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The Cambridge Insider Podcast

The Cambridge Insider Podcast

By Cambridge Network
Expert information in the international secondary education sphere.

Brought to you by Cambridge Network professionals, The Cambridge Insider Podcast brings together experts in international education to discuss the latest news and insights from around the industry.

With a focus on secondary school education, and the largest international recruiting markets of China, Korea, and Vietnam, keep up to date on what's happening and how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of international education.

Tune in every Monday and join your favorite hosts Craig and Stephen, with surprise guests!
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What Should International Students Look for in a Good Homestay Program?
The homestay experience is arguably the most important aspect of a student’s study abroad experience.  What then should international students and their families look for when selecting a quality homestay program? Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Need Summer Housing? Find a Host Family, American High Schools, & Academic Support (cambridgenetwork.com)
21:22
July 26, 2021
How International Students Should Prepare to Travel for Fall 2021
With COVID-19 once more rearing its ugly head, creating subsequent waves of outbreaks leading to lockdowns and other restrictions in the summer of 2021, international students must make preparations to travel out of their home countries at a time when travel is highly restricted. Cambridge works with a large network of American schools; consequently, this show will outline best practices for preparing to safely and successfully travel into the United States, as an international student in 2021. Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Need Summer Housing? Find a Host Family, American High Schools, & Academic Support (cambridgenetwork.com)
17:24
July 19, 2021
Connecting Students in a Digital World
As more education and activities move online, students are increasingly growing distant from one another, teachers, mentors, and administrators. Cambridge CARE was developed as a response to the isolation we’ve observed that students are experiencing. Join hosts Leanna and Stephen and special guest Sarah Liew, a Senior Student Development Manager at Cambridge Network, for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Need Summer Housing? Find a Host Family, American High Schools, & Academic Support (cambridgenetwork.com)
19:04
July 12, 2021
Updated COVID-19 Regulations for International Students
In preparation for students returning in the Fall, Cambridge Network has recently issued updated COVID-19 guidelines for international students studying in the United States. Based on the latest recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), learn about best practices of how long to quarantine, where to quarantine, what to watch out for to stay safe, and much more. Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Need Summer Housing? Find a Host Family, American High Schools, & Academic Support (cambridgenetwork.com)
17:25
July 5, 2021
International Student Stories and Alumni Relations
Schools put a lot of effort into keeping in touch with graduated students and their families for advancement purposes, however, this is often not the case with international students. Many of the students who have traveled to the U.S. to study abroad for 3 to 4 years, typically go on to be very successful and sometimes very wealthy. How then is the best way to keep up with these students? Join hosts Leanna and Stephen and special guest Simone Sprague, a Student Development Manager at Cambridge Network, for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Need Summer Housing? Find a Host Family, American High Schools, & Academic Support (cambridgenetwork.com)
23:17
June 28, 2021
The Only Way to Recruit Students in 2021-22
Now that the worst of COVID-19 is hopefully behind us, it’s time to re-examine our student recruiting strategies for the coming year, and beyond. It’s true that the pandemic was the direct cause of dwindling international student enrollment in the past few months, but there are other factors contributing to the longer-term downtrend of international student enrollment from 2017. This episode discusses Cambridge’s strategy to help our schools recruit in this new market. Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Need Summer Housing? Find a Host Family, American High Schools, & Academic Support (cambridgenetwork.com)
19:18
June 21, 2021
Encouraging International Student Leadership
Too often we see examples of international students with difficulties integrating into school communities; having a tough time making friends with domestic students; or who just have low confidence. Given the herculean task of studying abroad, and in a foreign language, it’s to be expected that many international students struggle with this. One way to help combat this issue is to encourage international student leadership. Join hosts Leanna and Stephen and special guest Mariah Thomson, a Student Development Manager at Cambridge Network, for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Need Summer Housing? Find a Host Family, American High Schools, & Academic Support (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
22:29
June 13, 2021
What Should International Students do for Summer 2021
After a long and arduous school year, summer break is finally here! What should international students do? If you haven’t made plans for the summer break, aren’t sure what to do or how to do it, this episode is for you. From summer housing, to self-care, and credit recovery, we discuss it all. Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Need Summer Housing? Find a Host Family, American High Schools, & Academic Support (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
15:00
June 7, 2021
Star International Student on Studying in the U.S. During the Pandemic
A recent high school graduate, founder of a non-profit organization, and all-around star international student Shaelyn Xia discusses her experience studying in the United States. Shaelyn gives tips on how she improved her English, dealt with the pandemic far away from home, and what she has planned for the future. Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Visit Shaelyn’s Nonprofit: https://educationbirdtutoring.com/ Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
15:27
May 31, 2021
How Can Schools Support International Student Mental Health
Imagine the stresses and strains of the pandemic on top of being halfway across the world to study in a foreign language and culture.  While the pandemic has been challenging for most of us, it has been especially challenging for our international students. This episode of the Cambridge Insider Podcast deals with how schools can better support their international students’ mental health. Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Read the article being referenced during the pod, here: The Pandemic Put a Mental-Health Strain on International Students. Here’s How Colleges Can Meet Their Needs. (chronicle.com) Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
17:06
May 24, 2021
Students Aged 12 to 15 can now be Vaccinated !!
This week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared an Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for adolescents, aged 12 to 15 years old. This is a significant development given that many younger secondary school students were heretofore ineligible to receive vaccinations against COVID-19. How does this affect international recruitment? Will private schools mandate that students be vaccinated before arriving on campus? Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Read the official announcement from the FDA, here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Adolescents in Another Important Action in Fight Against Pandemic | FDA Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
14:13
May 17, 2021
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Last week, our Cambridge Insider Podcast co-host Stephen gave a presentation to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) concerning recent trends in the overall international student recruitment market. This week’s episode provides an overview of that presentation, which was said by many of the attendees to be very useful. This recent article also summarizes the main points of the presentation: Cambridge Network Enhanced Marketing for Secondary International Student Programs - Cambridge Network Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
16:59
May 10, 2021
National Interest Exceptions for International Students
On April 26th, 2021, the U.S. Department of State finally announced that the entry ban on Chinese citizens was being lifted! Chinese international students, who comprise the vast majority of international students at the secondary school level, can finally once again enter the U.S. on valid F-1 and M-1 visas. Although this is the great news we’ve all been waiting for, what exactly does this mean for current visa holders? Also, what does this mean for students who do not yet have a valid student visa to enter the U.S.? Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
14:46
May 3, 2021
Vaccines Update
Thankfully, the U.S. has recently excelled in its vaccination initiative against COVID-19. What does this mean for the international secondary education market, and how does this change the landscape moving forward? Join hosts Leanna and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
14:15
April 26, 2021
Farewell Craig.
The Cambridge Insider Podcast’s inaugural co-host Craig Batson is leaving us to pursue another opportunity, and this is his sendoff. We’ll miss you Craig! Join hosts Craig and Stephen, one last time, for some parting words and candid final thoughts on the industry. Stay tuned to The Cambridge Insider Podcast for more great content and a surprise new host! Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
09:38
April 19, 2021
How to Interview Chinese International Students [...Or any International Students for that Matter]
Are you an admissions officer looking for interview tips on how to successfully interview Chinese international students or any international student for that matter? Then you're in the right place. Mat Tilley has over a decade of experience in international education and has successfully trained school officials on how to best interview them for the past 5 years. Join hosts Craig and Stephen, and special guest Mat for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
14:14
April 12, 2021
COVID-19 Learning Loss
What is COVID-19 Learning Loss? According to Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, in the 2019-20 school year, an average of half of U.S. students suffered a half year learning loss in Reading, and a full year of learning loss in Math. What’s going on, and what can be done about it? SEVIS By the Numbers: https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/2021/03/read-the-2020-sevis-by-the-numbers-report Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry
18:14
April 5, 2021
An International Student Homestay Coordinator in 2021 Shares her Experience
What is an International Student Homestay Coordinator to do in 2021? With all of the restrictions and precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, how is it still possible to house international students and perform regular check-ins with them to ensure their safety and well-being? Join hosts Craig and Stephen, and special guest Leanna Glass, Student Development Manager at Cambridge Homestay, for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar:  Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us
18:46
March 29, 2021
The Latest on Student Vaccinations in 2021
What’s the latest on student vaccinations for March of 2021? Well, you’ve come to the right place!   We’ve aggregated the latest vaccine news and headlines relevant to students studying in the U.S. Join hosts Craig and Stephen, and special guest Dennis Gu, Marketing Specialist at Cambridge Homestay, for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar:  Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us
21:33
March 22, 2021
How to Market your High School to International Students
The year is 2021 and COVID-19 has just ravaged your school’s international recruitment operations. What can be done? How can you effectively market your high school to international students and recreate the success you enjoyed back in 2016, in 2021? Is that even possible? Has COVID irreparably ravaged this market? Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us
19:37
March 15, 2021
International Students’ Immigration Bill of 2021
There’s a new bill on Capitol Hill that can directly affect international students of all ages. What does this 353-page proposed piece of legislation say, and why is it important for international students? Let’s talk about the Biden Administration’s new immigration bill. Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Here’s some background information on the bill: Close reading edition | Revue (getrevue.co) Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Webinar Registration - Zoom Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us
13:48
March 8, 2021
Housing International High School Students
Let’s talk about housing international high school students. International students who come to the U.S. to study have one of two housing options: either reside in a dormitory or stay with a host family. This podcast will discuss the latter option through the lens of Cambridge Network's homestay service. What goes into safely housing international high school students? What’s changed in this process since the pandemic? What are the benefits of choosing Cambridge Homestay as a housing solution? Join hosts Craig and Stephen, and special guest Stephen Glaspie, Regional Manager of Student Services at Cambridge Homestay, for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us
18:49
March 1, 2021
Anti-Asian Coronavirus Racism
Ever since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a marked increase of anti-Asian racist incidents in the United States. While these incidents are unequivocally reprehensible, it is especially disheartening for these events to occur in schools, where children are meant to feel safe and nurtured. How can schools proactively combat this scourge? Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: https://thecambridgenetwork.zoom.us/webinar/register/9816111026779/WN_P2oHBT-VSeC4oRiq30mbzA Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us
18:26
February 22, 2021
U.S. Vaccination Progress
What are the latest updates on the U.S. vaccination effort, and how is it affecting international student enrollment? Has there been a “Biden Bump,” or increase in international student applicants since the new President has taken office? Happy Lunar New Year! Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Forbes Article on "Biden Bounce" South China Morning Post on the Biden Administration getting set to welcome Chinese students back Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: Free Online Webinars for International Student Programs & Schools (cambridgenetwork.com) Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us
15:32
February 15, 2021
Enrollment is STILL Down
Student enrollment is still down. What are schools to do? Everyone knows that the pandemic hasn’t helped improve student enrollment outcomes, nor has the travel ban barring Chinese students from coming to the U.S. Nevertheless, what can schools do to help themselves at this point? Also, what novel strategies should be adopted to improve the likelihood of successfully recruiting students in Fall 2021 and beyond? Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion and valuable insight. Register for the next free Cambridge Network Webinar: https://thecambridgenetwork.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-dOVQWaXSoe1U1LpbxkmnA Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us
18:56
February 8, 2021
Affordable K-12 Tutoring
Sarah Guo, Associate Director of Cambridge Academic Center, joins Craig and Stephen to share important information about expert yet affordable K-12 online tutoring offered by Cambridge Network and how students can receive customized small-group or one-on-one tutoring. Due to the 2020 pandemic, a large number of students who had issues adapting to distance learning have fallen behind. Help your students catch up with expert yet affordable tutoring services. https://www.creativek12.com/contact-us/
17:56
February 1, 2021
U.S. Foreign Policy 2021 & International Education
At noon on January 20th, 2021, the United States officially inaugurated a new President: Joseph R. Biden Jr., and with that, a radical shift in U.S. foreign policy. What specific changes can schools with international programs, and international students expect from this new foreign policy? Will Chinese students once again be able to make visa appointments at Chinese consular offices? Will the travel ban on Chinese nationals soon be lifted?   Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact-us
15:43
January 25, 2021
Recruit Korean Students & Recruit Students from Vietnam
With the travel ban on Chinese students still in effect and student recruitment being at an historic low, there is no better time to explore non-Chinese markets to recruit international students. Craig and Stephen discuss international student recruitment in Korea and Vietnam with Cambridge’s Associate Director of Global Sales Operations, Soyoen Moon Gangemi. Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact_us Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion
19:41
January 18, 2021
What to Prepare Before Studying in the U.S.?
Happy New Year 2021! It’s January 2021 and there are a number of students who will soon fly into the U.S. to study abroad for the start of the Spring semester. What then should they do to prepare for their study abroad experience? Craig and Stephen discuss International Student Orientation and everything our students and families need to do to prepare for success. This discussion is not only useful for students and their families, but also their schools! So join us and find out what tips these veteran “In-Country Orientation” experts share. Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact_us Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion
21:55
January 11, 2021
Healthy Teachers Nurture Healthy Students
Margaret Morris, Dean of Professional Development at Cambridge Network, joins Craig and Stephen to share vital advice about professional development and how it translates directly to student-wellbeing. Not to be overlooked for its utility and importance at schools, professional development of educators, especially with regards to social and emotional development, is key to a program’s academic success. E-mail Margaret Morris directly with any questions:  margaret.morris@cambridgenetwork.com Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact_us Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion
14:44
January 4, 2021
The ONE Thing Schools Must Do to Recruit in 2021
What is the ONE thing that any school must do in order to successfully recruit students in 2021? This applies across the board, for schools with an international student program and schools without one: articulate a clear and concise COVID-19 mitigation strategy for re-opening. Some schools may already be open, while others have been exclusively relegated to distance learning for months, nevertheless, in order to attract any new students, foreign or domestic, students and parents must feel safe. Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact_us Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion
17:43
December 28, 2020
International Education Marketing and Recruitment Advice
Katie Chen, International Marketing Expert sits down with Craig and Stephen to share vital advice about marketing your international program in 2020 and beyond, as well as how to position your school to be in the best position to recruit students for the coming seasons. Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Have students in need of high-quality subject tutoring? https://creativek12.com/contact_us Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion
22:53
December 21, 2020
For the Students: A Message to our International Student Audience
What should students be doing to maximize their ability to gain acceptance to their top schools? This episode is dedicated to our students, the reason that we do what we do. We hope that this helps. Should you have any questions, please reach out by leaving a voice message on Anchor.fm, or by dropping a comment on the YouTube channel. Want to study online with an American High School, from China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Need help with a particular subject? https://creativek12.com/contact_us Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion
15:14
December 14, 2020
Pfizer, Moderna, and Astra Zeneca: Vaccines to the Rescue?
This past week, a number of vaccines have been announced to be imminently available to the public, as the vaccine makers are in the process of applying to the U.S. government for emergency use authorization. The U.K. has already approved one such request, and it will begin administering their vaccine to the public by next week. What does this all mean for our international students and the secondary international education market, at large? Also, China has a vaccine—have they already begun distributing it? How effective is it? Link to the article discussed in this episode:  https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/01/asia/china-coronavirus-vaccine-diplomacy-intl-hnk/index.html Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? https://smoa.cambridgenetwork.com/inquiry Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion.
16:11
December 7, 2020
The Numbers are in and Enrollment is Officially Down, What Can Schools Do?
The numbers from the Institute of International Education are in, and enrollment is officially down for the fourth straight year (since 2016). What are schools to do? Listen to Craig and Stephen give practical advice for how your school can thrive despite a drop in international student recruitment. Interested in retaining students and offering them an option for synchronous learning in China? Look into St. Mary’s Online Academy Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative discussion.
21:19
November 30, 2020
Jeannie Jaworski, International Education Expert
Special guest and International Education veteran Jeannie Jaworski joins Craig and Stephen for a deep dive into International Education and the effect of the recent U.S. presidential election on international students.   What policy changes are we likely to see in the near future? How have students responded to the election results? How might this all affect the International Education market? Jeannie can be reached via her LinkedIn Profile
12:36
November 23, 2020
Everything Host Families
How has COVID-19 affected international student hosting? Is it still safe to host an international student? What if any protocols are in place to protect students and hosts? Is Cambridge still looking for hosts? What’s up with Craig’s new look? Interested in hosting an international student? Click here! Join hosts Craig and Stephen, and special guest Kate Benson, Senior Manager of Community Development, for insights, information, and more!
14:53
November 16, 2020
2020 Election, Cambridge Network Restructure, Looking Ahead
How will the results of the 2020 election affect our industry? What can schools do to help the situation? Did Cambridge Network undergo a restructure? More insights into best practices with Cambridge Network’s Recent Webinars Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative news roundup.
13:45
November 9, 2020
Chinese Travel Ban & Visa Appointments, 2020 Election Impact, Halloween Stories
Is there actually a travel ban? When will Chinese students be able to schedule visa appointments at U.S. Consulates? What effect might the 2020 election have on all of this? White House’s Jan. 31st, 2020 Proclamation on the Suspension of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Entering the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Appointment Wait Times Join hosts Craig and Stephen, and special guest Lauren Savo, Program Manager and Head of Cambridge Network’s SEVP and Visa Committee for insights, information, and more!
17:54
November 2, 2020
WeChat Ban, Change in F-1 Visas, Drop in International Enrollment
Where are we with the WeChat Ban? What about the change in F-1 visas? New numbers from the National Student Clearinghouse show a clear reduction in international student enrollment. Why is this? Engadget: US Judge Stands Firm on Decision to Block Ban on WeChat Let your voice be heard in Federal decision-making: https://www.regulations.gov/ AP News: Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over NSC Research Center: Latest Enrollment Information in International Higher Education Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative news roundup.
14:39
October 26, 2020
Simrin Purhar, SaaS Implementation & Onboarding, MediaValet Inc.
Special guest Simrin Purhar, SaaS Implementation and Onboarding Specialist at MediaValet, joins Craig and Stephen to discuss MediaValet, Digital Asset Management (DAM) services, best practices, and her personal podcast where she interviews successful women on their careers, and the journey they took to get there. https://anchor.fm/workinggalsguide
16:20
October 19, 2020
China Back from COVID-19, Student Recruitment in 2020
Are things back to normal in China with COVID-19? Are Chinese families still looking to send their students to study in the U.S.? What will student recruitment look like in the coming year? Join hosts Craig and Stephen, and special guest Sasha Jing, Sales Associate, for an informative news roundup.
20:41
October 19, 2020
Perry Akins, Chairman, iTEP International
Special guest Perry Akins, Chairman of iTEP International, and veteran of the International Education industry joins Craig and Stephen to discuss iTEP, how it was developed, other standardized English tests, the testing and education industry at large, and more! https://www.itepexam.com/
18:55
October 19, 2020
Fr. Peter Clarke, Ed.D., President of Morris Catholic High School
Special guest Fr. Peter Clarke, Ed.D., President of Morris Catholic High School, joins Craig and Stephen to discuss what he looks for when recruiting international students, his recruiting trips to China, distance learning during COVID-19, and more! https://www.morriscatholic.org/
22:14
October 19, 2020
Chris Page, Executive Director of CSIET
Special guest Chris Page, Executive Director of the Council for Standards of International Education Travel, join Craig and Stephen to discuss how COVID-19 has affected his organization and their member schools. https://www.csiet.org/
16:28
October 19, 2020
Change in F-1 Visas, Drop in International Enrollment, Campus Lockdowns
Change in F-1 visa lengths? Drop in international enrollment for 2020? Campus lockdowns in China? Let your voice be heard in Federal decision-making: https://www.regulations.gov/ Join hosts Craig and Stephen for an informative news roundup.
14:10
October 19, 2020
WeChat Ban, Travel Ban, and Mental Health
Is WeChat banned? Student mental health reporting in China. Is there still a travel ban on Chinese nationals flying into the United States? Join hosts Craig Batson and Stephen Van Niekerk for an informative news roundup on the latest headlines in International Education.
15:09
October 19, 2020
The First Episode
Welcome to The Cambridge Insider Podcast! Craig and Stephen go over what you can expect, as well as the motivations behind the making of the pod. This is the place to be to learn about the International Education market, especially for secondary-school education. Brought to you by Cambridge professionals, with love!
07:41
October 19, 2020