Education partnering organisation INTO’s annual agent survey reveals agencies worldwide are optimistic about future outbound numbers. Responses also expose country-specific drivers for overseas study and a growing demand for high school qualifications.
Results from pathway provider INTO’s survey shown exclusively to The PIE News reveal a growing interest in China for study over traditional non-English speaking destinations France and Germany. The company surveyed over 800 education agencies.
The latest on-campus partnership for INTO has been announced, with INTO New York soon to be rolled out at small, liberal-arts university Drew University in Madison, NJ less than an hour from central New York. INTO's first intake will be welcomed for 2014/15.
INTO has announced its fifth partnership in the USA with George Mason University (GMU) in Northern Virginia, near Washington DC. The company plans to attract 1,000 more international students to INTO Mason over five years. It has also teamed up with UEA to offer a introductory MOOC via FutureLearn.
The University of East Anglia's London Study Centre- a joint venture with INTO University Partnerships- will stop offering degree courses in September just four years after opening. The university says the move will allow it to focus on delivery standards for its Norwich students and raising its international profile.
In response to credibility interviews for international students rolled out by the UK Home Office, global higher education organisation INTO has produced a set of videos to help students prepare for what could be their first formal interview in English. Posted along side other pre-arrival videos online at INTO TV, to date they have received some 7,000 views.
The Canadian language school ILAC has signed an articulation agreement with pathways giant INTO, enabling its students to progress to INTO’s US pathways. ILAC, which has campuses in Vancouver and Toronto, says a number of other American institutions have approached it about pursuing similar tie-ups, too.