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Study abroad – one in four surveyed students would choose Canada.
28-MAR-2022 | Latest analysis by global education company IDP Education has found that Canada is the top destination of choice for one in four students. The US is placed second spot, with 20% of students indicating it is their preferred destination, and the UK and Australia are in joint third place. Overall the study surveyed more than 10,000 students worldwide.
The junior market – that is, students under the age of 18 – has been a growth segment in language travel in recent years. Demand is being driven by a greater emphasis on foreign language learning in markets abroad, and by an increasing interest on the part of parents in boosting their children’s language proficiency. However, the junior segment is also susceptible to economic conditions and other market disruptions and some destinations – notably Canada and the UK – saw a decline in junior numbers in 2015. Overall, the segment appears poised for further growth and development, and consumer demand is shifting to more specialized programs for youth, including courses focused on preparation for academic studies abroad. READ MORE
Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?
Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, “Which country does the most good?” The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China). READ MORE
A study from Spain’s University of Pompeu Fabra revealed that multilingual people are better at observing their surroundings. They are more adept at focusing on relevant information and editing out the irrelevant. They’re also better at spotting misleading information. Is it any surprise that Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot are skilled polyglots?