertiary enrolment in Thailand has flattened and even begun to decline over the last several years. Since 2012, total higher education enrolment in the country hasContinue reading…Originally posted to the ICEF Monitor on 27 Feb 2019
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ICEF presents a fantastic return on investment. With so many people in one place, you have a real opportunity to network.Ross Davidson
It's a relationship that we plan to continue for many years to come.Bonnie McKee
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All of the agents who I met have been so incredible, and I had such a diverse experience.Addy Green
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