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The Burgeoning Business of International Education

The benefits of cross-border education go beyond the fees that international students pay. It is increasingly a way for a country to project itself on the world stage. This graphic breaks down the flow of international students and where Canada fits in.

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18 June, 2014

“The opportunities presented by the burgeoning business of cross-border education,” writes Bernard Simon in his report Time For a Fresh Curriculum: Canada’s International Education Strategy, “go well beyond the number of students a country attracts or the money they spend. International education is fast becoming a valuable tool in trade, development aid, and diplomacy. In other words, it plays an increasingly visible role in the way that a country projects itself on the world stage.” Unfortunately for Canada, continues Simon, the country is “punching well below its weight compared to its rivals.” In the graphic below, we map the flow of international students and where Canada and Canadian students fit in.

International Ed

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