Industry Update | June 2023

This month's digest provides an overview of notable industry developments and insights gathered from our research and in-market activities in June 2023.

August 28, 2023 BONARD

The highlights include the unveiling of the fifth edition of our China Agent Market Annual Report, highly anticipated releases of English language annual statistics in the UK and Australia, and our personal observations from this year's NAFSA conference.

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China Agent Market 2023 Annual Report

China’s reopening offers a remarkable opportunity for educators to re-establish their presence in the market, and it is essential to be well-prepared.

In June, BONARD delivered the 5th round of it's China Agent Market Annual Report webinar series. Igor Skibickij (COO) and Grace Zhu (China Branch Director) provided clear guidance on navigating the current #agent market in #China.

Access key takeaways, a recording of the webinar and a copy of the presentation by clicking below:

Read the key takeaways >>


ELICOS students in Australia surge by 138%

According to recent research conducted by English Australia and BONARD, the number of international students studying English in Australia witnessed a remarkable 138% increase in 2022 compared to 2021.


1689151935091Resilience and recovery in student group travel

Student group travel experienced robust growth in 2022 compared to 2021, with a 198% increase in out-of-country travel according to new research delivered by SYTA: Student & Youth Travel Association and BONARD. Get more insights into student group travel by clicking on the button below.



ELICOS students value interaction outside their classes

Building connections beyond the virtual classroom is important for ELICOS students in New South Wales (NSW), according to recent research produced by Study NSW, English Australia, and BONARD. See the presentation of the study's results below.



The UK ELT sector is regaining its strength in student weeks

The student week volume in the UK's ELT sector has nearly reached pre-pandemic levels, standing at an impressive 92% of Q1 2019. Read more about the UKELT industry’s source markets in the QUIC quarterly report, jointly produced by English UK and BONARD.



'A remarkable experience': Igor Skibickij shares insights from the NAFSA conference

Igor Skibickij, BONARD's COO, recently attended the highly anticipated NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, and he describes it as a remarkable experience. According to Igor, this year's event exceeded all expectations.

"Bringing back home with me a lot of inspiration and a long list of to-do initiatives but it’s exciting! If last year we were rather new to the U.S. education sector, this year we have truly consolidated our presence through our work with government agencies, study consortia, sector associations and institutional stakeholders."

Read a snapshot of his experience by clicking the button below.

Read Igor's impressions >>


Agent Sales Trips: Connect your institution with the right partners

Are you seeking the opportunity to connect with leading student recruitment agencies in your preferred source markets? Our Agent Sales Trips calendar still has available dates for 2023/2024. Specifically tailored for individual education providers, BONARD's Agent Sales Trips offer personalized, in-person experiences, facilitating the establishment of strong relationships with the ideal partners.

See the product flyer >>

News You Should Not Miss

Industry highlights provided by BONARD Market Monitor

  • Australia: Government policy ‘exacerbates bush divide’ for overseas students. Read more >>

  • Canada signs youth mobility agreements with South Korea and Finland. Read more >>

  • New Zealand scholarships to send students to Asia and LATAM over the next year. Read more >>

  • US denied more than a third of student visa applications in FY2022. Read more >>

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