Independents in demand
Created: Sunday, 01 November 2015 11:01
Claudia Civinini analyses the 2015 Ialc research to reveal what language travel agents really look for in a partner institution
The International Association of Language Centres (Ialc) commissioned in-depth research from StudentMarketing into the study travel industry, with a particular focus on agents’ opinions. What emerged is not only a general picture of the trends that govern the industry (see September 2015 Gazette) but also, for the first time in the industry’s history, a factual, measurable and evidence-based peek into the agents’ preferences and experience of working with independent and chain schools.
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Australia – pathways, visas, destinations
Created: Friday, 28 August 2015 17:02
Claudia Civinini picks apart government data to reveal some surprising facts about the Australian international student market – where it comes from and where it’s going
Last year saw Australia welcome over 453,500 international students, of whom 163,542 (35 per cent) began an English language course. They contributed AU$17.0 billion (£8.3bn) to the economy, making international education the country’s third-largest export. The average length of English language courses was 12.9 weeks, amounting to an impressive 2,109,691 student weeks.
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