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Safety & Security: Safe Returns

Risk Management | Strong crisis response protocols and community relations helped one school manage a serious threat to campus security. Article by Emilia Ferreira, Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro From the January/February 2020 Net Assets magazine All photos courtesy of...


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Model Behavior: New Standards for International Student Recruiting

Enrollment & Financial Aid | What new standards for international recruiters mean for independent schools — and the agencies they interact with. Article by Chris Page, CSIET Year after year, independent schools across the country open their doors to welcome international...


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Venerable Private Schools Leverage Global Enrollment Boom

(from The Economist) The opening in September 2020 of Westminster Chengdu will represent the first of six Chinese expansions by the venerable Westminster School, founded in 1560 by Queen Elizabeth I. Through a venture with Hong Kong Melodious Education Technology Group that will stretch over the...


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International Students Boost British Economy

(from ICEF Monitor) Amidst the turmoil of Brexit, a new report states that just one cohort of international students adds more £3.2 billion to the British economy over the first ten years following graduation . Researchers from the London School of Economics report £1.2 billion stems from EU...


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Key Factors of International Student Satisfaction

(from ICEF Monitor) W hat aspects of the learning and living experience matter most to international students? Responses to the 2018 International Student Barometer survey at universities in Australia – one of the top host countries for international students – indicate that most commonly...


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Banner Year for International Enrollment in Canada

(from Canadian Bureau for International Education) In 2018, Canada enrolled 572,415 international students, a 16 percent increase over 2017 in which international student numbers grew by 20 percent. “Our research shows that international students choose Canada because of the quality of the...


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Cultivating International Brand Ambassadors

(from ICEF Monitor) While most colleges don't cultivate relationships with international alumni, they realize alumni abroad play a crucial role in branding and recruitment efforts in their home countries. Former students have first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to study at the college, which...


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Decline in International Students

(from the Chronicle of Higher Education) The number of new international students enrolled in American higher education in the fall of 2017 declined 6.6 percent from the previous year, according to a report released this week. The data solidify an emerging trend — last year saw a 3-percent...


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The Business Case for International Students

CEO Notebook | Beyond their positive economic impact on independent schools and universities, international students can contribute to host countries long after graduation. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Today is election day, so I would like to add my voice...


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The More You Know: Exchange Programs & Host Families

Risk Management | Exchange programs and stays with host families are increasingly the norm. What risks do they bring? From the July/August 2018 Net Assets magazine The following is an excerpt of the article "The More You Know," which covers nine additional topics (see box below). ...