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Why Are Some Girls Better at English than Boys?
January 4, 2016

There are lots of studies that look at whether boys or girls excel in different areas of study, and while the jury is still out, a new study has suggested that girls are better than boys at learning English. But the reasons for girls' greater proficiency in English are not straightforward. Let's take a closer look at the study and what it means for language learning and international education.


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The UK’s Sixth Form Colleges Get a Budget Boost
December 28, 2015
With money tight and funding for educational programs in constant jeopardy, the UK’s sixth-form colleges can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to a budget protection plan announced last month by the government. Let’s take a closer look at this news, along with what it means for higher educ...

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Ukraine Aims for Increased English Proficiency with Free English Classes
December 21, 2015
While free English classes for all may sound like a pipe dream, Ukraine’s recently implemented “Capital English” initiative in Kiev is doing exactly that in a quest to improve English language proficiency within the country. Let’s take a closer look at this unique program, wh...

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New Funding Scheme for Apprenticeships in the UK
December 14, 2015
The UK wants to improve the skills of its workers and is looking to Big Business to help. Beginning in April 2017, taxes on big businesses will be used to fund training and apprenticeships. Here's what the new regulations entail and what it means for vocational and technical students, as well as ind...

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The Role of International Students in Driving the Welsh Economy
December 7, 2015
The beneficial impact of international academic exchange is by now well-known, but can it be quantified? In Wales, it now can be -- at least in terms of the degree to which the expenditures of international students and their visitors play a significant role in powering the overall economy. Let&rsqu...

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New Russian Education Standards to Boost Foreign-language Learning
November 30, 2015
Countries around the world will likely see an influx of Russian students in the coming years. That's the message the Russian Ministry of Education and Science gave with the announcement of new educational standards. Let's take a closer look at the new initiatives and see how they will impact study a...

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What is the International Student Recruitment Trend?
November 23, 2015
The 2015 Agent Barometer survey is in, and the results show a variety of interesting trends in international education. The survey's data correlates with a lot of the news we've been reporting lately, so let's take a closer look at the results and what they mean for international students around the...

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Ukraine's Economy: $504 Million from International Students
November 16, 2015
Ukraine collects a staggering $504 million every year from international students, according to a recent announcement from Oleh Derevianko, the country’s Deputy Education and Science Minister. While that may sound like a lot, it’s just the starting point, if the Ukraine Finance Ministry ...

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More than 1,100 International Students Study in Vietnam
November 9, 2015
There's more good news for students who hope to study in Vietnam. A report from the Vietnamese Ministry for Education and Training shows that more international students are choosing to study in Vietnam and that those students are bringing talent and diversity to the country's numerous universities....

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International Enrollments On the Rise in Egypt
November 2, 2015
While the Arab Spring saw a mass exodus of international students from Egypt, many Egyptian higher education institutions are reporting promising reversals of this trend. Leading the rebound? International language students taking advantage of this Middle Eastern destination’s extensive Arabic...

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January 11, 2019

Many parents find themselves in a difficult quandary when contemplating their kids’ higher education: how can they provide financial support without...


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January 9, 2019

You know you want to go into business. But which field? Doing what? Perhaps you’ve already begun your career but are thinking of changing course and...


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December 31, 2018

Millions of women all over the world serve their countries. Not only do they boast higher levels of educational attainment compared to their non-milit...