The Role of the “Migration Industry” in Migration for the Sake of Education

Kristina had always dreamt of studying abroad but had not known how and where to go from Russia. Once she saw an invitation for a conference about study in the Czech Republic organized by a Czech language school. The specific school recruited potential interested students. Paying for the language course, whose price was around 4,000 Euro, was enough to fulfil the dream. Moreover, Kristina had to pay for full academic year accommodation in order to get the visa and so the price rose to 6,000 Euro.

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