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Stress-busting strategies for international students

Stress-busting strategies for international students

International students are vulnerable when they leave home and travel overseas to begin a new life and with the weight of expectation on their shoulders. A sharp focus on stress-busting strategies at institutions is helping them – and domestic students – attack anxiety and successfully settle, as Sophie Bauer reports.

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21st century Grand Tours: A luxury lift-off for study travel

21st century Grand Tours: A luxury lift-off for study travel

For clients with no real budget concerns, or those on a tight corporate timeframe, the rules around language learning programs are bending… Patrick Atack uncovers a new breed of premium programs, where concierge-style activities, lavish leaving balls, F1 experiences and deluxe accommodation are all part of the new normal.

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A two-way street: why China is not just a student departure lounge anymore

A two-way street: why China is not just a student departure lounge anymore

More than 489,000 international students were studying in China between in 2017, a 10% rise compared to 2016. According to Ministry of Education data, there has been a 299% increase since 2004. The appeal is manifold: cheap costs in one of the world’s economic powerhouses, scholarship opportunities and English medium programs, for example. Chris Parr finds out more.

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Experiencing culture, making friends and learning for the over-50s

Experiencing culture, making friends and learning for the over-50s

Learning a new language is not just for the young. Outside the customary reasons for pursuing a new language, such as university studies or a better job, there is also the relaxed-pace learner. Reem Nafie explores the 50+ age bracket and how educators are enticing this growing market segment.

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