In a recent survey of more than 40,000 students in 118 countries, 60% said they would be less likely to choose the US as a study destination if Donald Trump were to be elected president of the country this November.
This month 80 member countries of PISA will meet to discuss a new ‘assessment of global competence’ to be rolled out for its 2018/19 study which could diversify the cross-national test away from its core areas of mathematics, reading and science.
According to a recent survey, commissioned by BELTA, of education agencies and students, the economic crisis, decreased purchasing power, unemployment and currency depreciation all hindered language travel sales for Brazilian agents in 2015.
University admissions staff are more influential by students in some South American countries, while in southeast Asian countries, the recommendations of an "unbiased" education agent are preferred, a new study by Intead, and FPP EDU Media, has found.
Study abroad programmes will be exempt from a new 25% tax on overseas payments that was announced last week, the government has announced, prompting a sigh of relief among stakeholders that send and receive Brazilian students abroad.
Speaking with The PIE News, agents in Brazil have voiced their concern following the announcement of a new tax on overseas payments that will include tuition and accommodation fees, which they say will raise the cost of study abroad for Brazilian students.