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Australia: educators welcome weaker dollar

International educators have welcomed a sharp fall in the value of the Australian dollar, which is likely to remain low for the rest of the year, significantly cutting the cost of studying in the country. The dollar has dropped almost 12% since May, reaching its lowest point since 2010 – around US$0.90 – and could fall to US$0.85 next year.

ALTO survey: agents up, schools down

Less than half of language schools worldwide said their enrolments grew in the second quarter of 2012 compared with last year, according to the latest language travel survey from the Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO). Inversely, business was up for agents with 45% reporting growth over 41%.


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