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Five for Friday

An occasional round-up of some of the more eye-catching and varied items that we’ve been reading lately.

Extreme study abroad

A fascinating look at students who are turning study abroad into a constant element of their undergraduate experience, moving from country to country and fashioning a degree programme that fits their interests and goals along the way.

A bright spot in UK enrolment

The UK has seen its competitive position weaken over the last few years, largely as a result of more restrictive visa policies for foreign students. But here comes some welcome news to show that British universities have made good strides in improving retention of foreign students.

Four ways of thinking about alumni

Not all alumni are created equal, and this interesting post makes a case for segmenting your alumni network by generational cohort.

Language learning apps edging into mainstream

Specialised apps for language learning are starting to earn a larger audience, including the Duolingo app and its reported user base of 110 million users.

Turkish unis stepping up recruitment in China

Add Turkey to the list of countries aiming to earn a greater share of the massive Chinese market for study abroad. Xinhua reports that Turkish universities are working hard this year to build stronger ties with their Chinese counterparts.

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