March 03, 2011
Study abroad conference organiser, Alphe, held its annual workshop in Japan late last year with event visitors steady compared to last year, according to Language Travel Magazine.
76 advisors from 63 Japan-based education consultancies attended the Tokyo event at the beginning of December, roughly the same numbers as last year. Meanwhile, overseas educator numbers increased by an encouraging 28% with 64 institutions from a variety of educational fields present. This included 11 vocational/university representatives, nine secondary schools and 45 language schools.
Language travel notes that several advisors called for more representation from the North American market: “A few more American educators should have attended, then the situation might have been perfect,” said Katsunori Hara from Tokyo Centre for Language and Culture – but nevertheless, educator spread was deemed good by attendees.
In related news, figures from Language Travel Magazine showed that the UK was the most expensive country to study English in, with the average cost of a 1-month course costing $1,619. This compares to $1,236 for the US and $937 for Australia.
• Alphe study abroad conferences
• Free digital version of the March issue of Language Travel Magazine
• Go Study Abroad! (Student Voices)
• ELTNEWS.com: Fewer Japanese students studying abroad
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