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Coming to America: A Brazilian International Student Shares Her Story

Claudia Osna Geber is our newest Intead intern. Ms. Geber and her husband arrived in New York a few weeks ago to enhance their educational experiences and to live life abroad. As international students they are able to provide a unique perspective to our readers. This is Ms. Geber's first piece for the Intead Recruiting Intelligence Blog. Her experiences and insights can help to inform those who are in the business of international student marketing and international student recruitment.

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5 Ways to Help Your International Students Prepare for the Visa Interview

The visa interview is one of the unpleasant steps in the process of becoming an international student in the United States.  We recently had a conversation with Tony Edson, who worked for the State Department for 28 years and dealt with the visa process.  We suggest five activities to help your prospective students feel more comfortable with the process.  You can dispel online and offline rumors that make your students nervous during the interview, set the right tone and show that you care about your students. You will be doing your job better, increasing the odds of your students receiving the visa without a hitch and allowing them to enroll at your college. Don't leave it up to chance. 

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International Higher Education: An ESL Teacher's Perspective

Teaching English as a Second Language in the US for the past six months, has opened my eyes to a whole new area of higher education. The blast of university international students wanting to study in America has increased significantly over the past few years and I am excited to be a part of its growth. Working in the classroom, I get to have close interaction with the students on a daily basis and learn about each one individually. Everyday I am amazed with their strength and optimism adjusting to our country as well as our education system.

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Will commission-based recruiters find more international students?

The definite answer is maybe. Commission-based student recruiters are not a panacea. They require support, monitoring and consistent attention to deliver results. 

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Podcast: An Insider Examines Chinese Student Recruitment

Every month the 2nd and 4th Thursdays will be devoted to highlighting our library of podcasts. We believe stongly that information can be conveyed in a number of ways. We hope that you will continue to read our blog and also take advantage of the opportunity to listen to our podcasts at your desk, the gym or during your commute. Through 20-30 minute podcasts we hope to introduce our readers/listeners to a variety of compelling topics related to international higher education. We hope you enjoy our podcasts and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

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International Student Recruitment: What Overseas Schools are Doing Well

In my last post, I discussed my experience at Bahcesehir University and gave some of my impressions about what drives students to study abroad.  Working at BAU didn’t just give me a chance to observe students, though.  It also allowed me to look at overseas university systems close up.  I was able to see how their programming and administrative organization compare with older American schools, and how they differ.  Below are four things that I saw overseas schools doing right, to keep themselves relevant and sustainable in a global education community.

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Why (my) Students Study Abroad: An American Educator's Perspective

Sometimes, watching globalization from America isn’t the same as going overseas to see it at work.  I recently returned from a semester teaching at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul.  BAU was founded as an intentionally global university, growing hand-in-hand with the emerging global economy.  It has campuses in nine different countries, and purposefully draws a student body from around the world.  Working with its students gave me a chance to learn more about what drives students to study abroad.  Below are four institutional and cultural dynamics driving overseas study.

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Topics: Country Focus

Understanding the Korean Education System: A Primer

Pearson recently released a global report on education comparing major factors in education, such as expenditure per student, GDP, graduation rates, etc. One of the top countries in Pearson’s list is South Korea. According to the report, there are some interesting differences between Korean education and American education. Understanding the Korean system can help in international student recruitment.

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India Opens Its Doors To The Global Higher Education Market

The Education Sector gets covered a lot in the Indian media and on Tuesday this week the Indian newspapers reported that foreign universities will be allowed to establish a campus in India, to operate independently and to issue foreign degrees locally.  While this may not be in the plans for all institutions, it is certainly something to keep an eye on, as it will potentially have a big impact on student recruitment, research collaboration and the local public perception of foreign education providers.

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Understanding Digital & Social Media in South Korea

 

South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea, is one of the most connected countries in the world with high broadband penetration rates and a tech savvy population. The wireless internet is seeing a rapid rise in uptake in South Korea; the number of users of both smartphones and tablets doubled between 2011 and 2012, according to a December 2012 report from the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA).

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