The latest ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer reveals a drop in attractiveness for both the UK and the US as study destinations among education agents in the last year. A survey of what concerns parents and students most sheds light on possible reasoning behind their decline.
Speaking with The PIE News , educators, agents and accreditation bodies have said the arrests of 21 education counsellors for visa fraud earlier this month highlights the need for due diligence on both sides of the recruitment process.
ICEF and Australia's PIER, two companies which collaborate on the delivery of the ICEF's various agent training courses, have announced a new app which allows users to find any qualified education counsellor based on a GPS location tool.
ICEF has launched a US Agent Training Course specifically designed to improve the quality of service delivered by education agents sending students to study in the US. Agents may sit an exam at the end of the free online course.
A year after launching the a student review website for study travel, ICEF has revamped its CourseFinders website to look more modern, be optimised for all mobile devices and include enhanced search and review functions.