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CAMPUS FRANCE

Béatrice Khaiat
(center in black
jacket), executive
director of Campus
France, hosting
Colette Suda (center
in red jacket),
secretary of state,
Department of
Higher Education
in the Ministry of
Education in Kenya,
in September 2015
in Paris.

student base further, given English's status in many source
market countries as the first or leading second language, is
a lack of English language capacity at French higher education institutions. France has long guarded the primacy
of French at national universities. Only in July 2013 was a
law passed by France's lower parliament to allow subjects
to be taught in a language other than French.
The new law aims to attract more international students,
especially from emerging countries, clarifying a situation
where many courses were already given in English, and
strengthen French students' training for international careers. International students following English courses are
also given French lessons during their stay in France.
"Today there are over1,200 courses that are available
either fully or partially in English," Khaiat notes. This
willingness to provide English courses was reasserted
by Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research
Thierry Mandon at the Forum Campus France General
Assembly in December 2015. Pol also noted that French
HEIs are increasing their language of instruction capabilities in other key languages, such as Chinese, German,
Arabic, and Spanish.
That in part reflects that demand for French education
can play out in unexpected ways in a globalized economy. Pol notes, for example, that there is high demand for
French instruction from Chinese students so that they can
communicate and integrate into French-speaking former
colonies in Africa.
One caveat to the strong recruitment numbers of international students posted by French higher education
institutions is that the costs of international student higher
educations are being underwritten by the French state. With
a few exceptions, such as schools of management, tuition
is the same for domestic and international students, which
means, in essence, almost no tuition fees. Thus, having more
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international students means a heavier financial burden on
universities that is subsidized by the government.
"There is a widespread willingness to keep that and preserve that to allow large access to higher education," says
Khaiat. "It is a competitive advantage for us to not have
highly differentiated fees for different students," Pol notes.
It may also make business sense, Khaiat notes. A 2014
Campus France study estimated that while international
students cost the state around 3 billion euros, these students contribute 4.65 billion euros to the French economy,
through tuition fees, consumption of goods, and travel
expenses, including visits from relatives.
Campus France was praised by one competitor for its
strong website and electronic materials offerings. It offers
nearly 80 websites in more than 30 languages. Its website
had more than 17.1 million visits in 2014. Campus France's
online presence includes a presence on Facebook, web services for students, and special dedicated portals for recruiting
and placing students from different national scholarship
programs such as Science Without Borders (Brazil), Bec.Ar
program (Argentina), and the Excellence Program (Gabon).
In November 2014 Campus France launched a new
website designed to create a social network for international
student alumni of French institutions, France Alumni. The
website is designed to allow French institutions to follow
the subsequent accomplishments of alumni, allow alumni
to connect with each other and French institutions, and facilitate career networking and potential future educational
opportunities, such as pursuing master's or PhD programs
in France or improving their French-language skills. By
November 2015, 20,000 alumni and other members had
joined the service.
Campus France is also using technology to build upon
a traditional strength: tourism. One new Campus France
initiative will combine the ability to learn about France



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