As Canadian universities adapt to regulations introduced in June stipulating that only registered consultants can offer visa advice, the government has announced plans to introduce new training specific to education institutions.
Canada's strategy should not focus only on recruitment and retention, but "be framed in terms of Canada's own Global Engagement Challenge" said CBIE's CEO this week. A report underlined long-term intentions of international students in the country but a failure to integrate.
The International Language Institute in Canada has recently sold a controlling interest to Anterior Education Systems. Under management of new CEO Michael Hunter, the institution aims to expand significantly across Canada and the UK and go public by mid-2015.
There are no major upsets in the list of top-ranked study destinations in the 2014 edition of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer, however the latest education agent-based poll reflects Australia's upturn as a study destination. And this year, the USA and Canada tied in first place for overall attractiveness of a study destination.
The Dutch government has created a scholarship programme for Canadian students to mark the 70th anniversary of liberation from World War II German occupation, where Canadian soldiers played a significant role in liberating the country.
Culture shock can strike international students the world over at any time, leaving them feeling isolated and displaced, and sometimes even causing them to return home. Katie Duncan finds out what agencies, educators and governments are doing to help smooth the transition and even speaks to students themselves about their cultural experiences.
A leading UK-based education group, ISIS Education, which provides a broad range of educational programmes in the UK and North America, is rebranding to “Oxford International Education Group” following strong growth in recent years.