Many students who have access to international experiences don’t realise their value until after they have graduated, according to a recent survey. Study abroad, language courses and intercultural exchanges are all overlooked by students, it found.
Pro Linguis, one of the largest and oldest education agencies in Switzerland, has gone into liquidation. The study travel agency, which has been owned by Kaplan since 2008, has around 300 partner language schools. Several parties are in discussions about its future.
Domestic applicants to UK universities say studying alongside foreign students will help prepare them for work in the global marketplace, according to research commissioned by the Higher Education Policy Institute and Kaplan International Colleges.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha highlighted the importance of English language education in a nationally televised address as a country-wide evaluation of English teachers gets underway. Meanwhile, Kaplan International has opened a head office in Thailand.
Bigger, better data means that institutions can have a much greater understanding about conversion of enquiries and post-graduation outcomes, for example. But how do those in the sector choose to measure efficacy and success when delivering an international education experience? Beckie Smith finds out.
Kaplan has become the latest international educator to open operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. Starting next month, it will offer university language preparation programmes through a partnership with Koya University in the capital Erbil to 100 students.
Kaplan International Colleges is opening a junior English language school in Edinburgh this summer, as it expands its juniors offering across the UK. Junior language learning is said to be booming in Europe and the US, despite a fall in adult business due to the recession.