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Europe, Asia campuses lure more outbound Aussies

June 1st, 2012

The Australian, 30 May 2012

AUSTRALIANS spent almost $1 billion on overseas study last year, and experts credit offshore campuses for stimulating two-way traffic in student mobility.

While the US remains the most popular overseas study destination, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed growing interest in Europe and neighbours such as Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia.

Michael Fay, education director with international business consultancy AFG Venture Group, said “in-country networks” such as interuniversity agreements, offshore campuses and community development projects helped give institutions confidence to send students and staff overseas. “Any university with an overseas campus is in a good position if they’ve got a strategy and vision,” he said.”

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