It is really interesting to note how many people actually do come back. They are not in the numbers that we need, but I think we need economic opportunities to improve, changes of policy and so on before that will happen on the scale we need.
Students surveyed in refugee camps have said studying empowers them, however a lack of access to materials, inflexibility on the part of overseas professors and insufficiently contextualised curricula are proving challenging.
Kaplan International has scooped an award for its "Exporting Excellence", selected by a panel of judges for UK-based Education Investor magazine and commended in particular for its market impact in sub-Saharan Africa.
Egypt's Arabic language travel market is beginning to recover from an exodus of international students after the Arab Spring and the political turmoil that followed, providers are reporting. A more stable political situation means that enrolments are now on the rise and schools are hopeful more students will be attracted to study in the country.
Higher education institutions, study abroad organisations and other partners in the US have so far committed US$185m over the next five years to increase access to outbound study abroad through the Institute of International Education’s outbound initiative.
Dual degree programmes and short-term study abroad are two areas of potential collaboration for universities in the US and Iran, now that diplomatic relations are beginning to thaw, according to a white paper published by the US-based IIE.