Out with the old, in with the new
UK schools demand government apology
Clubclass arrives in London
International enrolment growth in the USA
New name, logo and expansion for Open Hearts
Belta survey forecasts Brazil’s growth
Neas contracted for Cricos audit services
Surge in applications for CEA accreditation
News Round Up
Online language test goes global
Move towards Asian Erasmus scheme
LAL opens new look Cape Town centre
French wine course gets English spirit
Canada to take PhD students as residents
UK schools come together as ELC
Japanese loyal to Christchurch
Cambridge Esol at Navitas & CLCI, A-levels at IH Dublin
News in brief
Inside The Industry
On the move
Educator associationQ&A: Ialc
Advisor association Q&A: UED
Agency of the month: Thebing Travel Group
One-to-one in Spain
Students with specific goals, or who wish to learn a language at an accelerated pace, will find the intense nature of a one-to-one programme extremely beneficial.
Out with the old, in with the new
by nicola Hancox, editor
Welcome, reader, to the new look Study Travel Magazine! Indeed, what better time to ring the changes than at the start of a brand new calendar year. New year, new look, new focus.
While language learning has always been an integral part of the international education landscape, and indeed integral to what we here at STM have specialised in for so many years, the industry has evolved to encompass so much more. Advisors are increasingly expanding their business portfolios to include high school, higher education, work experience/internship or vocational programmes. This month’s Advisor Survey supports this very notion, with higher education flagged as the most significant sector for outbound agency business in the Middle East .
As the only publication dedicated to educational tourism, it’s our job to chart this evolution and in this issue, and indeed subsequent issues, we pay testament to just how multi-faceted this industry has become. Flick to page 29 to read our very first vocational expose focussing on viticulture and oenology (the study of wine and wine-making) indicating, I feel, how career-oriented learning is really finding a foothold in the industry (and who knew the UK had so many commercial vineyards?). Those with more academic leanings can turn to page 31 where we analyse one-year GCSE courses in the UK one of two secondary related topics up for discussion this month. Or those interested in tertiary placements abroad should turn to page 27 to read about how universities in Ontario, Canada, are looking to diversify their student campuses through international student recruitment. Indeed, there really is something for everyone.
Each sector is conveniently colour-coded (see the top of each news story or editorial feature) guiding you swiftly to relevant editorial content. So if interested in the secondary/high school sector then look out for the blue tabs, tertiary the yellow, language the red, vocational the green and grey for associated product news.
Also new this month is our all-encompassing Market Analysis feature (page 63). Amalgamating our school Status, student Feedback and Market Report features of old, we will analyse the main language (red tab!) teaching destinations around the world, comparing statistics gathered from schools, students and, wherever possible, industry bodies.
Keen to hear what you think about our new look mag, so do get in contact. Now, pass me that wine article again...