Study Abroad Support is a network to support students who study, work or volunteer abroad during their degree, while promoting the study of Modern Languages in the UK:


What is driving UK and US student involvement in overseas study?

New Education Intelligence research shows that seventeen percent more UK students are interested in overseas study compared to one year ago, while the number of US students considering study abroad decreased over the same period. Broadening Horizons: Embedding a culture of overseas study is the second annual study examining how UK and US students perceive overseas study.

April edition of Education UK newsletter now available

View it here!

Deadline extended for consultation survey for HEA’s draft Internationalising HE: framework for action

The HEA have extended their deadline for their consultation survey (to the 16 May 2014), through which you are invited to help shape the Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) draft strategic framework entitled Internationalising higher education: framework for action (the title reflects a focus on the process, rather than seeing internationalisation as an end in itself).

'Languages for All' programme

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Education UK photography competition for international students

December/January issue of International Focus now available

The issue can be see here

It includes news about

HEA annual conference 2014 call for contributions and bookings open

The call for contributions is now open for the HEA’s 2014 annual conference, ‘Preparing for learning futures: the next ten years’, which will take place at Aston University on 2-3 July 2014. Contributions for the conference are invited in each of the four strands:

November issue of Education Intelligence now available

Here are our top picks from this month's news in international higher education.


December issue of International Focus now available

The montly magazine from the international unit is now available 


Featured stories this month are 

Update on European higher education developments - November 2013

This Policy Note provides an update on recent developments in the
area of European higher education:

HORIZON SCANNING: what will higher education look like in 2020? - an International Unit publication

This new study by the Observatory team takes as its baseline my 2008 forward-look, and not only 

brings it up to date, but, while still working from a UK perspective, takes a far more comprehensive 

look at what can only really now be seen as an inter-connected global sector. 

This should now be the starting point for the future. It is detailed, it is readable, it is measured 

in its conclusions, and it is rich in argument. There are recurrent themes. There is now an 

International Higher Education in Facts and Figures - Report published by the International Unit

UK Higher Education International Unit International higher education in facts and figures covers the majority of the UK higher education sector.*

The data are derived from a variety of sources; please see the notes to each table.


*It excludes higher education at foreign and private higher education institutions operating in the UK and some higher education provided at further education colleges because comparable data are not available

October issue of International Focus now available

The International Unit's October newsletter is now avaiable here.


This month:

Education Intelligence - October edition now available - the British Councils newsletter

This can be down loaded from here


Here are our top picks from this month's news in international higher education.

British Council IHE Digest

A new weekly IHE digest from the British Council. 'As the UK’s cultural relations agency, our purpose is to create and provide international education opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. Each week we will detail all British Council news, opportunities, events and reports on international higher education' at -

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HEA thematic workshop and seminar series 2013-14

the HEA provide UK subscribing institutions delivering Higher Education, the opportunity to promote research and evidence that has informed departmental and institutional policy and/or practice through their Workshop and Seminar Series.

The future of the world's mobile students - new report available for purchase

The future of the world's mobile students to 2024 examines key international student mobility indicators for the next decade and provides fo

April Edition of International Focus now available

Download the latest edition here.


Highlights from this edition include:

British Council Indonesia - two networking events announced