Peer recommendations key to foreign students recruitment, finds study - Global Education Times (GET News)

Peer recommendations key to foreign students recruitment, finds study

Student ambassadors and peer to peer student conversations play an active role in the decision making of prospective foreign students to study abroad, a recent study has found.

Recently, Intead and Unibuddy joined hands to gauge to what extent peer to peer interactions influence prospective students’ recruitment strategy.

In the Spring of 2019, Intead and Unibuddy collaborated and analysed 370,000+ peer-to-peer conversations (through the Unibuddy system) amongst 26,000+ prospective students from 57 countries.

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International students a powerful component of Canada’s economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students a powerful component of Canada’s economy

The presence of international students is proving powerful for Canada’s economy, according to data from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), with real estate being a key benefitting sector.

The most recent figures from 2017 showed that Canada had 494,525 international students, a 20% increase from the previous year and 119% increase since 2010.

In 2017, Canada was ranked the No. 1 country for education in the world by U.S. News and World Report, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and the United States.

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International students enrolment increasing: OECD - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students enrolment increasing: OECD

The proportion of international students enrolment in higher education has increased in virtually all OECD countries over the last seven years, according to the latest OECD report.

The report also indicates the total number of globally mobile students is continuing to grow.

Luxembourg, a relatively small nation, has only 3000 overseas students in total, but has the highest ratio of international students enrolment at 47%.

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HSBC Sounds of Home to help homesick international students - Global Education Times (GET News)

HSBC Sounds of Home to help homesick international students

HSBC has created a collection of soundscapes, Sounds of Home, to help foreign students who feel homesick when they move to study abroad. Research by HSBC has found that international students miss the sounds of their hometown more than anything else. The research released earlier this month states that 92% of international students miss the […]

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Study highlights ‘gap’ between career transition, foreign student employment - Global Education Times

Study highlights ‘gap’ between career transition, foreign student employment

The career transition services have not kept pace with the growing number of international foreign students globally amid gaps in the work environment, a study showed.

In a report, the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA) said that there was a significant gap between student intentions with respect to post-study work, and the students’ actual employment outcomes after graduation.

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Universities recruit foreign students to offset decline in college population - Global Education Times

Universities recruit foreign students to offset decline in college population

Educational institutions have switched to targeting the international student market amid their countries’ defunding of education.

In a report entitled “Global Perspectives on International Student Employability” made by the International Education Association of Australia or IEAA, it said that international study destinations have experienced a “general de-funding of public education” that had led to the decline in the number of college-aged population.

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