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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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The future is Brisbane: how one city is engaging internationally

The future is Brisbane: how one city is engaging internationally

Student Friendship Ceremonies, employer engagement, world-class digital interactive learning environments and Asian-oriented business links.. Brisbane has all this and is now the host of the G20 Leaders Summit. As the eyes of the world focus on it, Brisbane is keen to extoll the virtues of a city that is works hard to offer far more than just a study experience. Katie Duncan reports on Brisbane’s bold ambitions.

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What is the UK’s soft power legacy and how can it protect this?

What is the UK's soft power legacy and how can it protect this?

Soft power is a frequent phrase now in international education circles, but a Lords Select Committee in the UK spent a considerable amount of time trying to understand better what it is and how the UK can better harness it. The subsequent report makes interesting reading and calls for, yes that’s right, a rethink on students in net migration targets amid 80+ other suggestions. Amy Baker delves in to this and another Who’s Who-based study of soft power in the UK.

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