CIBT Adds New Teaching Location in South Central China

    VANCOUVER, May 19 /CNW/ - CIBT Education Group Inc. (NYSE Amex and TSX.V
symbol: MBA) is pleased to report that its China subsidiary, CIBT School of
Business, has signed a partnership agreement to deploy CIBT's recently
announced International Foundation Program ("IFP") in Hunan province in
cooperation with Zhuzhou Technical College ("Zhuzhou College") in Zhuzhou
    The IFP allows students at Zhuzhou College to complete a portion of their
studies in China then transfer to any one of 30 overseas universities in
CIBT's network of international institutions to complete their baccalaureate
    "We are very pleased with the response and continued addition of Chinese
colleges and universities joining our newly launched International Foundation
Program as reported in our May 13th news release," commented Toby Chu, Vice
Chairman and CEO of CIBT Group. "Our recruitment and education networks in
China are growing rapidly as more academic partners join our IFP. These
Chinese students will feed into our network of over 30 renowned international
universities located in six English speaking countries, allowing our students
to obtain an international undergraduate degree, enhance their learning
experience and ultimately earn a better living."

    About Zhuzhou City & Hunan Province, China:

    Zhuzhou is a major heavy industry city in Hunan province located in south
central China. Among 14 major cities in Hunan province, Zhuzhou ranked second
with the highest industry output as of July 2004. Hunan province is one of the
oldest provinces in China with a population of 64 million people. The economy
in Hunan is growing rapidly at an average rate of approximately 14.9 percent

    About Zhuzhou Technical College:

    Zhuzhou Technical College was created over 40 years ago. Since its
inception, the college has trained over 20,000 professionals, many of whom
have achieved senior professional and management positions in the industry.
The college has a vocational skills appraisal institute approved by the
National Ministry of Labour and is a designated test centre for Business
English Certificates offered by Cambridge University, as well as for the IELTS
English proficiency exam. With a campus covering 320 acres of land and a
student body of over 11,000 full-time students, Zhuzhou College has over 600
faculty and staff members in seven departments. The college offers 30 courses,
which include studies in Engineering, Economics, Management and Law.

    About CIBT Education Group Inc.

    CIBT Education Group Inc. ("CIBT") is an education management and
investment company with a special focus on the global education market. Its
subsidiaries, CIBT School of Business, Tourism Training Institute (Beijing),
and Sprott-Shaw Degree College Corp., which is comprised of Sprott-Shaw Degree
College, Sprott-Shaw Community College (established in 1903) and Sprott-Shaw
International Language College, possess a combined operating history of over
136 years in China and Canada's education sectors. CIBT owns and operates a
network of business, technical and language colleges with presence at over 40
campuses and teaching locations including Australia, Canada, China, Jamaica,
Jordan, New Zealand, Netherland, the Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom,
United States and Vietnam. CIBT delivers Western and Chinese accredited
business and management degree programs, automotive, and diesel maintenance
programs, IT programs, travel and tourism programs and career/vocational
programs through its network of campuses and academic partnerships around the
world. CIBT Group also owns Irix Design Group, a leading design and
advertising company based in Vancouver, Canada. In 2008, Irix Design was
ranked 15th in the list of Biggest Ad Agencies in Greater Vancouver by the
Business in Vancouver newspaper.

    CIBT Education Group Inc.

    "Toby Chu"

    Toby Chu
    Vice-Chairman, President & CEO

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of CIBT's competitors, the extent to which CIBT is able to develop new
services and markets for their services, the time and expense involved in such
development activities, the level of demand and market acceptance of their
services and changes in our business strategies.

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this news release. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or
the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction.

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