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April 26, 2021
Nearly 200 colleges have openings for fall, but more are likely: NACAC

Nearly 200 colleges have openings for fall, but more are likely: NACAC

Dive Brief: Almost 200 colleges, including several outside the U.S., have so far told the National Association for College Admission Counseling that they have open slots […]
April 26, 2021
From admissions to teaching to grading, AI is infiltrating higher education

From admissions to teaching to grading, AI is infiltrating higher education

Students newly accepted by colleges and universities this spring are being deluged by emails and texts in the hope that they will put down their deposits […]
April 25, 2021
UK higher ed responds to India red list and student exemption

UK higher ed responds to India red list and student exemption

Stakeholders have weighed in on India being added the UK’s red list for travel, and are cautiously hopeful that the quarantine requirements and restrictions will not take too […]
April 23, 2021
Chinese students head to Singapore in search of US visas

Chinese students head to Singapore in search of US visas

Chinese students planning study in the US are facing extreme difficulty in obtaining visa appointments at US embassies in the country, which is leading some to […]
April 22, 2021
Concerns rise on US visa processing with many consulates in hiatus

Concerns rise on US visa processing with many consulates in hiatus

Large numbers of US consulates around the world are not processing visas, leading to serious concerns from stakeholders that international students won’t be able to reach […]
April 9, 2021
Tech targets international school engagement as counsellor role evolves

Tech targets international school engagement as counsellor role evolves

Higher education providers looking to enrol students from international schools must recognise a change in demand as the counsellor landscape further professionalises, delegates heard at the […]
April 1, 2021
UKCISA and BUILA launch sector-wide agent quality framework

UKCISA and BUILA launch sector-wide agent quality framework

A new report has proposed the creation of a UK-wide quality framework that will ensure the higher education sector can strengthen its relationship with education agents and position […]
March 31, 2021
Oregon bill would allow 2- and 4-year public college mergers

Oregon bill would allow 2- and 4-year public college mergers

Dive Brief: Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow the state’s community colleges to merge with its four-year public higher education institutions. A community college and […]
March 26, 2021
Prestigious US institutions see more int’l applications in 2020/21 – report

Prestigious US institutions see more int’l applications in 2020/21 – report

US institutions with “pre-existing global brand recognition” may have seen an uptick in applications in the 2020/21 cycle, but lesser-known US institutions need to prepare for a more […]
March 23, 2021
Student-Visa Records Show Enrollments by Foreign Students Tumbled 18% In 2020

Student-Visa Records Show Enrollments by Foreign Students Tumbled 18% In 2020

The pandemic and a flurry of immigration-related directives from the Trump administration devastated international-student enrollments at U.S. schools in 2020, and the full extent of their […]
March 20, 2021
Why we believe in a 40% increase in revenue and undergraduate students coming to USA

Why we believe in a 40% increase in revenue and undergraduate students coming to USA

Despite dramatic decreases in both revenue and numbers of undergraduate students in US colleges and universities over the past few years, we believe the numbers will return to previous years’ records, plus a […]
March 18, 2021
US: visa processing backlog for Chinese students

US: visa processing backlog for Chinese students

Thousands of Chinese students may not be able to travel to the US this fall because of visa processing issues, according to members of a NAFSA Member […]
March 8, 2021
Pivoting to podcasts: An ad agency builds scalable success producing local newspaper podcasts

Pivoting to podcasts: An ad agency builds scalable success producing local newspaper podcasts

Nine months ago the BG Ad Group in Marietta, Georgia approached a metro Atlanta newspaper with an idea to increase non-traditional revenue, digital downloads, and hyperlocal […]
February 14, 2021

World’s Best Study Destinations for International Students in 2021, Ranked by CEOWORLD

The United States has ranked as the best study destination globally for international students, according to a survey assembled by the CEOWORLD magazine, which is the […]
February 10, 2021
N.J. makes ‘free’ community college program permanent as Murphy signs law

N.J. makes ‘free’ community college program permanent as Murphy signs law

A program that offers thousands of low- and moderate-income students in New Jersey the opportunity to get a tuition-free education at the state’s community colleges is now permanent […]
February 10, 2021
Spain: int’l students generate €3.8bn annually

Spain: int’l students generate €3.8bn annually

The enrolment of international students in Spain generates €3.8 billion annually, and for every euro students spend on academic programs, they spend an additional €1.27 on […]
February 10, 2021
St. Joe’s and University of the Sciences have proposed a merger

St. Joe’s and University of the Sciences have proposed a merger

St. Joseph’s University and the University of the Sciences announced Wednesday they are considering a merger to help both institutions grow and thrive in an increasingly […]
February 10, 2021
“Build back better”: New UK international education strategy

“Build back better”: New UK international education strategy

An updated International Education Strategy launched by the UK government promises to “boost” the country’s education exports, as it restates a commitment to the target of hosting 600,000 international […]
January 29, 2021
Dubai to attract int’l students with new visa options, int’l campuses

Dubai to attract int’l students with new visa options, int’l campuses

Stakeholders are hopeful that the United Arab Emirates extended eligibility for its 10-year golden visas will further encourage international students to study in the country. The […]
January 29, 2021
Survey respondents optimistic about international student recruitment in 2021

Survey respondents optimistic about international student recruitment in 2021

The latest in a QS survey series begun in 2020 finds that there is a sense of cautious optimism regarding student recruitment prospects in 2021. The […]
January 21, 2021
US: New ICE unit will ensure Optional Practical Training compliance

US: New ICE unit will ensure Optional Practical Training compliance

The US Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will develop a new unit to oversee employment compliance in Optional Practical Training programs.  An extension of an international student’s […]
January 19, 2021
College Board Eliminates SAT Subject Tests

College Board Eliminates SAT Subject Tests

The College Board is eliminating SAT subject tests, as the pandemic accelerates a push for changes in college admissions. The 20 subject tests have been offered […]
January 18, 2021
Private College Worries

Private College Worries

Private colleges and universities are dismayed that President-elect Joe Biden might be leaving most of them out of getting additional help in the coronavirus relief package […]
January 17, 2021
CDC: Big in-person universities fueled county COVID spikes last fall

CDC: Big in-person universities fueled county COVID spikes last fall

In a new study, the Centers for Disease Control notes higher incidences of the virus in counties during fall 2020 reopening than at those that remained […]
January 15, 2021
Top Russell Group universities grow numbers to stop students missing out as A-level exams ditched again

Top Russell Group universities grow numbers to stop students missing out as A-level exams ditched again

Top UK universities have said they stand ready to expand their numbers again this year to make sure applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds do not miss out after exams were cancelled […]
January 15, 2021
Revealed: Williamson sets out his plan for replacing exams this year

Revealed: Williamson sets out his plan for replacing exams this year

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has this morning outlined his expectation for how exams will be replaced this year. In a letter to exams regulator Ofqual, he […]
January 12, 2021
SLU Ranks as a Top School for Undergraduate Business Students

SLU Ranks as a Top School for Undergraduate Business Students

Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business has been recognized by Poets&Quants for Undergrads on its 2021 list of the top 100 programs for undergraduate business schools. […]
December 15, 2020
‘The Amateur Hour’ Review: Hire Teachers for Higher Education

‘The Amateur Hour’ Review: Hire Teachers for Higher Education

As the pandemic has forced most colleges and universities to adopt remote instruction, it’s worth remembering that more than 50 years ago some schools voluntarily experimented […]
December 10, 2020
Jesuit College Workers Unite

Jesuit College Workers Unite

An alliance of faculty, staff and graduate student unions; American Association of University Professor chapters; and student organizations has come together to support a new petition opposing “the […]
November 28, 2020
Two SLU Faculty Receive Emerson’s Excellence in Teaching Award

Two SLU Faculty Receive Emerson’s Excellence in Teaching Award

Two Saint Louis University faculty members and alumni received Emerson’s 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award. The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards Program recognizes educators in the […]
November 23, 2020
US: “frustration” as travel bans and visa issues halt student plans

US: “frustration” as travel bans and visa issues halt student plans

US-bound international students are reporting problems arising from the lack of visa appointments at embassies in certain regions, despite the US saying it would prioritise student and […]
November 20, 2020
New research shows that consumers are evaluating brands differently in the pandemic

New research shows that consumers are evaluating brands differently in the pandemic

A new Edelman Trust Barometer report, Brands Amidst Crisis, finds that the pandemic has shifted what consumers value and that this is affecting their response to brands. […]
November 20, 2020
New research shows that consumers are evaluating brands differently in the pandemic

New research shows that consumers are evaluating brands differently in the pandemic

A new Edelman Trust Barometer report, Brands Amidst Crisis, finds that the pandemic has shifted what consumers value and that this is affecting their response to brands. […]
November 18, 2020
Drew Improves Lofty International Enrollment Ranking

Drew Improves Lofty International Enrollment Ranking

November 2020 – Drew University continued its steady climb in its international enrollment efforts, ranking 6th in the nation in the Institute of International Education’s 2020 […]
November 17, 2020
8 Texas CCs Get Funding to Broaden Pathways Programs

8 Texas CCs Get Funding to Broaden Pathways Programs

Eight community colleges in east Texas are receiving funding to scale their pathways programs. The recognition came from the Texas Success Center, which operates out of the Texas […]
November 17, 2020

8 Texas CCs Get Funding to Broaden Pathways Programs

Eight community colleges in east Texas are receiving funding to scale their pathways programs. The recognition came from the Texas Success Center, which operates out of the Texas […]
November 12, 2020
The Biden Presidency and International Education

The Biden Presidency and International Education

For Joanne Liu, a Dartmouth College student from Hong Kong, the election of Joe Biden means she and her fellow international students can feel safer. “I’m […]
November 9, 2020
Foreign Students Look Forward to Visa Stability

Foreign Students Look Forward to Visa Stability

International students in the U.S. whose studies and immigration status have undergone changes during President Donald Trump’s administration say they hope their stays will stabilize with […]
November 5, 2020
US: education organisations back legal challenge to H-1B ban

US: education organisations back legal challenge to H-1B ban

Educators and student recruitment specialists have warned that a rule limiting the use of H-1B visas in the US proposed by the Trump administration would drive prospective […]
November 4, 2020
Discharges, Demographics and Discipline

Discharges, Demographics and Discipline

Brooke McArdle, a senior at Marquette University, is facing a disciplinary hearing Thursday. Two weeks ago, McArdle helped lead a sit-in where dozens of students protested the […]
November 2, 2020
UK 600k int’l student target by 2030 “achievable”

UK 600k int’l student target by 2030 “achievable”

Despite the impact of Covid-19 on study abroad numbers, the UK government target of attracting 600,000 international students by 2030 is still “completely achievable”, according to the Home […]
October 29, 2020
Fewer flights could halt students’ return

Fewer flights could halt students’ return

Students looking to return to study destinations in time for the spring semester may struggle to find flights as capacity remains low due to social distancing […]
October 24, 2020
Where do Africans study abroad?

Where do Africans study abroad?

The majority of African students studying abroad are choosing China as their destination.  This information is in a report by Development Reimagined, an international consultancy based in China. […]
October 21, 2020
DHS Arrests International Students, Threatens College Staff for ‘Willful Ignorance’ of Student-Visa Program

DHS Arrests International Students, Threatens College Staff for ‘Willful Ignorance’ of Student-Visa Program

President Trump signs an executive order, in 2017, tightening rules on technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the U.S. The U.S. Department […]
October 20, 2020
Where Are Most International Students? Stranded Here, Needing Colleges’ Help

Where Are Most International Students? Stranded Here, Needing Colleges’ Help

Mindy Trieu sometimes feels the loneliness most acutely when she talks with her family back in Vietnam. Everyone is together, while she is “stuck in the […]
October 16, 2020
How 2- and 4-year colleges can boost spring enrollment

How 2- and 4-year colleges can boost spring enrollment

Dive Brief:  Two- and four-year colleges can use several tactics to help grow their spring enrollment, higher education experts say.  Community colleges should increase marketing and […]
October 16, 2020

New Students at U.S. Colleges Drop, Worsening Campus Crisis

U.S. colleges are seeing sharp declines in enrollment of new students this semester in another sign of the economic toll that Covid-19 is having on higher […]
October 16, 2020
Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

Four weeks before the election, the Trump administration has announced stricter rules for the H-1B visa program, which U.S. companies have long valued. WASHINGTON — The […]
October 16, 2020
Malaysia orders universities online and restricts foreign student entry

Malaysia orders universities online and restricts foreign student entry

Malaysia’s universities were scheduled to fully reopen on 2 October. On that same day, and in the face of rapidly rising COVID counts, the Ministry of […]
October 9, 2020
Justice Department Sues Yale University Over Admissions Practices

Justice Department Sues Yale University Over Admissions Practices

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Thursday against Yale University, alleging the school violated federal civil-rights law by discriminating against Asian-American and white applicants in undergraduate […]
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