A recent survey of 300 educational providers from across 54 countries suggests that the UK is currently the standout performer for the recruitment of international students. The country ranked highest to be ‘open and welcoming’ and its reputation ranked highest among other countries, as rated by different agents.
In the latest two months survey, the opinions of the agents was less focused on the way the countries are handling the pandemic. Most of them agree with the fact that handling the coronavirus is becoming less of a choice factor as the pandemic evolves.
New Zealand, Canada and Australia are all considered more ‘safe and stable’ than other study abroad destinations but considered less open and welcoming. New Zealand is ranked highest in the ‘safe and stable’ category but four of five regarding ‘open and welcoming’.
Although the UK is considered less safe and stable than Canada and New Zealand, the agents argue that the country’s reputation as open and welcoming is more important to its attractiveness as a study destination.
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