International student enrolments across Chile showed modest growth in 2016, with neighbouring Latin American countries showing the greatest demand for degree programs and study abroad driven by interest in Europe and North America.
A new report from the Centre for Global Higher Education concluded that private education providers serve to massify education, but transparency on value for money and student protection plans are inadequate.
New Zealand is aiming to increase its profile as a study destination in Latin American as the minister of tertiary education, skills and employment visited the region for the first time last month and announced expanded mobility agreements with key trade countries.
Denver-based Bridge Education Group has announced three new university partnerships along the US East coast. President Jean-Marc Alberola said the move follows Bridge’s strategy to open 15 to 20 campus-based centres in the next five years.
Many countries are now keen to court foreign entrepreneurs, with Chile being one country offering financial support to those willing to relocate and start-up there. Arundati Dandapani explores the link between foreign study and migrant entrepreneurs and speaks to various success stories around the world for who overseas study led to a whole new world of opportunity.
From 2014, Chileans could be able to travel to the USA without having to request a visa, prompting not only more tourism for America but study abroad traffic as well. The two countries are close to signing an agreement over the US Visa Waiver Program, which allows visa-free travel to the US for up to 90 days.
Chile-based Poliglota uses Facebook to connect language learners and volunteer teachers worldwide. Within two years of launching it has attracted 33,200 users and now wants to expand into Brazil, spying opportunity in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.