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The Impact of COVID-19 on International Education in 2020 and the Road to Recovery – Disponible uniquement en anglais

May 11 - June 29

Cost: Free Register

As we look toward the horizon and an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, the international education sector now turns its attention to the road to recovery.  In this two-part webinar, Navitas will unpack data collected and analyzed from its partners worldwide and articulate three recovery scenarios that map out the trajectory for global student flows over the next 5 to 10 years. These scenarios include: 

  1. Recovery and rapid rebound
  2. Shifting up international HE 
  3. Slow and suppressed recovery 


May 11 – 1:00pm-2:30pm (EDT) 

Part I: The impact of COVID-19 on international education in 2020 and the road to recovery

Session Overview

The research presented spans all major destination countries. It will provide deep insights into the global international student market and draw on many sources from publicly available data to intelligence from Navitas’ offshore network and primary research with their agents.

In this webinar, Jon Chew, Head, Strategic Insights and Analytics, will introduce the conceptual framework used to gather data from pre-, mid-and post-COVID student cohorts and then surface patterns of international student behaviour. He will then take a deep dive into what has actually come to pass in 2020 in terms of key indicators for the major destinations of Australia, the UK, Canada and to a lesser extent the US. There will be a particular focus on the visa processing challenges that have held Canada back in recent times.

This webinar will overlay insights from a Navitas agent survey conducted in September 2020 and March 2021 along with first-hand feedback from agents and an offshore network to give richness and context to the narrative coming through in the data. To conclude, the webinar will cast forward to make predictions on what 2021 might hold, including five reasons to be optimistic from a macro global standpoint.

June 29 – 1:00pm-2:30pm (EDT) 

Part II: Dynamics of the road to recovery in 2021 and beyond

Session Overview

Informed by the collective feedback from participants of Part I, Navitas will craft this follow-up webinar to the needs of the audience.  During Part II, Navitas and CBIE will invite participants to engage with partners and colleagues in the international education community to explore and discuss these possible futures for global international education inbound mobility.

Learning Objectives

  • Find out how students are behaving and how 2020 has panned out globally as a result – there are some surprises!
  • Get an outlook for 2021 and beyond
  • Start thinking about the future, and why


Jonathan Chew

Head, Strategic Insights and Analytics  

Jon Chew is one of world’s leading market analysts in international education. He was previously a Principal at Australian management consulting firm the Nous Group, and is now Head, Strategic Insights and Analytics at Navitas.  Jon brings in-depth expertise, access to a wide range of external and in-house datasets, an up-to-the-minute industry perspective, developed collaboratively with a global network of stakeholders, policymakers and experts.


May 11
June 29


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