Why more foreign students are attending Australian international schools

Study International | August 01, 2019

Australia has always been a popular destination for international students, but new reports show an influx of foreign student enrolments at Australian international schools at a rate that’s unlikely to slow. According to the Australian Financial Review, the number of non-native students at Australian international schools in 2018 increased by 11 percent from 2016. There are now over 25,000 international students enrolled in schools across the country. These young learners make up such a significant portion of the K-12 student population that some schools are making special modifications to their facilities to accommodate them. A hub for Southeast Asian students Caralyn Day, Director of International and Boarding at Toorak College, told the Australian Financial Review that the boarding school has 58 international students out of 62 boarders, out of which two-thirds come from China. She said, “We’ve just finished renovating our boarding house. It’s had a full redesign with feng shui principles built into the structure.”

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Technology and learning are both highly dynamic and evolving domains. This makes eLearning an ever-evolving sphere which always improves for the better. Opportunities to create more result-orientated and effectual corporate training programs, emerge constantly due to on-going innovations in the technology and learning domains.To serve the newly emerging learning needs, it is important for organizations to keep their training on par with the new trends. This infographic takes a look at the six top trends that are ruling the eLearning, world and all L&D professionals need to be aware of.

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Guild Education | February 07, 2022

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