One of Turkey’s largest education agencies, Atlas, held its annual employee professional development seminar in Istanbul where employees learned new sales tactics and gained market insight from key partner providers and The PIE News.
Despite economic and political tensions in key ELT source markets, national initiatives to promote foreign language learning and a strengthening link of languages to employability are continuing to drive demand for study abroad in Brazil, Spain, Russia and Turkey.
Turkish students who study abroad must now study at a top-500 ranked university or take the domestic university entrance exam, under new regulations put in place by the Higher Education Council of Turkey.
The Association of International Educational Counselors Turkey has recognised language institutions and service providers with its second annual agency awards based on votes from executives at its 44 member agencies.
The Turkish government has invested a record USA$96m in university scholarships to attract foreign students this year in an attempt to boost its status as a quality and affordable alternative to traditional destinations and reach its goal of hosting 200,000 international students by 2023.
Turkey's education system is unable to satisfy demand, meaning business growth for education agencies, says the agency association UED. Its latest figures show that 80% of members have seen an increase in business on last year.