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Brits abroad

More information and better language training would boost outward mobility.

More than a third of UK students say they are interested in studying abroad, according to research published today by the British Council. However many are deterred by the cost and a lack of foreign language skills. Of those who said they were not interested, 71 per cent said that help with funding would tempt them to consider study abroad and 40 per cent said they would like foreign language training.

The report, to be presented at the Going Global conference next week, calls for universities to ensure that an international outlook is “engrained in the culture of the university”.

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