There is “no question that suspect and outright fraudulent practice exists” among some agents, but there is an indisputable need for agents in international education, a report by the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) has concluded.
The USA's HE marketplace could benefit by 8 to 10% growth if recruitment practices evolved to catch up with those seen in Australia and the UK, Mitch Leventhal, co-founder of AIRC has said. "The British and the Australians are 10 to 15 years ahead in terms of sophistication of the staff and the leadership of universities," he said.
Private equity firm CVC Capital is investing over US$200 million into EIC Group, one of the world's largest education consultancies for Chinese student recruitment, according to a report citing anonymous sources. EIC has 20 offices worldwide and claims to run the "best attended, most effective" recruitment fairs in China.
A new "ecosystem" encompassing the student application process from inquiry to graduation has been launched by a British former private college owner who believes his idea will improve quality standards and compliance and safeguard the UK's reputation as an education destination.
The PIE polled 568 international students from 66 countries about using an education agency and discovered they remain integral, according to many: “I wanted to avoid any hassles – we are investing a lot,” said a student from Mauritius...
A record 1,000 educators, exhibitors, speakers and agents attended ICEF's North America workshop in Miami this month, making the three-day event the largest of its kind in North America. 14% of the 402 agents attending had not been to an ICEF workshop before, contributing to an increase of 24% in participants overall.
A fourth Turkish education agency association ‘The Overseas Education Consultants and Agents’ Association,’ (YEDAD) has formed, making the government’s call for unity in the sector less plausible in the busy education counselling industry. The new group already has around 120 members.
English UK’s "inward mission" gave twelve agents from China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and Russia the opportunity to see the variety of English language summer school programs offered by member schools around the country housed in university campuses, private boarding schools and colleges.