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EC grows US operations with two new schools

Global ELT chain, EC English Language Centres, is gathering pace in its US expansion, as two new schools, due to open in January, will bring its total number of schools to 21, spanning five countries. The company has said the US is now its "primary destination country".

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.

May launch for EC’s new school in Manchester

Ambitious global English language company EC has announced that its newest school will be opening in central Manchester, UK. With one of the largest student populations in the world and the infamous Curry Mile and a bustling Chinatown, Manchester will be an exciting seventh school for EC in the UK.

Who is making waves in international education?

The last few years have presented the international education sector with significant challenges, but the continuing demand has kept most businesses buoyant and growth on the agenda. The PIE takes a look at a selection of the key players in language, pathways and higher education that are navigating through somewhat turbulent times.

How is social responsibility changing international education?

There is no doubt about it, sustainable and ethical business practice is now a hot topic in international education, within HE and the private sector. A commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has seen internal and external projects and developments all nodding towards the role that the education sector should play in building a better world. Joanna Eckersley reports.