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The market in South and Central America

Janet Wolpert is based in Mexico City and reports on the international schools market in her region right now:

Across South and Central America, the premium sector of the market is currently experiencing most enrolment growth, primarily from the gradually expanding expatriate sector.

In Mexico, prospects for an increase in admissions in the premium international schools look good spurred by some major developments by multinationals within energy, banking and telecommunications such as Premier Oil, Citibank and Huawei.

In Colombia, particularly Bogota, demand is very high at the premium end as more expatriates from Europe and Asia are moving into the market to support the NGOs, embassy expansions and business development happening in the city.

Even in countries such as Argentina, where the current political and economic situation is more challenging, demand for premium international education in the leading cities remains strong, and development looks possible in locations supporting the expanding oil industry. However, recruiting excellent teachers in such locations is difficult, especially if teachers are considering other countries in the region such as Brazil, Chile and Peru.

On the whole, the international schools market in South and Central America has remained stable with nominal enrolment growth.   

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