Germany’s foreign enrolment grew again in 2018

8 Jul 2019 Short on time? Here are the highlights: International student numbers increased 4.4% last year, which is a slightly slower rate of growth than the 5.5% registered in 2017 Syria vaulted into the top 10 sending markets for Germany in 2018, with 69% more Syrians enrolled than in 2019 Leading sending market China … More Germany’s foreign enrolment grew again in 2018

New Page

By Jimmy Cathey Greetings. I’ll be adding a new feature to my website simply called In The News. Here you will be able to read articles about the ESL world that I will link from ICEF Monitor, The Pie and other publications with relevant articles about ESL students and recruiting.

Widespread reports of work permit delays for foreign students in US

Short on time? Here are the highlights: Processing of work authorisations for foreign graduates who plan to stay and work in the US through the Optional Practical Training programme has been significantly delayed this year In previous years, applications were generally processed within 90 days, but this year some files have been delayed for up … More Widespread reports of work permit delays for foreign students in US

Students Send a Clear Message to the US; You’re Not the Only Destination. Check it out!

US report puts the price of declining student market share at US$5.5 billion The global economic changes and ‘social stressors’ that have become the ugly truth of the current political climate that interferes with your access to global education do not seem to be going anywhere at the moment. The US continues to experience declining … More Students Send a Clear Message to the US; You’re Not the Only Destination. Check it out!

Double-digit growth for Australia’s foreign enrollment in 2018

In the recent edition of the ICEF Monitor Weekly Wednesday Highlights, there is an extensive article that talks about the ‘Double-Digit growth for Australia’s foreign enrollment in 2018. What is significant about the article is it points out how Australia’s enrollment has increased again by more than 10% over 2017. This is an important article … More Double-digit growth for Australia’s foreign enrollment in 2018

Keep Your Focus; English is Still the Lingua Franca

by Jimmy Cathey In these unpredictable turbulent international times, it can be a challenge to figure out what’s really going on, let alone how to communicate in international communities. One country is disappointed with another while another threatens to bully another while yet another refuses to play by the international rules. How in the world … More Keep Your Focus; English is Still the Lingua Franca

The crucial role of parents in international student recruitment and retention

17 Apr 2019 Short on time? Here are the highlights: In many countries, parents play a key role in study abroad decisions, and part of the recruitment effort should include messaging that speaks to them and their concerns and hopes Remember that parents’ priorities will differ according to where they live – conduct market research … More The crucial role of parents in international student recruitment and retention