When considering international agents in the student recruitment portfolio, it is vital that institutions take initial steps to screen the agents.  Ensuring you have a reliable agent partner will help you increase your international enrollment and maintain a steady flow of students.

Currently, there are over 20,000 agents around the world who help place students into education institutions.  Some are large mega corporations, while others are small mom and pop operations.  Having a clear sense of the agent’s background and years of operations will help you build your confidence and trust with your overseas representative. (more…)

A July 2014 report commissioned by the Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact at the Institute for International Education (IIE) finds that the number of inbound international students studying at the secondary school level in the United States tripled between 2004 and 2013, and that this cohort now outnumbers those travelling to the United States for short-term exchange programmes.


A national survey released today shows that enrollment in Canadian language programmes increased marginally between 2013 and 2014. This follows a notable decline from 2012 to 2013 and, all told, the clear implication is that Canada is losing market share to other major language travel destinations, a number of which recorded stronger growth over the same period. (more…)