Educators in the US must change their approach to study abroad in order to boost outbound numbers, Fanta Aw, president of NAFSA, has said. She also spoke about trends in inbound mobility, noting that international recruitment has "ramped up".
International education is a success story in Australia at the moment with overall enrolments up 12% to June this year, but peak bodies openly discussed the need to ensure that "good growth" is achieved, as current industry bugbears around Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) and the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) were laid bare.
While the Australian sector was pleased to hear new Minister Christopher Pyne speaking of the "tremendous zeal" for rebuilding the international education sector, the CEO of peak body ACPET has drawn attention to rumours that only 20 of 90 eligible providers beyond universities may benefit from Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP).
New data modelling from the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) predicts that the downturn in Australia's international education industry will get worse before it gets better, taking almost a decade to recover and threatening further jobs.