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September 3, 2021
UK: charter flight from China sells out in 30 minutes

UK: charter flight from China sells out in 30 minutes

An international education organisation that is chartering flights from Hong Kong to the UK has reported high demand from Chinese students trying to reach university campuses, […]
September 1, 2021
Thousands of American University of Afghanistan students and graduates were left behind

Thousands of American University of Afghanistan students and graduates were left behind

(CNN)For the past 15 years, Leslie Schweitzer has helped support the American University of Afghanistan, from literally the ground up. As a board member of the […]
August 25, 2021
Foreign Students Begin U.S. College Deferrals as Delta Spreads

Foreign Students Begin U.S. College Deferrals as Delta Spreads

With the delta variant of Covid-19 spreading across the U.S., some colleges are seeing a pickup in deferrals from international students as the worsening public-health situation […]
August 24, 2021
Colleges Say Some Vaccinated Foreign Students Will Need American COVID Jabs Too

Colleges Say Some Vaccinated Foreign Students Will Need American COVID Jabs Too

More than 500 colleges and universities in the United States will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning the fall semester, but a patchwork […]
August 19, 2021
Exclusive: U.S. developing plan to require foreign visitors to be vaccinated, official says

Exclusive: U.S. developing plan to require foreign visitors to be vaccinated, official says

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is developing a plan to require nearly all foreign visitors to the United States to be fully vaccinated […]
August 16, 2021
4 big benefits of expanding college access with dual enrollment

4 big benefits of expanding college access with dual enrollment

Even before the pandemic, higher education institutions were being confronted with existential challenges, like declining enrollment and persistent questions around the value of a college degree. […]
August 10, 2021

Universities not returning to face-to-face teaching should not charge full fees, education secretary Gavin Williamson says

Universities that do not return to face-to-face teaching this coming academic year should not be charging full fees, the education secretary has told Sky News. Speaking […]
June 26, 2021
Temporary Presidents, Long-Term Benefits

Temporary Presidents, Long-Term Benefits

The changing of the guard in higher education often follows a familiar process: after a college or university president steps down, an interim president takes their […]
June 22, 2021
Do Colleges Need a Foreign Policy?

Do Colleges Need a Foreign Policy?

When Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration announced plans for a dual-degree program with Peking University, in China, earlier this year, many professors opposed it with […]
June 19, 2021
Hunt Is On for High-School Graduates Who Left the College Path

Hunt Is On for High-School Graduates Who Left the College Path

Hundreds of thousands of students who graduated from high school last spring veered off the path to higher education, diverted by the pandemic. Now high schools and colleges […]
June 17, 2021
Student recruitment innovators debate digital disruption

Student recruitment innovators debate digital disruption

The role of technology and its potential to disrupt in the student recruitment space was debated by titans of innovation – with new breed edtech edupreneurs […]
June 12, 2021
International enrolments in US ELT fell by 50% in 2020

International enrolments in US ELT fell by 50% in 2020

International enrolment in Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US fell by 50% in 2020 compared with 2019, and student weeks by 51%, according to the […]
June 11, 2021
Colleges hope to bring more international students to campus this fall

Colleges hope to bring more international students to campus this fall

Dive Brief: Most international students studied in-person this spring at more than half of 414 colleges and universities surveyed by the Institute of International Education.  Applications from […]
June 6, 2021
Kings announces Southern Oregon partnership

Kings announces Southern Oregon partnership

Kings Education has announced a pathway partnership with Southern Oregon University in the US to support international students on campus, as well as work with the institution to recruit international […]
June 4, 2021
US boarding schools benefitting from the “bubble effect” for the coming school year

US boarding schools benefitting from the “bubble effect” for the coming school year

K-12 boarding schools in the US are projecting a relatively stable enrolment outlook for the 2021/22 school year, even as they look ahead to a more […]
June 2, 2021
Scottish unis should “diversify” income streams, says gov’t report

Scottish unis should “diversify” income streams, says gov’t report

Universities in Scotland should diversify income streams away from “potentially volatile international student fees” as they try to fill funding gaps, a report from the House of […]
June 1, 2021
Are Special Envoys All That Special Anymore?

Are Special Envoys All That Special Anymore?

When life gives you lemons, appoint a special envoy to coordinate a whole-of-government approach to spearhead efforts to enact policies to advance your administration’s agenda of […]
May 31, 2021
International recruitment agents can build back better

International recruitment agents can build back better

While grossly uneven, the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines is ushering in a new chapter in the pandemic in terms of global student mobility. Many students, and university […]
May 26, 2021
Survey suggests US higher education will bounce back in 2022

Survey suggests US higher education will bounce back in 2022

Funding is top of mind for prospective international students when selecting higher education courses in the US while access to admissions departments at institutions is “pivotal”, research carried […]
May 26, 2021
‘Brand Scotland’ paying off as unis look to opportunities in India

‘Brand Scotland’ paying off as unis look to opportunities in India

‘Brand Scotland’ is resonating well with prospective international students, and higher education institutions across Scotland continue to be “cautiously optimistic” about the upcoming intake in autumn 2021. […]
May 19, 2021
Restarting Study Abroad

Restarting Study Abroad

Few sectors of higher ed have been hit as hard by the pandemic as study abroad. The rapid spread of COVID-19 in spring 2020 forced colleges […]
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

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 […]
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