Our 2017 Predictions and Upcoming Conferences
Envisage International:
Issue #76 - January 2018
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Our 2018 Predictions

2018 has arrived, Happy New Year! Like in years past, our January newsletter is devoted to sharing with you the predictions we’ve made for the upcoming year around the world of international higher ed, student insurance, and internet marketing. Visit the December 2017 newsletter to see how we did with last year’s predictions.

We hope you enjoy the newsletter, and all the best in new year.

Keith Clausen
President
for the Envisage International Team

End of the Mandate Pushes Schools Away from the ACA for International Students

Although Republican efforts over the summer to repeal the ACA (Obamacare) failed, that didn’t mean the landmark legislation was safe from attack. Instead, it's been... Read more >>>


Open Doors Report Shows New High, Followed by Steep Drop-Off

For 45 years the number of international students in the US has grown every year, with the exception of... Read more >>>


Continued Turmoil and Adaptation Within The For-Profit Sector

2016 and 2017 were brutal years for the for-profit education sector. We saw the end of ITT Tech and Corinthian Colleges, the demise of... Read more >>>


Canada and Australia Continue to Erode the US International Student Market Share

Canada and Australia have laid the groundwork to take advantage of the projected shrinking international student population in the US. According to the... Read more >>>


J-1 Visa Programs Will Continue to Weather the Storm

While there were no major changes to the J-1 visa program last year, it certainly was a bumpy ride. In the spring of 2017 a draft executive order was leaked... Read more >>>


International US High School Enrollments Will Continue to Thrive

International students coming to study at US high schools more than tripled between 2004 and 2016 to 82,000, as reported by IIE in the summer of 2017, and we only expect this trend to... Read more >>>


Universities Increase Focus on Smartphone Addiction and its Impact on the Mental Health of Students

In recent years more studies have surfaced from around the globe exploring the impact that technology has on the mental health of college students. For example, a 2017 survey... Read more >>>


Touchless Interfaces Make a Big Leap Forward

“Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights.” By now we’ve all gotten used to the idea of asking Siri, Alexa, Google and Cortana for help recalling an obscure fact, sending a text message to... Read more >>>


More Schools Start to Use Mobile Messaging Apps

It’s no secret that mobile messaging apps are popular and only continue to grow. When it comes to apps like WeChat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, KakaoTalk, and LINE, billions of people are... Read more >>>


Artificial Intelligence Will Be Huge

For years popular fiction has portrayed AI (Artificial Intelligence) as heartless killing machines. Think Blade Runner, The Matrix, The Terminator and Joshua from War Games... Read more >>>


Upcoming Conferences

  • January 31-February 2: GAIE, St. Simon, GA
  • February 8-10: SunshinePHP, Miami, FL
  • February 15-16: FAIE, St. Augustine, FL
  • February 27: Ibero Fair, Mexico City, México
  • March 17-19: WETM-IAC, Seville, Spain
  • March 21-23: MAIE, Bay City, MI
  • March 21-23: CONAHEC, Guadalajara, México
  
  
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