The government announced an
international education strategy
focusing on outbound mobility,
diversification and increased
support for Canadian education
exports. Languages Canada
members welcomed 6% more
students in 2018 than in 2017,
with seven out of the top-10 source
countries reporting increases. In
separate news, statistics showed that
three of every four African students
get their applications for study
The UK education sector was elated when the
government announced it would reintroduce post-study
work rights for international students for two
years post-graduation, with students graduating in
the 2021 academic year set to benefit. Meanwhile,
independent ELT school, Excel English, closed in
August citing tough trading.
German higher education institutions hosted a total of
374,583 international students in 2018, a 4% increase
on the previous year, DAAD statistics revealed. The
large majority of international students in Germany
(83%) would recommend the country as a study
destination, a survey showed.
International students have complained about delays
waiting for residency permits this year. Meanwhile
LAL Language Centres announced that Language
Campus/Idiomas GC in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria,
would be joining as an LAL Partner Centre in 2020.
Malta has been pushing
for Maltese proficiency
among new arrivals to the
country and their children.
The number of
in the Czech Republic
has skyrocketed over
the last two decades,
figures showed, with
over 10,000 Erasmus
students in 2017/18.
The University of Teramo in Italy signed an
agreement that will pave the way to forge a closer
collaboration on research, training and student
mobility with African universities by waiving many
fees for African students.
Institutions in the US once
again triumphed in the
Academic Ranking of World
Universities as 16 of the top 20
worldwide were in the country.
The State Dept. has declared
IEPs are on the frontline of its
There was a 45% increase of non-EEA
students choosing Ireland between
2013 and 2017, statistics revealed.
But concerns remain over immigration
procedures, accommodation and
employment. The government passed
a bill to protect staff and students at
language schools, aiming to offset losses
for students and staff in the event of a
language school collapsing.
Global education firm LCI Education,
headquartered in Canada, announced a significant
strategic partnership with Brazilian education travel
agency STB in a move aiming to accelerate the
company's international growth strategy.