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For Olivier Chiche-Portiche, director of the Marketing
and Mobility Department for Campus France,"Campus
France has been working in Asia and Latin America as top
priority destinations for many years but it's true that we
are now back to our traditional markets launching ambitious communication campaigns in Africa and Maghreb
and operating prospective activities in non-French speaking African countries (Nigeria, Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya...)
and to central Asian new promising destinations".
He notes that Campus France recently developed a
specific communication campaign for Asia as part of an
"Asian Attractivity Plan" requested by President François
Hollande. In 2014-15, the top origin markets for international students were Morrocco (35,199), China (29,709),
Algeria (21,279), Tunisia (11,573), and Italy (10,353), according to French government sources.
In January 2015 France and U.S. higher education institutions announced an initiative that aims to double the
number of U.S. students going to France and the number
of French students coming to the United States by 2025.
Named the "Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility Initiative," this process is supported by the French Embassy in the
USA and higher education institutions in the United States
and the French government and Campus France in France.
To support this initiative, a large French-American conference will take place March 7-8, 2016, in Paris. The meeting
will investigate topics that include (1) diversifying students'
mobility, (2) improving the welcoming of students, (3) developing mutual recognition of diplomas between the two
countries, and (4) increasing access to internships in each

country. Academic cooperation being a top priority for the
French Embassy in the United States, a number of measures
are taken such as scholarships to PhD students ( Chateaubriand program) and undergraduates students ( Benjamin
Franklin program), animation of centers of excellence in
Great American University campus, the development of
France initiatives on campus ( France Campus Price , Lafayette debates) and finally the launch of the French Alumni
platform USA scheduled in September 2016.
The recruitment possibility and needs of Africa will be
highlighted during the next "Rencontres Campus France"
scheduled at the end of 2016. In 2016, 50 universities from
Africa will be invited to join the event, which is organized
on a regular basis by Campus France, and allows representatives of Campus France abroad to meet with 150 French
higher education institutions.
A large share of international students who come
to France are from countries that are former French
colonies-especially countries in Africa. In many such
countries, French is widely spoken and their national secondary school systems have been modeling after the French
public system, and, more recently, the European design of
three cycles (license, master's, and doctorate), resulting in a
seamless transition for such students when they matriculate
into French higher education institutions as international
students. Many also are eligible for grants from the French
government related to ties to the former colonies.
France has worked to diversify its base of international
students in recent years. Some higher education experts
state that a challenge to diversifying France's international
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