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Study Group Global CEO, David Leigh, on the evolution of international education

22 January 2015

The last 20 years have seen a lot of changes in the international education sector. As Study Group enters its 21st year, Study Travel Magazine asked Global CEO, David Leigh, how international education has evolved during this time.

With particular reference to the role partner agents play these days, Leigh highlights the importance of trust and the value these partnerships bring education providers.

The article celebrates what has been achieved in the last 20 years but what lies ahead is even more exciting as Study Group evolves further to help even more students fulfil their potential.

You can read the beginning of the article below.

A growing industry

“The last few decades witnessed significant fluctuations in the international education sector as it grew from around 500,000 international students in 1975 to over 1.5 million students in the early 1990s. The trend plateaued around this time as international students found it increasingly difficult to study abroad with programme constraints, regulatory changes and disparity between different academic systems. As more than 4.5 million students now leave their home countries every year, and as our organisation turns 20, I’ve been reflecting on the evolution of the sector.”

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