CIBT Provides Update on Expansion into Southern China

    VANCOUVER, May 21 /CNW/ - CIBT Education Group Inc. (NYSE Amex and TSX.V
symbol: MBA) is pleased to provide an update on the status of the company's
expansion efforts into southern China.
    As a follow-up to its news release issued in January 2008, CIBT is
pleased to report that the CIBT Centre at the Jinhua Career and Technical
College in Jinhua City is now fully operational and prepared for its first
intake of students in September 2009. Working in conjunction with Jinhua
Career and Technical College, large scale recruitment efforts are underway.
    CIBT Education Center is a business model unique to CIBT's global
expansion strategy. All CIBT centers are built according to western learning
environments and construction guidelines. The centers are fully equipped with
sound-proofing technology, air conditioning, and video conferencing equipment
connected by high-speed fiber-optic internet access, which enables real-time
communication between Chinese students and Western professors from around the
world. The Jinhua center will be offering CIBT's recently announced
International Foundation Programs and selected health care and travel tourism
    Photos of the new centre at Jinhua can be viewed at:
    Jinhua is a city in Zhejiang province, just 300 kilometers south of
Shanghai. With a population of 4.5 million and a GDP of US$16.9 billion, the
city's leading industries include clothing and textiles, mechanics and
electronics, chemicals, and automotive accessories. Jinhua City is located in
the center of Zhejiang Province, and serves as a major transportation hub in
eastern China.

    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

    Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: "Forward-looking
Statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
may be included in this news release. These statements relate to future events
or CIBT's future financial performance. These statements are only predictions
and may differ materially from actual future results or events. CIBT disclaims
any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether
as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. There are
important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those
contained in forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to risks
associated with changes in general economic and business conditions, actions
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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    accuracy of this news release. This news release shall not constitute an
    offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any

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