Canada has welcomed 400 Brazilians to its public schools through a scholarship programme aimed at increasing English language ability of those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Brazil is said to be a "steadily growing market" for public schools.
Ireland has signed an agreement with Brazil that will bring 4,000 undergraduate students to Irish universities over the next four years under the Science Without Borders programme. Around 5,600 Brazilian students will be studying in Ireland by 2016.
China and Brazil have welcomed recommendations that 50,000 Canadian students a year should be studying abroad within 10 years, made by Canada's new advisory panel on international education. Only 2.2% of all full-time university students in Canada took a for-credit study abroad programme in 2006.
With a new website, a new board (in May) and an important 20th birthday reached, agency association BELTA in Brazil held a cocktail party this week to celebrate its success. It was hosted by Spain, keen to tap into Brazil's booming market...
Brazil sent 25% more foreign students to the USA last year, its second favourite study destination. Agency association BELTA is repositioning to help boost interest in study abroad in all regions of the country...
We offer payment instalments, which are very common for Brazilians so, Brazilians think that if they can afford the instalment, they can afford something. We were the ones who started to offer this instalment plan, we were very aggressive on this.
Eighteen educators from US institutions had the opportunity to meet with potential partner campuses in Brazil last month as the culmination of the IIE's International Academic Partnership Programme (IAPP). Delegates insist closer relations will now foster greater opportunity, with institutions mindful that language programmes are an integral bridge to greater academic exchange.