Agent perceptions of study abroad destinations changing as the pandemic continues

  • A recent survey shows that practical considerations have become more important to agents since the spring – specifically whether a country’s borders are open and whether a country has helpful visa policies enabling international students to study there
  • The UK improved the most in terms of how agents perceived it in September versus May
  • Australia, Canada, and New Zealand have lost some ground, while the US continues to be the least well perceived on a number of measures
  • ICEF research also suggests that a country’s border policies affecting international students will be a top determinant of agents’ recommendations to students in 2021 …

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