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Kiwis welcome flying Penguins

New Zealand announced in April it has been reconfirmed as the preferred destination for Chilean secondary school students involved in the Penguin Without Borders scholarship scheme. The scheme is aimed at...

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Angela Snelgrove reports from Sydney, Australia

A recent Independent Commission Against Corruption report into the business models used by Australian universities was followed by the April broadcast of ABC TV’s documentary Degrees of Deception, which cast the AU$19 billion international education industry in an unfavourable light. ABC’s accusations are based on research interviews which suggest that the shortcomings in governance and lack of clear policies by universities are as important factors as the academic misconduct of international students or the corrupt practices of offshore agents.

Kelly Franklin writes

Since 2009 Saudi Arabia has sent more students than any other country onto US intensive English programmes, largely due to the government’s King Abdullah Scholarship Programme (KASP), which provides all school costs and a healthy living stipend to Saudi youth seeking higher education.

The most recent data from the annual Open Doors Report by the Institute for International Education reveals that over 38,000 Saudis studied on US intensive English programmes – over twice the number for second-ranked China.


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