Why Southeast Asia Matters in International Education

Southeast Asia stands as an important source region for outbound international students and a nucleus for transnational education programs. With a surge in interest from international institutions seeking diversification across source markets, delivery models, subject areas, and study levels, Southeast Asia is in the spotlight, thanks to favourable demographics, a thirst for quality education and strong economic growth.  

Introducing Acumen's Key Trends Southeast Asia Report

Acumen's Key Trends Southeast Asia report focuses on five trends shaping international education in Southeast Asia in 2024. Our insights cover both student mobility and transnational education, across key markets such Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

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Trend #1: Growth in Intra-Asia Student Mobility

The post-COVID era has redefined travel preferences, ushering in a new era of intra-Asia student mobility. Travel hesitancy, financial constraints, the rise of regional transnational education options, and cultural phenomena like K-Pop, are contributing to increased demand from students in Asia seeking to study within Asia.

How might this trend impact outflows of international students to traditional English speaking destinations? And what opportunities does this present for innovative transnational education in Southeast Asia?

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Acumen's Key Trends Southeast Asia report illuminates five important trends to watch in Southeast Asia's international education sector. 

Join us as we embark on a journey to anticipate the  transformative trends shaping the future of international education in Southeast Asia.