Flywire expands in Brazil with BELTA partnership

Flywire expands in Brazil with BELTA partnership

Flywire has announced the expansions of its operations in Brazil by signing a new partnership with BELTA.

Student payment services firm Flywire and the Brazilian Educational & Language Travel Association (BELTA) have announced a new strategic partnership, aimed at expanding the availability of the international payment services that Flywire makes available to students from Brazil attending foreign higher education institutions.

Flywire is a payment software provider, which connects international students with more modern education payment capabilities.

Through the new collaboration with BELTA, the company will now also provide a secure global payment channel that will help facilitate more seamless tuition and expenses payments.

BELTA report found Brazilian students represented $1.3 billion in international spending

Brazil now makes up one of the world’s fastest-growing international student markets.

BELTA’s Seal Market Research 2020 reported that 386,000 Brazilian students studied abroad in 2019, and represented $1.3 billion in spending.

The most popular destination countries amongst international Brazilian students include Canada, America, Australia, the UK and Ireland. BELTA aims to provide Brazilian students with the highest possible quality of study abroad experience.

Flywire will now also provide a secure global payment channel for Brazil students

According to Maura Leão, President of BELTA, the new partnership with Flywire will help the association to continue its aim of improving the experience of Brazilian students attending international HEIs.

“Flywire’s modern digital payment platform and comprehensive global services simplify the way our agents engage with schools and students and streamline the experience for all involved. We’re very pleased to be partnering with them.”

Sharon Butler, EVP of Education for Flywire, corroborated this pleasure at the new partnership.

“BELTA has established a clear leadership position in the Brazilian market because of the outstanding quality of its agent organizations and their unwavering dedication to helping students find the right educational opportunities abroad.

“Their agents represent our client schools exceptionally well and we are very pleased to partner together to create more quality educational opportunities abroad for students originating from Brazil.”

Josephine Walbank - Reporter, Global Education Times (GET News)

Josephine Walbank is a reporter for Global Education Times (GET News) with a focus on education in the UK, Asia-Pacific, and Americas, and student experience and lifestyle news.

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