Author Archives: Don Sears

The Impact of Betsy DeVos on the For-Profit Education Sector

We all know that we now have a for-profit friendly administration, led by Betsy DeVos.  She has hired staff and attorneys that come from inside the for-profit industry.  Now her focus seems to be on changing the borrower defense rule … Continue reading

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English as a Second Language Programs Feeling the Pain

For the first time in many years the US international education sector is seeing its first signs of slowed growth, English as a Second Language programs are feeling the pain and seeing drastic drops in the number of students enrolling … Continue reading

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Canada’s Growing International Student Boom

It is easy to sit here and say that last November’s election and current US international demeanor and policies are the cause of Canada’s growing international student boom. To be fair, that is probably true to some extent.  It is … Continue reading

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State of the Union in the For-Profit Industry

The new administration is in their first 100 days.  So, what is the State of the Union in the for-profit industry? Things are looking up for the beleaguered for-profit industry in 2017.  That is at least what Wall Street thinks. … Continue reading

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New Recommendations from NACAC on the Use of Commissioned Agents

In 2013 NACAC officially gave their member institutions the green light to add the use of agents to their recruiting arsenal.  However, at their 2016 meeting there were two new recommendations from NACAC on the use of commissioned agents. Those recommendations from … Continue reading

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US Based For-Profit Schools Continue to Look to International Markets for Growth

With growing regulation, continued scrutiny and shrinking revenue, US based for-profit schools look to international markets for growth.  In 2015, we saw the closing of Corinthian College.  This resulted in the closing 28 campuses and affecting over 16,000 students. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Effectively Market the Value of a Community College to International Students

Here in the USA, we all know the value of a community college.  But, how do you effectively market the value of a community college to international students who are not familiar with the benefits of getting an Associates Degree … Continue reading

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For-Profit Schools Turn to International as a way to Boost Falling Profits

As domestic enrollments decrease, increased government oversight and revenue falling, more for-profit schools turn to international as a way to boost falling profits.  Schools like DeVry, University of Phoenix, Walden University and others are targeting international students as a way … Continue reading

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How to Market your School on InternationalStudent.com

  Envisage International is hosting a free Webinar on how to market you school on InternationalStudent.com.  The live Webinar is Thursday, January 22nd at 2:00 EST.  The recorded Webinar will also be available on our corporate site. During this Webinar … Continue reading

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Introducing International Student Hangouts for Schools

If you are like most schools that are looking to increase or diversify your international student population, you have looked at many different ways to reach and recruit them.  You have gotten up early, gotten on an airplane, literally flown … Continue reading

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