27 September 2017

Around the world in five

Here’s a round-up of five developments and news stories from key international education markets.

Around the world

US
English language learning sector squeezed by market conditions
Difficult trading conditions over the last 12 months have taken their toll on intensive English language learning programmes in the US, leading to programme closures and an EnglishUSA membership decrease of 7.8 percent.
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GLOBAL
OECD charts a slowing of international mobility growth
Growth in outbound mobility has slowed notably since 2010, according to a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report on global education trends. The report highlights factors that will continue to shape global mobility trends through 2025.
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CHINA
Overseas experience trumps language learning for Chinese students
Experiencing an overseas culture is the main reason for Chinese students to attend summer school programmes in the UK, according to education agents who took part in research from the British Council and English UK, placing this above improving foreign language ability. Read more

INDIA
Pearson brings virtual international education to India
UK learning company Pearson has launched a virtual international education curriculum for classes up to standard 12 in India, in partnership with International Connections Academy (iNaCA).
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UK
How can universities help international students feel at home?
How universities in the UK are making international students feel welcome in the wake of Brexit and harsher visa rules.
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