More and more international students are enrolling at US institutions fueled by stories of elite graduates who were educated internationally and, as a result secured well-paid jobs – and institutions just cannot afford to ignore this demand. Continue reading “More US institutions must take internationalization seriously”
INTO has just entered into an agreement with the University of East Anglia to produce jointly a massive open online course (MOOC) aimed at helping international students succeed in their transition to UK universities. So why is INTO, or indeed any institution, bothering to invest in creating a course that’s given away free? Continue reading “MOOCs – why bother?”
Over 200 delegates from across the globe have gathered in steaming hot Bangkok for INTO’s third annual Global Recruitment Conference (GRC). Two days in, INTO’s Publications Editor Clare Allan sent this report from the Thai capital… Continue reading “A warm welcome at INTO The Future”
The academic teams in the centre have been experimenting with a range of techniques to further enhance this. In this blog post we explore how the use of video and YouTube is helping international students develop core mathematical skills. Continue reading “Flipping academics?”
So the details of the Immigration bill have just been released, and I can’t help but wonder what the impact of these changes will have on the UK’s ability to still attract the brightest and the best international students?
It is difficult not to agree with the underlying intent of the Bill. It is hard to see why those who do not have the right to be in the UK should be able to use the NHS for free. Landlords should be accountable to tenants to stop this ‘beds in sheds’ abuse. Fines should be increased (doubled) and handed out, as well as assets being seized to stop people who are exploiting non-EU citizens. There is no place for any form of ‘human trafficking’ in a civilized society. Continue reading “Can I have the bill please?”
Around the world, international education has become a policy priority for almost every developed and developing country. But just how significant is higher education to a country’s reputation and what exactly is soft power?
In this post, Barry Tomalin, visiting lecturer at the University of East Anglia and author of “Cross-Cultural Communication – Theory and Practice” offers his perspective. Continue reading “Higher education – a soft power weapon of excellence”
I-CCO is an educational project for orphans, aged five to 22, supported by INTO Giving. It was a first for the whole team and Ed, at 14 the youngest of the group, threw himself into the camp activities, from craftwork to relay races and his own magic tricks. Here is his personal account of this unforgettable experience.
As students around the world return to school and college, programme manager for the Newton A-level programme at INTO University of East Anglia, Bethan Gulliver reflects on a results day when almost 70 per cent of students achieved A or A* grades in their exams. These students are now off to begin their university careers at some of the finest universities and a new cohort of Newton students will begin this coming week. Continue reading “Excitement as Newton A-level students make the grade”
In early fall 2013 more than 150 students from 20 countries began their studies at INTO Marshall University. This inaugural intake has already had a profound impact on the university and on the local community. In this blog post, INTO Marshall University, Center Director, Eric Fry describes how the center has come to life and how the presence of international students is enriching the experience of their American counterparts.
I left INTO at the beginning of 2013 to study Mandarin Chinese full time in Kunming, China. My reasons for doing this and my experiences ‘on the other side’, as an international student, are for another day.
But, with an eye to the future, I wanted to continue some kind of association with INTO, so I approached the recruitment team in Guangzhou to see if I could assist in any way. Despite my very basic language skills I was fortunate enough to be asked to help Tyler Nusbaum and the team with some agent events. Here I got to experience first hand the reality of the job that agents do to support students. Continue reading “Perception and reality – my humbling experience of agents’ work in China”