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.
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.
A successful competition to capture what learning and speaking English means to young Brazilians has now closed and five lucky winners of the English is GREAT: Speak to the World campaign showcased great creativity.
Despite economic and political tensions in key ELT source markets, national initiatives to promote foreign language learning and a strengthening link of languages to employability are continuing to drive demand for study abroad in Brazil, Spain, Russia and Turkey.