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.
Language schools and service providers from around the world were honoured last week with the first ever awards presented by a Turkish association of education agencies – UED. Accolades were given to institutions and companies in 16 different categories.
Protests in Turkey during the EAIE Conference did not deter the organisers or the delegates, and the successful event focused on exploring student mobility between developed and developing markets and the rise of new priorities, recruitment techniques and delivery models in a context of future global partnerships.
Canadian language teaching association, Languages Canada, is planning a roadshow to Turkey and Kazakhstan as the organisation believes both countries offer strong potential as a source market for English and French language schools in Canada. The Kazakhstan leg of the forthcoming trade mission will benefit from government support.
Ninety-six percent of university-aged Turkish students believe that overseas education is a good way to secure better future employment. A booming economy predicted to grow more than 5% annually until 2017 and with the EU's largest youth population, demand for foreign education in Turkey will only continue to flourish says a study by the British Council.
Office closures, chaotic street scenes and the residual effects of teargas have all been faced by educators and agents over the last three weeks in Istanbul, Turkey. However, despite the publicity surrounding the clashes between protesters and police, professionals say mobility could get a boost from the unrest.
The Turkish government has intervened in the country's booming study abroad market to even out irregularities in service and quality from education agents after complaints from parents and students, The PIE News has learned. A new cohesive body to represent the sector is being formed.