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Transforming Higher Education: 10 Global Factors

A report released by the British Council earlier this year reveals the 10 biggest current trends on the global higher education landscape. Although the report discusses these trends from a British point of view, we believe that the information will be interesting for...
Posted On 13 Oct 2017

What Can You Learn From Prospective Students Feedback?

We already talked a bit about the false data that international students provide and you use. It’s not their fault – we need to have a more consistent way of collecting feedback. This issue is consistently popping up in every stage of the international student...
Posted On 18 Apr 2017

International Student Recruitment Strategies By Language: Spanish

It’s Wednesday again and we continue our journey into internationalisation strategies by language! After English and Chinese, our next stop on the way to international student recruitment success is Spanish. According to “Latino Recruitment” by Veronica Guzman...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Which Online Services Will Improve Student Retention If Implemented On Campus?

Students today are digital natives and most of their daily lives are happening online. Therefore, in order to cater for their needs effectively, at least some university services have to move online, too. After all, it’s beneficial for the university as well: using resources...
Posted On 23 Jan 2017

Step By Step: Creative Writing for Getting Quality Feedback

In an ideal world, the feedback we get from our students is clear, concise and sincere. However, as we argued before, reality tends to show that on many occasions the feedback we collect from our international students does not reflect anything, including the real thoughts...
Posted On 20 Jan 2017

Common Mistakes In Cross-Cultural Management: How To Avoid Them?

We talk a lot about all the successful examples of cross-cultural management. Isn’t it time to talk a bit about some common mistakes, too? Defining the problem is the first step towards a solution. Let’s seek for solutions together in the comments! Mistake #1: Forcing...

Agile and Lean Techniques for Improving International Student Retention?

For the past 10 years the startup scene has been crazy about using various Agile and Lean management methodologies – mostly Scrum and Kanban. The methods are different, but the goal is always the same: optimizing your team activities so everyone achieves the best...
Posted On 06 Jan 2017

International Student Recruitment Process Today Is Broken

Aren’t you tired of the same one-sided representation of studying abroad we’ve been seeing for so many years? International education is always described in such a polished way, perfectly visualized in all those brochures where diverse groups of happy young...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016

Innovative Extracurricular Activities – Game Changer In Student Retention?

Could you look your international students directly in the eyes and say that they there is nothing else you can offer for them as an extracurricular activity? Really? Wow. Please go to the comment section right now and tell us how to be more like you! For all the rest who...
Posted On 19 Dec 2016

The Data is False: Your Students Are Not Telling The Whole Truth (And it’s not their fault!)

Take a look at the feedback you receive from your international students. The data looks nice doesn’t it? All those ⅘ stars and positive reviews, with less than 10%of people falling behind the curve and reporting a below-average experience. Well, these are mostly lies. Why?...
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Student Retention Problems: How To Solve Them With Online Tools?

Even the most complicated problems can be solved with simple tools. Before you begin, however, you need to figure out what are problems your institution needs to address. International student retention problems? Here are the most common ones: Sense of no belonging...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016

Mid-Semester Feedback Sessions? Yes, Please!

Reflection and feedback are reserved for the end of the semester, right? No. In order to get genuine, high quality feedback, you need to divide your school year into time frames that are smaller than the regular 4 or 9 months. Ideally, you should enable your international...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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