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How does space planning enable better learning outcomes and economic gains?

How does space planning enable better learning outcomes and economic gains?

By nature student mobility is linked with sense of place. Students choose study destinations and institutions based on the expectations that they will learn the language and culture of the place. Perhaps what they don’t realise is how their physical learning spaces can directly affect how they learn. Sara Custer reports.

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International internships: how is this sector evolving?

International internships: how is this sector evolving?

As study-work policies fluctuate in key study destinations, internships are becoming an effective and popular way for students to gain valuable on-the-job experience. To varying degrees, countries and private providers are developing strategies to enhance the role of internships within study abroad and as a stand-alone international experience. Katie Duncan reports.

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Cultural collision: what is learning a language like from the inside?

Cultural collision: what is learning a language like from the inside?

Culture shock can strike international students the world over at any time, leaving them feeling isolated and displaced, and sometimes even causing them to return home. Katie Duncan finds out what agencies, educators and governments are doing to help smooth the transition and even speaks to students themselves about their cultural experiences.

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Venezuela: what are the roadblocks to outbound study?

Venezuela: what are the roadblocks to outbound study?

A perfect storm of financial, logistical and access problems mean that many Venezuelans – potential international students – are finding their ambitions are currently being hampered. Education agents are counselling long lead times to plan trips overseas to enable students to overcome Cadivi (currency exchange) problems and to mitigate against limited flight availability. Sara Custer reports.

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How do universities establish an on-the-ground presence overseas?

How do universities establish an on-the-ground presence overseas?

Trade bodies, education consortiums and private companies can all help education institutions keen on establishing an on-the-ground presence overseas, especially in international education hotspots such as China, Brazil and India. Amy Baker finds out how services are flourishing for managing market entry.

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