Bridging International Education

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Although Korean students studying abroad in the United States have decreased in recent years, Koreans still make up the third-highest population of international students in the United States with over 70,000. The Value of Education As a whole, Asian students coming to the United States are viewed positively. Korean students studying abroad in the United States are one reason for this positive--sometimes stereotypical--view of Asian students. Koreans take their education seriously. Koreans spend more on private education tuition, as a percentage of GDP than any other country in...
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The United States and Canada make logical study abroad destinations for international students coming from Mexico.  Latin American Trends Although Latin American countries are far from monolithic, certain trends pervade the region. More than other markets, Latin American students focus on destination, experience, and affordability. Emphasizing the following, schools and agencies can capitalize on the growing Latin American educational market. Short-term programs. Short term programs allow easy entry into the market. They're more affordable and easily financed. They're less...
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Education in Malaysia: Trends and Outlook Although the Malaysian government has dialed back on its aggressive study abroad programs implemented in 2013, the number of outbound Malaysian students continues to increase. Malaysian Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh has cited the high quality of Malaysia's research institutions as the primary reason to keep Malaysians in Malaysia to get post-graduate degrees. Furthermore, the decline of the Malaysian currency has raised the question of affordability, although it looks to be stabilizing. In concert with his education minister,...
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Brazilian students studying abroad in English-speaking countries is on the rise. Education in Brazil: Study Abroad Trends According to a survey from the Brazilian Educational and Language Travel Association (BELTA), a record number of Brazilian students studied abroad in 2018. That's an increase of more than 20% from prior years. As in previous years, Canada, the United States, the UK, Australia, and Ireland represent the most popular destinations. Additional study abroad trends include the following: The top factor in study abroad choice was a favorable exchange rate, which...
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Ahhh, influencer marketing. We all have seen the images: An Instagram model proudly touting Tummy Tea or a popular vlogger promoting vitamins or a mental health app. But can influencers truly have an effect on longer-lasting products such as education? The answer as of yet is unclear. What is an influencer? Influencers are social media figures who have a large number of followers and can get their followers to blindly buy their product because they themselves are a product. For a certain amount of money, you can leverage this influence via a post or a hashtag. It might not convert to...
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Important indicators show Colombia as an important country for the recruitment of international students looking to study abroad in the United States and Canada.  Colombia's public education budget is set to increase Household spending on education is on the rise The demand for vocational programs is growing There's increased interest in globally certified educational programs.  More students want English language education and study abroad opportunities. It's time to position your school or agency as a prime resource in this South American country. An Overview...
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