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Brazil: self-funded students on the rise

A BMI survey has found that directors of international offices at Brazilian universities are expecting the number of students paying for overseas degree programmes will increase. This has been attributed to competitive national educational institutions and the large growth of the Brazilian middle class.

International internships: how is this sector evolving?

As study-work policies fluctuate in key study destinations, internships are becoming an effective and popular way for students to gain valuable on-the-job experience. To varying degrees, countries and private providers are developing strategies to enhance the role of internships within study abroad and as a stand-alone international experience. Katie Duncan reports.

UK seeks to boost Latin American exchange

Two British ministers are visiting Brazil, Mexico and Colombia this week in a bid to increase the low levels of academic exchange with these countries. Despite its vast population Brazil sent just 1,340 students to the UK in 2011-12. Colombia and Mexico sent 925 (45th) and 1,555 (32nd), again relatively low.

UK toasts first term of Science without Borders

The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP and the Rt Hon David Willetts MP were among guests at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London this week to mark the achievements of Science without Borders UK (SwB UK); the Brazilian-government back scholarship programme that will see up to 10,000 Brazilians arrive in the country.