After 50 years operating in international education, mega-education company EF celebrated in style by breaking the Guinness World Record for the “most nationalities in an online video album of people performing a choreographed dance”.
The former Vice-President and Founding Director of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in this year’s Australia Day honours list.
The Victorian government in Australia hosted its first ever “coming of age” ceremony for more than 90 Japanese exchange students from Tamagawa University in Tokyo. Students also got to meet animals such as possums and wombats.
New Zealand’s international education industry is now valued at NZ$2.85bn after experiencing 12% year-on-year growth in student numbers for the first two trimesters of the year, new government statistics show.
The number of student visas cancelled by the Australian government has more than tripled in the last two years as instances of falsified test results and/or financial documents have soared, meanwhile the number of students "course hopping" to unaccredited colleges is also a concern.
Facilitated by Wellington City Council, a new growth strategy in NZ includes a commitment from each of the region's tertiary institutions that overseas students will make up 15% of their total enrolments within the next five years.