An expanding middle class, a capable student body and priority on quality education are factors which have typically helped to make Latin America a steady source of international students. Although the US and Spain have been among the more popular study destinations for Latin American students, the UK has experienced more difficulties in successfully recruiting from the region. However, Latin America is changing in ways which have had an impact on the appeal of study abroad among prospective students and others such as parents, who are influential in the decision. National policies aimed at boosting English language proficiency, economic crises and political discontent are among the issues which have an increasing impact on the decision to study abroad. This special report examines eight key Latin American markets (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay) and features data, forecasts, and analyses which help to enhance understanding of this diverse region while highlighting challenges and potential opportunities to drive recruitment and engagement.
Supported by research collaboration with Oxford Economics this report provides an resource for international education stakeholders and marketers aiming to strengthen their presence in Latin America.