COVID19 and International Students: ABS Overseas Travel Statistics: Total Movement by Visa Group

Randomly, I was looking for some arrival and departure data for international students in Australia, seeking to test the theory that there had not been any mass scale departures of overseas students since Australia declared a COVID19 a pandemic.

Somewhat conincidentally, Professor Andrew Norton tweeted this chart literally hours earlier.

I was immediately alerted to the existence of a brand new ABS dataset. I quickly did a bit of data wrangling/shaping and uploaded … Read the rest

Australian international education market performs well in ICEF agent barometer

The ever comprehensive ICEF Monitor has published some early results from their eight annual agent barometer survey (co published with iGraduate).

Given the lifting on the ban on foreign agents in US institutions, it is perhaps not unexpected that agents would be referring more students to US institutions – the barometer reports that 80% of agents expect to send more students to the US.

Australia places highly in the metric, with around about 68% of agents stating they’ll be sending students down under. Promisingly for Australia, only 27% of agents reported issues with students getting visas – down from 43% … Read the rest