Students from the US have ranked courses in Costa Rica, Australia and Ireland as the best study abroad programmes in the Abroad101 2014 Study Abroad Rankings. The review website also announced listings of students’ top choices for summer programmes, foodie cities and budget destinations.
French business school, SKEMA, has announced it is opening its first campus in Latin America near Belo Horizonte in Minas Gerais, Brazil. In partnership with Fundação Dom Cabral, SKEMA will host its first 100 students in September.
After 50 years operating in international education, mega-education company EF celebrated in style by breaking the Guinness World Record for the “most nationalities in an online video album of people performing a choreographed dance”.
The recent Quality English and Quality Education mission to South America targeted pioneering markets in Ecuador and Peru in a bid to connect with emerging agents. The tour also included events in Colombia.
An English teaching course run by the US State Department on MOOC platform Coursera has begun its second phase of the year after breaking participation and completion records immediately after its inception last spring.
CVC, one of Latin America’s biggest travel agencies, has hired former STB CEO Santuza Bicalho to head up a new division for study travel, which the company hopes will account for 4.5% of turnover in sales for the business.
Education providers and organisations have told The PIE News that US President Barack Obama's announcement this week to restore US diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba carries encouraging signs for international education.