Posts Tagged ‘international education’

Studying abroad is slowly becoming the rule rather than the exception – international students increased by 1.3 million between 2002 and 2009 and the growth shows no sign of stopping. It’s no secret that students from Asia, especially China, now make up an enormous proportion of international students studying in Europe and North America. But […]

Fixing pupils to their desks is not the way forward when it comes to teaching, according to renowned foreign schools. Schools in Asia push pupils through school successfully by emphasising the importance of homework and by adopting a “meritocratic” approach. This is according to teachers, who rejected the idea that long hours in the classroom […]

Truett Cates from Austin College, Texas noticed the brochures provided by different institutions for studying abroad had almost all women pictured in them. When he questioned the universities on why that was the case, they answered it was a marketing decision; that’s who their customers are. Regardless of the university, the field of study or […]

According to studies, Erasmus students may be widening their career prospects by studying abroad. In a study co-authored by leading economist Matthias Parey, research shows that graduates that have studied abroad are roughly 15% more likely to work abroad following their graduation. In the current financial climate, any so called ‘edge’ in the job market […]

International students have long been attracted to education heavyweights like the United States, the UK and Australia.  Between 2002 and 2009 Canada saw a large increase in international student enrollment, according to a study by World Education Services. Enrollments increased by 67 percent, from 52,650 in 2002 to 87,798 in 2009. Attracting international students is […]

More students are studying abroad today than ever before, but do employers see the same value in international academic experiences as students do? In the past, employers viewed study abroad more as a free-for-all type of party and not an academic learning experience. A year in Italy, for example, would be associated with drinking wine […]

An Institute of International Education study shows that European institutions are offering more English-taught master’s degrees to meet local and international student demand. The study analyzed, a website where 960 EU universities post over 18,000 of their own master’s degree programs. As of March 2012, a total of 5,444 master’s programs are being offered […]

The number of students choosing to study an international degree has dramatically increased. Industry experts expect this trend to continue. Academic heads at some of the world’s leading universities see a growing demand for internationally accredited degrees. Due to ongoing financial hardship in many countries and the greater need for global communication skills, they expect […]

Demand for international education in the last decade has been driven by strong growth in the numbers of Indian and Chinese students seeking to study abroad, with most being absorbed by schools in the UK and Australia. According to Dr. Rahul Choudaha of, this is partly the result of tightening US immigration restrictions post […]

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