As we welcome a new month, let’s look back and celebrate the incredible success of GSP’s recent series of events in South Asia last August. These networking events were carefully organised to establish connections with GSP’s recruitment partners, sparking meaningful conversations around their significant role in the international education landscape.
This month, we are proud to have launched our sixth session of GSP Café! GSP Café is an interactive discussion led by education industry leaders aimed to share valuable insights from GSP’s study destinations to shed light and share knowledge and insights through lively, engaging and meaningful conversations. After much anticipation, we’re back to hosting exciting discussions tailored to provide insights to GSP’s diverse source markets, starting with Latin America.
While the heightened interest in Canada as a study destination is great, the unexpected increase in the international student pool has directly and significantly affected the country’s housing market. The influx of international students coming into the country has caused the demand for accommodation to exceed way past the existing supply.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international education was of course gravely affected. Numbers in the US dropped, but have since been on an upward slope since borders reopened. 2022 brought the largest number of enrolments since 2019. According to Boundless, “In 2022, there were 1,362,157 active F-1* and M-1* students living in the [US], an increase of 10% from the previous year, and a clear sign that international student enrollment is bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels.”
Looking back, I never would have imagined that this NSW start up company I’ve been leading so passionately would have found its roots from a visit to Kathmandu, Nepal in 2015Drawing on my well-established relationships with universities and Austrade from my International Student Guide business, I organized an event with a handful of universities for proof of concept.
QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector, has released their World University Rankings 2024. QS has been releasing their World University Rankings since 2004 to provide a credible, research-based, and data-informed tool that can guide students around the globe as they discern which schools are best for them.
With our world rapidly evolving to produce and consume quality content across various platforms, the entertainment industry is very much alive and booming, and Canada is undoubtedly one of its biggest players. Entertainment is a growing and lucrative business in Canada. According to Entertainment Partners, Canadian film and TV productions generate 117,000 full-time jobs and $5 billion in revenue for the country each year.
The IIE’s Spring 2023 Snapshot on International Educational Exchange, which is based on responses from 527 US higher education institutions, suggests that US educators are stepping up their efforts to attract students in various markets – most especially India. The IIE found that from 2021-2022, the US had more international graduate students studying in the country at 41% than they did foreign undergraduates, which was only at 36%.
We celebrate our very own Director for North America, Patrick Colabucci, Ed.D, for becoming a board member of the NAFSA China MIG Leadership team. NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. It serves the needs of more than 10,000 members and international educators worldwide at more than 3,500 institutions, in more than 160 countries, by working to advance policies and practices that build global citizens with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in today’s interconnected world.
A graduate qualification is often seen as necessary for career advancement in any industry, as employers often tend to favour candidates with advanced education. However, obtaining a graduate qualification doesn’t necessarily mean completing a master’s or PhD. Professionals with undergraduate degrees