The American International Recruitment Council will investigate Beijing-based New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting, after a Reuters report accused the company of fraudulent university admission practices.
China's largest private education provider New Oriental last week completed a 20 day tour of the UK, visiting 17 universities and secondary schools and recording interviews with Chinese students to showcase the UK's offerings to students back in China.
China's Ministry of Education has released new guidelines for primary and secondary school overseas study tours after Chinese parents have voiced concerns that the safety of students is being overlooked. The trips have also gained a reputation of providing too much sightseeing and not enough studying the ministry has said.
I think the market will not be like the old times, with everyone taking that much time on English study. But the study abroad trend is not changed, it is still there and more people will choose to study abroad.