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LAL to open three new centres in 2015

LAL Language Centres has announced three new locations for 2015; a school for adults in Boston and summer schools for young learners in New York and Brighton. The boutique-style Boston school was being operated via a partner but becomes an LAL centre from January.

USA: Update and expand overseas recruitment urges WES

Universities in the US are missing out on increasing overseas students by not taking a campus-wide approach to their recruitment strategies, according to World Education Services. The organisation also claims that digital marketing campaigns are five years behind the user habits of target student groups.

US Dept of State uses WYSTC to push 100k Strong

A spokesperson for the US Department of State took the opportunity to implore delegates attending the 2014 WYSTC Conference last week to support in the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative, and consider enabling access to the scheme's Innovation Fund which can help fund US-Latin America student exchange. The US needs to double its outbound student traffic to reach its stated goal of 100K US students in Latin America or the Caribbean.

USA: Royal nod for the Fulbright Program

King Felipe of Spain spoke this week with current students and alumni of the Fulbright Program about the importance of academic exchange at the Institute of International Education. Speaking at the event the king said the programme "has had an enormous impact when it comes to building bridges between societies and cultures."

NACAC publishes guide on how to work with agents

US association NACAC has published a guide on working with education agencies for its 14,000 members, designed to ensure they understand the principles of accountability, transparency and integrity that the association says must be used if pursuing a commission-based international recruitment policy. A guide for parents is also planned.