Past-President, UCIEP, US
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“ Five years ago when I talked
to agents about coming to Cairns,
they said: no, we only send students to
Melbourne and Sydney because they’re
the destinations people want. With the
destination marketing that has been
happening for the Great Barrier Reef and
Cairns over the last five years, people are
now saying: we want to experience Cairns.
We’ve been to Melbourne, Sydney, we are
looking for something different.
we want to
Carol Doyle, President,
Study Cairns, Australia
One of the challenges I think for
our field is the longer adjudication time
for SEVP to adjudicate and approve
pathway programs. When you have
programs that are waiting over a year for
approval that can make it challenging.
And there are other enrolment
issues with everything going on with
the world economy: the strong dollar,
political climate, sponsoring agencies,
changing policies, new language policies
and different countries. So that’s one
challenge our field is facing.
waiting over a
year for approval
that can make it
#YouAreWelcomeHere, US Of the international
students surveyed who knew
of the #YouareWelcomeHere
campaign, it’s something that
91 per cent said it influenced
their perception of the US.
And about 80 per cent of
those said they were more
likely to consider the US as a
study destination. So it’s the
right message and we need to
get it out.
they were more
likely to consider
the US as a study