In a historic move, the US Department of State has officially endorsed the usage of education agents by attending the AIRC conference and speaking in collaborative tones at a plenary alongside counterparts from the US Department of Commerce.
Short on time but want to be tight on the detail? Anton Crace has analysed what Australia's new national code means for providers and their relationships with the education agencies who supply them with many of their international enrolments. A careful and closer relationship is being fostered by the new regulations.
Latin American agents report they are beginning to see repercussions of the US’s change in politics, predicting interest among students to study in the country will stagnate with students seeking alternative English language destinations.
Alongside the proliferation of commission based agents in US higher education recruitment has come some growing pains including snags in communication, unrealistic expectations and a lack of cross-departmental support.