A government-regulated private education system in Burma, well educated Iranians able to articulate smoothly overseas and an appetite for English language training in Cuba: Sara Custer considers opportunities in some of the lesser travelled countries on the international education beat.
President Donald Trump has reinstated some of the restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, in what has been described as a “major setback” for international relations and education travel between the two countries.
Students in the US are now permitted to visit Cuba to conduct “people-to-people educational travel”, under new rules announced ahead of President Obama’s visit to Havana. Obama also announced new Cuba-specific funding for the 100,000 Strong in the Americas fund.
A year after Obama’s announcement that the US would begin restoring relations between the US and Cuba, NAFSA has launched an initiative to build academic relationships and student mobility between the two countries.
Education providers and organisations have told The PIE News that US President Barack Obama's announcement this week to restore US diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba carries encouraging signs for international education.
The beats of salsa music and 1960s cars provide a backdrop to the courses offered at Estudio Sampere's newest school in Havana, Cuba. Opened in January, the school is an existing operation that has entered into an agreement with Estudio Sampere, which is also in Spain and Ecuador.