Education

Study Abroad, a shining light in the digital EdTech industry!

October 19: While the pandemic hit the world with some turbulent scenarios, it also marked the beginning of robust digital learning platforms, which have grown exponentially and will only touch new heights in the coming years. Tech-supported learning not only brings about a dynamic change in the online education experience but can also enhance it in such a way that students become aware of the global perspective and reach new heights.

The EdTech industry entails many pivotal fields, including interactive learning, practical and knowledge-based education and acquiring real-world skills, all at the same time. One area where there is considerable traction among the EdTech industry is the study abroad market.  With growing awareness among the highly educated youth, India has witnessed immense growth in terms of the youth wanting to pursue education overseas.  More and more students are attracted towards the ever-increasing accessibility of education and opportunities worldwide, all thanks to EdTech!

A prodigious step that has been taken in this fast-growing EdTech industry is the new App, Converge. This app is intricately designed for the students to leverage their career prospects and deepen their knowledge on what all is there for them to explore. With salient features like University Finder, Career Explorer, Blogs & Vlogs, and Engagement Forums, students can reap the benefits of this App, all from the comfort of their home. The students can get 360-degree insight into their career choice by exploring various trending careers, navigating specialization options within each career, understanding the associated job profiles and global salary packages. The students can review their top choice universities and shortlist universities that best match their academic credentials.

Besides, the students can validate their choices with ex-students’ feedback and experiences. Through Engagement Forums, the aspirants can directly engage with mentors, industry experts, university representatives, like-minded peers, and others. This app, which provides a one-stop solution for all students who wish to realize their long-standing aspiration of education abroad, received an overwhelming response soon after its launch.

Speaking on this staggering response from students post the App launch, Mr. Suraj Bajaj, Founder and CEO of Converge, stated that “Crossing the 5000-download milestone in just a week of the App launch only reaffirms our resolve to create a dynamic and interactive EdTech platform that serves as a one-stop game-changer destination for students with ambitions to pursue their collegiate and career trajectory abroad”.

By offering an array of unique services and features to students at zero cost, Converge is a utilitarian choice for students seeking overseas education. ​​Students who wish to realize their long-standing aspiration of education abroad, Converge App is the stepping stone to your global success story.

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Year 2021 is all about comprehensive growth for Motion Education

-Inaugurated new building for increased inflow in Kota

-Witnessed a record strength of 11209 students

-Number of franchise also increased from 31 to 41

Kota (Rajasthan) [India], October 14: Motion Education, a leading educational institution in India known for preparing students for JEE, NEET, NTSE, KVPY, Olympiads and other competitive exams, is growing multi-dimensionally. The total number of admissions offered by Motion in 2020 was 8459, which increased to 11209 new admissions till 1 October 2021. These figures clearly depict that despite the pandemic and aftermaths of Corona’s second wave, Motion Education registered a vivid growth of more than 32 per cent (YoY) in terms of new admissions.

In response to the consistently growing students’ strength, Motion Education inaugurated its new building, “Daksh”, situated at Dadabari, Kota. Spread over 50 000 sqft, the multi-storeyed building is well-equipped with all the modern facilities of quality infrastructure to impart efficacious educational solutions. Mr Nitin Vijay, Founder & Managing Director, Motion Education, believes that a clear vision and proclivity towards technology can easily convert a crisis into an opportunity. He said, “Daksh marks the beginning of our NEET division’s expansion.”

With the spirit of a technocrat and the vision of an entrepreneur, Nitin Vijay tried to cultivate a corporate culture at Motion Education. And, in a bid to make his dream true, he restructured the organisation, where all the departments are seamlessly connected through advanced ICT technologies. From planning monthly activities to a 360-degree assessment of the students, AI and ML-embedded solutions offer a wide range of benefits to the coaching.

Motion Education is growing leaps and bounds. In one year duration, 10 more franchise were added countrywide and the network expanded to 41 cities. The organisation is also excelling in the Ed-tech landscape with the launch of many customized courses backed by hybrid learning models. According to Mr Vijay, “We are not afraid of moving forward when people trust our capabilities and expertise. To them, Motion Education is not just a solution provider but an equally capable planner, too. Excelling on their trust, we invested in smart technologies beforehand, and now it’s paying off.”

“We are innovating in our services, teaching methodology, study material, and academic analytics. The best thing that happened during the pandemic is that we have evolved to know what we have to do in the coming ten years. A perfect combination of human intervention along with technology helped us to deliver beyond people’s expectations,” added Nitin Vijay.

 

Education

Frontlines Media- The Ed-Tech Company Fetching Jobs To Thousands Of Graduates

New Delhi, Oct 14: Technology is becoming an increasingly important part of education beyond classroom engagement tools. The use of ed-tech extends far beyond reading books and has become increasingly important for education. Though technology can never replace great teachers, the right teacher can transform the next generation with incredible results through technology. Amidst all these advances and innovations, Frontlines media, a social media active page, is doing wonders in fetching jobs to thousands of young graduates.

The Founder’s inspiring story –

The idea of commencing such an intriguing and valuable project first came into the mind of Krishna, who is an electronic engineer by profession. Krishna left his job in Australia and came back to India to start his own company, an ed-tech business proving to be a successful venture. The company has fetched 400+ placements opportunities in the last eight months.

In one of his talks with the media, he has made a point to mention his friend Upendra, who stood beside him when needed and is also one of the central pillars of Frontlines Edu-tech. Upendra has seven years of great experience in the IT industry that has helped the company to understand the demand of the technological world.

The two friends studied the current scenario of the rural students of India who remain jobless after the completion of their graduation. Due to the high population and less technical skills, rural youths find it very difficult to get a job. On the flip side, the companies in India are looking for graduates with good technical skills. That is how the idea of Frontlines media came into existence. The two friends came up together to build a platform that provides varieties of opportunities to learn about technology and helps to increase employment opportunities.

Krishna says, “All the acknowledgement we are receiving now couldn’t have been possible without our students who trusted us with their career and are successfully securing jobs.”

Opportunities –

The company offers free career guidance sessions with industry experts, train students with the best quality trainers at an affordable price and help them in fetching jobs. Additionally, it provides various job notification and acknowledges students about emerging trending and cutting edge technologies. The mentors in Frontlines Edu Tech are well trained and qualified from IITs, IIMs, Top MNCs, DRDO, and other premier organizations. In addition to the above description, the company offers opportunities such as basic aptitude and reasoning to all fundamental programming languages in addition to some cutting edge technologies like cyber security, blockchain, etc.

The ed-tech company has trained around 1200+ students, Fetched 750+ jobs, and mentored around 4000+ students. The majority of these students come from rural areas.

Krishna, the head of Frontlines media, has dedicated the company’s success to the efficient core team members- Gouthami, Ranjith, Harish, Nanda Kishore, Shiva, Vishnu, and Vamshi.

The description of the core team members are as follows-

Krishna – the CEO of Frontlines media, left his job and returned to India from Australia to start his dream company. He is a qualified electronics engineer.

Upendra – the Co-founder of the company, having seven years of experience in the IT industry.

Gouthami – One who gave the idea of starting an Edu-Tech company and the support team member who always drives frontlines ed-tech with innovative ideas.

Ranjith – Having grown up in a rural area, he now helps other students crack interviews and shape their careers.

Harish & Raghava – The members of the support team who lead the student grievance cell.

Swathi – Works in the administration department.

Sai Kumar – Works as a cyber security expert.

The mentor team consists of Nanda Kishore, Shiva, Vishnu, Vamshi, and Sai Kiran.

Ed-tech- the fastest growing industry –

Over the past few years, ed-tech sectors have experienced rapid growth, and the pandemic has accelerated their growth. Surprisingly, in India, the ed-tech industry is the top priority in the list of fundings just after the services provided by the financial institutions. Frontlines media started with only three students in a batch and currently running with 250+ students every month. The success and growth achieved by the company have gained the attention of many youths in the country. In the coming years, it is expected to reach extreme heights and show positive growth. They are looking forward to mentor more students towards a successful career by providing them with the best of their ability.

 

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Skoodos Launches Android and iOS App for a Hassle-Free School Selection Process

Parents and students can now find the best of schools on the go through their smartphones

New Delhi (India), October 13: In a new announcement, Skoodos, an all-in-one school search aggregator, has launched a mobile app that aids parents with finding, rating, and comparing schools. As a result of the launch of the mobile app, Skoodos hopes to simplify the admissions process and offer parents and students a hassle-free experience while on the go. In a nutshell, Skoodos aims to bridge the gap between the schools and the students by ensuring that the best educational institutions can reach deserving students and vice versa.

The program, which is compatible with both iOS and Android devices, provides users with the ability to select, shortlist, and compare schools using their phones, no matter where they live or how much time they have on their hands. In just a few clicks, prospective students will have the ability to gather school brochures and other important information for each school; this will eliminate the stress of gathering information separately for each school.

As a part of the launch, Shruti Verma, Co-founder Skoodos, said, “For parents, especially working couples, the Skoodos mobile app will make school search and admissions more accessible and smoother. We feel that selecting the ideal school for your child is both a crucial and tedious task. Subsequently, we focus all of our efforts on shortening the process and offering verifiable information via an easy-to-use interface/app.”

Students and parents can make an informed choice with Skoodos mobile app, which utilizes categories to filter results such as affiliation, admissions process, tuition fee structure, and distance from selected residence, course offerings, extracurricular activities, awards, and website information. The app is available for download on the Google Play store and is free of cost.

Skoodos aims to change perceptions of access to education is in our country, especially for children in India. Its mission is to ensure a bright future through their choice of school.

Many parents find it challenging to choose the right school for their children. The task can be daunting and frustrating. With thousands of available options, it becomes confusing for parents and students to find the ideal options for their careers. Therefore, they need to have the appropriate assistance during this stage. Hence, Skoodos provide and help parents make the right choice by guiding them to the best schools for their kids.

Several college and school search websites allow you to save a list of favourites, but Skoodos goes a step further. The Skoodos platform enables you to compare schools by using any combination of variables. One can use the relevant information and data to compare schools in a way that makes sense for you. It focuses on being productive instead of being busy and believes in achieving the target effectively with coordinated efforts and strategic planning within a set time frame.

Educating a kid is a task that is quite cumbersome for parents. Skoodos believes that finding the right school for the kids is crucial, so it plans to make it as simple as possible.

The app presents parents with specially curated schools that have been verified by a team of experts who judge a school based on a variety of factors and make sure they are only presented with the best schools. Skoodos categorizes the desired schools into categories, along with relevant filters like board and affiliation. The entire process helps parents to make an informed decision regarding the schools.

The association now spans over ten states that include metropolitan cities such as Gurugram, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Noida, Nashik, Pune, Mumbai, and Bahadurgarh.

About Skoodos-      

Skoodos.com is an online portal where families and students can search, review, and compare schools in their city with other cities to make the admissions process smoother. The platform serves as a means of digital communication between schools and parents, and they are available nationwide. Skoodos.com works through a verified list of schools curated by a team of experts, who categorize information on the school’s affiliation, admission process and fee structure, distance from the selected area of residence, courses offered, extracurricular activities, awards and accolades, website, contact details, and others.

 

Education

Western Imperial Medical University, Antigua to Provide Free Medical Education across the Globe, announced by Mr. Gaston Browne – the Prime Minister of Antigua

Saint John’s (Antigua), October 08: The Western Imperial Medical University, Antigua (WIMU) shall Provide Free Medical Education across the Globe to combat the shortage of Doctors, Nurses and other healthcare professionals due to the global pandemic of Covid 19. This was announced today by Mr. Gaston Browne – the Prime Minister of Antigua, in a glittering function to mark the opening ceremony of the University.

WIMU is attempting to combat the daunting barrier that exists in the field of quality international medical education, including the MBBS / MD degrees. In keeping with the publicly maintained Universities in Europe, it is the goal of WIMU to make financial access to the discipline of medicine easier for one and all.

With a plan to bypass the exorbitant capital required to pursue medicine as a career, Western Imperial Medical University is going to waive its tuition fees for all students. The aim is to democratize the reach of knowledge and prevent it from being concentrated in the hands of the rich few.

The advent of COVID 19 put this particular plan in motion. The pandemic’s arrival put an already precariously positioned global economy into a tizzy. Livelihoods were lost, and the process of education was heavily compromised for both students and teachers. The Prime Minister of Antigua, having recognised the need for swift affirmative action, has lauded this path-breaking effort by the Western Imperial Medical University.

Along with making access to medical education affordable, Western Imperial Medical University harbours the vision of teaching every aspect of the discipline with love and detail. Its diverse group of students are to be competently trained in medicine, clinical practice, research, and patient care while residing in a well-maintained air conditioned and the amenity-filled campus in Antigua.

With its efforts in the medical education sector, WIMU is looking forward to a more holistic and affordable education model without compromising the quality of service provided. Here’s hoping for the success of its innovative approach.

Education

Zebar School for Children conducted a virtual tour with NASA

Becomes Gujarat’s first school to associate with NASA to celebrate International Space Week

More than 600 students from Gujarat, Kerala & Maharashtra participated in a week-long program to celebrate International Space Week

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], October 08: Zebar School For Children, one of the leading schools in Ahmedabad, had booked virtual tours with NASA – Goddard Space Flight Center located in Greenbelt, Maryland, and offers virtual field trip programs for students. More than 600 students from Gujarat, Kerala & Maharashtra had participated in a week-long program to celebrate International Space Week.

The center offered three virtual trips as per the age and grade of the child. The discussion was held on topics like living and working in space, how to build a satellite, and Goddard overviews were conducted for primary, middle, and secondary sections, respectively.

The virtual program was conducted in three parts. The YouTube videos shared by the NASA team, live interaction with the NASA team, and self-guided activities using everyday items had been made available at home. In addition, science educators discussed these videos with students to create interest in science, space, and astronomy.

The tour takes place in the evening as there is a 9 hours and 30 mins time difference, but this doesn’t deter the young science enthusiasts as they log in to view the virtual event and ask questions to NASA Team.

The program was began with the first trip for the primary section, wherein students had asked multiple questions to NASA regarding their upcoming space expedition programs and their plans of life on the Moon and Mars.

https://www.zebarschool.com/

Education

In The Light Of Many Immigration Opportunities, Visa Rejection Rate Can Be Improved, Says CAANWINGS Director Diamond Sodhi

There are many immigration and study abroad consultancies mushrooming in India. However, amidst numerous dreams each year, several face disappointment. This could be due to denied admission or denied visa. A director of one of the premier consultancies in the country has decoded the reason for these disappointments. She had been in the industry for over 20 years and has concluded that a major mistake that most candidates commit is to rely solely on documents for visa approval. According to Diamond Sodhi, visa approval or denial depends on how the individual case is presented. She has worked closely on the recruitment difficulties the Americans faced, particularly for students from India and China. This is how she got the idea of coming up with the student recruitment consultation business, ‘CAANWINGS Consultants”.

She has concluded that consultants focus mainly on filing the application but fail to review it critically. According to a recently released official statement, a meticulous approach needs to be followed to bring down the rejection rate.

According to experts, language acumen is a major reason that people struggle with. While many trainers claim to have the key to entrance test success, they barely are proficient in the language themselves. The attractive promise of 7 bands by these self-proclaimed trainers is what catches the students unarmed. It sells a dream that is difficult to fulfil with such English skills.

‘Englingua’ is a premier language training institute that intends to offer an effective English learning experience to the students. The trainers here are proficient in English. Top institutes that aim to bridge the gap between students and visa approval employ certified IELTS trainers and PTE trainers. It is important for students to choose consultants that have seen the highs and lows of student visas and the immigration industry.

CAANWINGS specializes in immigration consulting for countries i.e. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, etc. They also work on student visas for the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore, and European countries. Over the years, they have studied the market and redefined the process to ensure higher visa success. Their primary way of operation is providing an unbiased perspective to their clients. Australia Migration is another niche area for her company.

She maintains that all consultancies must follow this approach of providing genuine and factual advice to their clients. The focus must be on recommending a visa product that is most beneficial for the client. The case selection must undergo stringent scrutinization so high visa success is consistently maintained.

Education

The Indian National Memory Championship – 2021 (Online) Announced

New Delhi (India), October 01: The Indian National Memory Championship, an Online Memory Championship, will be held on 31st October 2021 Sunday. It is open for participation for all Indian and foreign citizens of all ages.

Our ability to remember is being eroded day by day. Most of the students are not aware of scientific methods of memorisation; hence they are going through a lot of stress and failure. Be it a student, a professional or any adult, memory is at the heart of everything we do – academics, examinations, communication, creativity, and thinking – indeed, it is the root of our existence. Hence, there is a need to train and practice memory as a sport, as a hobby so that we remain active throughout our life. Participation in this Memory championship will give an opportunity for the students to master these techniques and excel in their examinations.

India has hosted 10 Offline and 1 Online National Memory Championships so far. Due to the existing Global Pandemic, the World Memory Sports Council for India is organising the Indian Open Memory Championship 2021 also ONLINE. This year Online Memory Championship is the improvised version of the last year Online Memory Championship with the best security features and most user friendly without any technical hiccups.

World Memory Sports Council for India :

World Memory Sports Council for India is headed by Squadron Leader Jayasimha, Multiple Guinness World Record Holder. He had been training and conducting students for Memory Championships from a Decade. He has Trained more than 1M People across the globe and is known for memory, Speed Training & Mentalism. He got featured on BBC, National Geographic Channel & All Major Publications. With a vision to create World Memory Champions from India, he has organising Memory Championships in India.

The Highlights of Indian National Memory Championship 2021 (Online) :

  • The Winner of the National Open Memory Championship-2021 will be awarded the title “Indian National Memory Champion – 2021”.
  •   A prize worth Rs 10,000,00/- allocated for the winners (Cash Prize & Digital Courses).
  • Award certificates of Recognition & Medals to the overall top 10 participants of the championship will be awarded in each category & a Participation Certificate for everyone who Participates.
  • The contestants would be awarded National Rankings. The individual scores and the rankings will be put up at the official website www.nationalmemorycouncilofindia.com

Categories of IMC 2021 :

The Indian Memory Championship will be organized under the following four categories :

Kids: Age 12 years or under: Born in 2009 or after

Junior: Age 13 to 17 years: Born 2003 – 2008

Adults: Age 18 to 59 years: Born 1961 – 2000

Senior: Age 60 years and above: Born before 1961

First Prize: Rs 50,000/- & Trophy & a certificate (Lifetime Membership, Courses Worth 35,000/- + 15K Cash Prize)

Second Prize: Rs 40,000/- & Trophy & a certificate (Lifetime Membership, Courses Worth 30,000/- + 10K Cash Prize)

Third Prize: Rs 30,000/- & Trophy & a certificate (Lifetime Membership, Courses Worth 25,000/- + 5K Cash Prize)

Different Disciplines :

There will be overall five disciplines for winning the Memory Championships:

  1. Memorising Random Numbers
  2. Memorising Random Words
  3. Memorising Binary Numbers
  4. Memorising Playing Cards
  5. Memorising Historic / Future Dates

There will be marks allotted for each discipline. The Memory Athlete with the highest score of these five disciplines will be declared the Indian Memory Champion 2021.

Prize Fund & the Title:

The overall winner will be awarded the title, “The Indian National Memory Champion – 2021”.

The overall Prizes Worth Rs 10,000,00/- will be distributed as below:

Overall Winners :

First Prize Worth Rs 100,000/- & Trophy & a Certificate ( Lifetime Courses Access Worth 75K + 25K Cash Prizes)

Second Prize :Rs 75,000/- & Trophy & a Certificate ( Lifetime Courses Access Worth 60K + 15K Cash Prizes)

Third Prize :Rs 50,000/- & Trophy & a Certificate ( Lifetime Courses Access Worth 40K + 10K Cash Prizes)

Special Prize: Youngest Memory Kid will get All Access Junior Pass Worth Rs. 25000/-

Who can Participate & How to Register? 

The championship is open-to-all Indian & Foreign Nationals to compete in the Kids, Junior, Adult and Senior Category. You may visit the OFFICIAL National Memory Council of India website: Register at: www.jayasimha.in  or www.nationalmemorycouncilofindia.com or call us on 9985031777, 9985041777 or 9866018989.

Competition Schedule & Procedure:

This is an online Championship. The date of the Championship is 31st October 2021, Sunday at 10 am.

The venue will be your house, school, or office at any location that is convenient to you so anyone across the world can attend.

 

Education

Vajiram and Ravi Lead the Pack as UPSC Declares Results For 2020 Exam

Vajiram and Ravi have been producing AIR 1 rank in the Civil Services Exam, almost every year for the past more than 20 years

New Delhi (India), September 27: With UPSC 2020 results declared last Friday, the temperament of civil service aspirants has been jubilant. Calls, hugs, sweets, happy tears are all over the place as these aspirants see their dreams of entering civil services fulfilled. While parents, families and friends praise the sincerity, dedication and perseverance of these aspirants who have cracked the examination, candidates credit this success to their mentors. One such institute which has been mentoring IAS aspirants for the last four decades is Vajiram and Ravi.

This year, a total of 761 out of which 216 female and 545 male candidates have been recommended for appointment. A total of 10564 candidates qualified for appearance in the Written (Main) Examination which was held in January 2021. A total of 2053 candidates qualified for the Personality Test of the examination.

Building strong candidature based on quality preparation & teaching excellence is Vajiram& Ravi’s core ethos since 1976. Vajiram and Ravi has once again continued with their glorious performance this year as well. This year in Civil Services Exam 2020, its students have achieved six ranks in the top 10 ranks, 31 students in the top 50 ranks and 64 students in the top 100 ranks. Overall, more than 400 candidates out of 761 have secured ranks in the final merit list of CSE 2020.

“Many congratulations to all the successful candidates of the Civil Services Exam 2020. Now you are entering the world of challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities. We wish you all the best in serving the people of this nation. It is a matter of immense pride for us that 6 out of 10 CSE 2020 toppers are Vajiram and Ravi Students, Including Shubham Kumar, Jagrati Awasthi and Ankita Jain, who have secured All India Rank 1,2 & 3 respectively. For those students who did not get the desired result in the Civil Services Exam 2020, be consistent in your preparation. With perseverance, you shall succeed. Vajiram& Ravi promises its continued high standards in coaching for the success of its aspirants. ” Said, Ravindran, Director of Vajiram& Ravi

Women are conquering the world. With surpassing every realm women are now taking centre stage in civil services as well. From dominating the skies to breaking age-old tradition women are doing it all.

Ankita Jain, Mamta Yadav, Apala Mishra and Ria Dabi have followed examples set by Tina Dabi, 2015 IAS Topper. Incidentally, all these three women toppers have been mentored by Vajiram& Ravi.

Ecstatic at how these three bright women have scored at the UPSC, Mr. Ravindran couldn’t control his happiness. Wishing them, he said, “Congratulations to Ankita Jain, Mamta Yadav, Apala Mishra and Ria Dabi for securing 3rd, 5th, 9th and 15th Ranks in Civil Services Examination 2020. They had studied General Studies Prelim & Mains programme at Vajiram & Ravi. We are proud of your achievement.

Tina and Ria Dabi, both topper sisters, studied at Vajiram and Ravi. They both were students of the General Studies Prelims cum Main programme 2014-15 and 2019-20, respectively. Both sisters got into IAS on their first attempt.

 

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Canada Surpasses the U.S. as Top Study Destination of Choice for Indian Students in 2020

U.S. enrollment sees decrease of 4 percent: IIE-IC3 joint report

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 29: Canada saw a 431 per cent growth in international student enrollment from India in five years, increasing 161,351 students from 2015 to 2020, says a joint report by the IC3 Movement and the International Institute of Education (IIE) titled “International Student Mobility Flows and COVID-19 Realities”.

The rapid growth in Canada is evident when compared with the United States. The United States also saw an increase in the total number of students from India. However, the increase of 60,236 students only resulted in a 45 per cent growth, signalling that over the past five years, students from India enrolled at higher education institutions in Canada in greater numbers and a much faster rate than in the United States. In 2020, Canada surpassed the United States and became the leading host of students from India pursuing higher education.

The number of Indian students in the United States declined for the first time in seven years, decreasing by 4 per cent in 2019/2020, driven primarily by declines in Indian graduate students and those pursuing Optional Practical Training.

The flow of international students crossing borders to pursue educational opportunities has been significantly affected by the COVID‐19 pandemic, causing higher education systems worldwide to consider the context and realities of global academic mobility before and after the health crisis. The joint paper by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and IC3 analyze significant international student mobility trends before the COVID‐19 pandemic, the role of host countries in offering academic opportunities to international students, and the increased competitiveness among countries to attract international students. The report provides an overview of the global mobility flows to and from major world regions in the 2019/2020 academic year and considers the effects of COVID‐19 on global student mobility and how the pandemic has comparatively affected international students and the countries that serve as their hosts.

Vivek Mansukhani, Head, IIE India, said, “The challenges of the pandemic will create opportunities for a breakthrough in international education. Higher education institutions worldwide are working hard to provide options for international students, including hybrid instruction models and other options for study. Their efforts to support international students and maintain a welcome environment through increased communications, mental health and well-being services, financial support, and other actions will prove incredibly important in the years to come. The focus will shift to ensure that knowledge furthers happiness and peace, helps us appreciate the reality of interconnectedness and cultivates our dormant human potential to the fullest.”

You can read the full report here.

About IC3 Movement

The IC3 (short form for International Career and College Counseling) Movement, with its mission to bring counseling in every school, is at its core, dedicated to helping young people across the globe find career paths through education that will lead to fulfilled happy and productive lives. Comprising four key, volunteer-driven initiatives — the Annual IC3 Conference, IC3 Regional Forums, IC3 Live, and the IC3 Institute — the IC3 Movement aims to empower every school to run a robust, fully functioning career and college counseling department.

About IIE (Institute of International Education)

IIE has been a world leader in international education since 1919. IIE works to build more peaceful and equitable societies by advancing scholarship, building economies and promoting access to opportunity. As a not-for-profit with 18 offices and affiliates worldwide, IIE collaborates with a range of corporate, government and foundation partners across the globe to design and manage scholarship, study abroad, workforce training and leadership development programs. For more information, visit www.iie.org.