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Spotlight on Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand have reliably been found among the world’s leading study destinations in recent years, and both countries have been closely studied, and widely lauded, for their strong responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Recent surveys among both agents and students have given high marks – and top safety ratings – to Australia and New Zealand in the wake of the success that both countries have achieved in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. As we turn the corner into 2021, the big questions will now be when and how the Australian and New Zealand borders will begin to open more widely to foreign students.
 
With all that in mind, we thought this was the right time to present a featured selection of our recent coverage on these two key destinations.
We hope that the featured items below will be helpful in your own thinking and planning for the year ahead, and thank you as always for reading along with us.
 
New data from the Australian government analyses the country's international enrolment with additional detail on returning, commencing, and offshore students. The data reveals a strong, continuing enrolment base for 2021 and identifies some of the important factors that will influence enrolment levels this year.
 
This special podcast episode excerpts two feature panel discussions from the 2020 ICEF Virtual ANZA event. The ANZA region provides some fantastic case studies of educator and stakeholder response during the outbreak, and points the way to some new strategies and services for students post-COVID as well.
 
Australia has announced a second, federally approved pilot to bring international students back into the country under tightly controlled conditions, including two weeks of mandatory, supervised quarantine.
 
Beginning in April, some international students already enrolled in tertiary education in New Zealand will be able to return to the country through a new border exception.
 
A new pathway partnership will soon see foreign students in 30 different countries beginning qualifying studies at home before progressing to study at one of eight New Zealand universities.
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