Canada has announced that its Student Direct Stream initiative supporting faster visa processing will be extended to seven countries across the Caribbean and Central and South America, including Brazil and Colombia.
Canada, Germany and Ireland are the three key markets that will see rises in demand in the future, agents reported at the ICEF Berlin conference with friendly policies for international students drawing interest. However, visa approval issues are a concern for many.
Jair Bolsonaro's election as Brazil’s president is seen as a boost for the nation's ELT industry, stakeholders told The PIE News. The far-right former military captain is expected to stabilise exchange rates and attract international investment, in turn attracting students.