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.
The Council for Graduate Schools reports an increase of 9% in admissions for foreign students on the back of rising demand from Indian students. Data from the organisation also reveals that most institutions don't require domestic students to do research or study abroad.
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.
The Australian government has recently held training days for Brazilian education agents in order to ensure they are up to date on Australia's education sector, national branding and visa procedures. Workshops were held in the country's southern region in Curitiba and Florianopolis.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced the government will extend funding for scholarships in the second phase of its scientific mobility programme, Ciência sem Fronteiras. From 2015, 100,000 more scholarships will be available for a year of undergraduate study in STEM fields.
A huge study of 22,000 university students and professors carried out by Universia, the largest global network of Spanish and Portuguese speaking universities, has revealed that only 15% of students in Spain, Portugal and Latin America have studied in a foreign country.
Last week over 70 educational institutions took part in STB’s GATE (Global Access To Education) workshop in São Paulo, Brazil. They were able to meet STB counsellors and for the first time, highly targeted potential buyers directly at an STB event.