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 Visa processing delays a hurdle for major study abroad destinations this year

Visa processing delays a hurdle for major study abroad destinations this year

There is a growing disconnect between pent-up demand for study abroad and significant visa processing delays in the countries students want to study in. As a result, agents...

 Mapping labour market skills gaps in leading study destinations

Mapping labour market skills gaps in leading study destinations

Ever more, leading destinations for international students are tying their immigration strategies to skills gaps in their economies, as well as their allowances for students working while studying...

 Are employers recognising alternative credentials in hiring decisions?

Are employers recognising alternative credentials in hiring decisions?

Despite continuing interest in the idea of alternative qualifications such as microcredentials, digital badges, and industry-recognised certificates, the verdict is still out on how much return on investment...

 New research explores student and parent perspectives on study abroad

New research explores student and parent perspectives on study abroad

The pandemic has affected families, and students, in entirely different ways. Some have become financially worse off, while others have become wealthier. Some have become more safety-conscious, and...

 International enrolment recovery underway in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US

International enrolment recovery underway in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US

In the first months of 2022, it is fair to say that educators in the top four English-speaking destinations for international students – the US, the UK, Canada,...

Study shows contrasting higher education enrolment trends across world regions

Broad patterns are observable in the models that project higher education enrolments globally in the decades ahead. These models point to significant growth in overall enrolments, and of...

UN tourism body joins call against blanket travel restrictions

The latest data release from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) finds that global tourism experienced a modest 4% increase in 2021, for a total of 415 million...

A video roundup of this week in international education

Each episode of “This week in international student recruitment” provides highlights of our weekly coverage from ICEF Monitor so that you can get up to date in ten...

Forecast projects major growth in international enrolments through 2030

The global international education industry is poised not only for recovery from pandemic losses, but also for major expansion, according to a new analysis from the market intelligence...

Language travel sector tempers expectations for timing of pandemic recovery

The latest edition of the ALTO Pulse survey measures expectations across the language travel sector as to the extent and timing of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic....

A post-pandemic push to diversify international enrolments

Institutions and schools have given greater attention over the last decade to the need to build diverse international enrolments. Even so, enrolments remain fairly concentrated in many leading...

ICEF Podcast: 2021: A year of resilience and innovation in international education

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss some of the...

Year in review: What we learned in 2021

In a moment where we are all looking forward – to further recovery, border openings, and something “closer to normal” – we are first going to mark the turning...

Global tourism strengthens in 2021 but still far below pre-COVID levels

In the latest release from its World Tourism Barometer, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports that international tourist arrivals increased by 58% for July-September 2021 compared to...

Rapid expansion of English-taught degrees a growing factor in global student markets

A global overview of English-taught programmes produced by the British Council and Studyportals finds that almost one in five English-taught programmes (ETPs) are now offered outside of the...