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Will British Council close its doors in Peru?

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According to an article in "El Comercio" the British Council has announced it will close its offices in Peru after 50 years, cancelling all education programs, its technical cooperation and its scholarship program for Peruvian students.

Supposedly, an announcement on the counsil’s webpage detailed that the closing is part of an operational reconstruction in Latin America.

The official note says that the decision was made in mutual agreement with the British Foreign Ministry.

The British Council is an institution dedicated to the spreading and conservation of the English language world wide. The council in Peru also supported teachers associations by offering advanced training opportunities, and a student exchange program, among other activities in favor of society and British-Peruvian relations.

The institute will conclude all its activities by September 30th. Director Frank Fitzpatrick will discontinue his work after the Second International Convention for Coordinators (CAMELOT) held today and tomorrow at the Colegio Peruano Británico.

LIP editors note: I couldn’t find any official note nor any other information on their website. So I guess we should take it with a grain of salt until further confirmation.

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