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Adding value to IEP program offerings

According to a story by Study Travel Magazine, INTO University Partnerships is launching two new programs: A blended “Academic English” (AE) program that combines face-to-face learning with online study, with the goal of increasing students’ IELTS score by at least one band in a semester; and A free online pre-arrival course for students planning to enroll in their centers in the

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New Open Doors IEP numbers released

American IEP enrollment declined in 2016

At last week’s NAFSA annual conference in Los Angeles, the Institute for International Education (IIE) released the 2016 data on student mobility trends for intensive English programs. At the NAFSA session on Tuesday held by EnglishUSA, IIE, and the US Commercial Service, several important points were made about this data. Here is a recap of some of these points, as well

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Our list of recruitment resources is live!

In the summer of 2016, an IEP administrator reached out to the EnglishUSA listserv. She had just been put in charge of her IEP’s recruitment activities, and, since she didn’t have a background in marketing and recruitment, she wasn’t sure where to begin. She requested that members provide her with advice about resources that she could refer to in order

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BSMP: It’s Over

It’s official: the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) – also known as Science without Borders/Ciencia sem Fronteras – has been canceled by the Brazilian government. | See ICEF Monitor article ➤ Let’s face it: we have known that things were going in this direction. With the tumultuous political scene in Brazil, the the devaluation of the real against the dollar

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More on SEVP Conditional Admissions Guidance

Just a quick post today to revisit the subject of the SEVP final guidance on conditional admissions. Today, ICEF Monitor published an article about the guidance, and it looks like I was quoted regarding the perception of Chinese students and their families that they cannot get F-1 visas for ESL only (i.e., they think they need at least a conditional admission to a university). I

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