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The recent Open Doors survey conducted by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE) in over 700 colleges and universities in the United States reveals that nearly 40,000 international students have chosen to defer their enrollment during the fall semester.


These marketing strategies are nothing new, but HEIs tend to lack the urgency in embracing these concepts with any degree of meaningful investment, and that may be a costly mistake. Educational institutions need to be more agile, and using these marketing strategies are proof positive of this agility.


For one thing, the border closures have affected industries across the board and the international education industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors. This year, the health crisis has radically cut international student enrollment in US colleges and universities, as expected.


HEIs do more than provide education to their students. They need to ensure the safety and well-being of their students through appropriate policies and practices, and that includes international students.


With the expected commencement of the new Biden-Harris administration, universities believe that a new plan for international education and employment-based immigration can reverse the trends.


With all these reasons, it is not a wonder that Canada is poised to become the most popular study destination for international students in 2021. And with the COVID-19 vaccine now being rolled out slowly, the country’s effective controlling of the coronavirus may even be the big deal-maker that maintains Canada solidly in the lead.


To get a clearer picture of which countries lead the global education scene, we take a deep dive into international education issues and insights and talk about the top five countries that have the most number of international students in their midst.


International Education is a dynamic field witnessing experiential growth which can be explained in two different points. The first one refers to a comprehensive approach to education which prepares the students to be active and engaged in the interconnected world.


In the 2016–17 academic year, there were 2,316,475 international students at higher education institutions in the UK. 1,764,895 (76.2%) were undergraduates and 551,580 (23.8%) were postgraduates. 77.6% (1,797,545) were studying full time, and 22.4% (518,925) studying part-time. This is just a sneak peek of how competent the international education market of UK is.


Internationalization has appeared to be one of the most noticeable trends in higher education in Canada. With its institutions, governments, and organizations devoting a considerable amount of time, energy, and resources to internationalization, it’s no surprise that its international education sector is continuously growing.

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