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 FAM tours take agent-educator relationships to the next level

FAM tours take agent-educator relationships to the next level

More and more, international educators realise that FAM (familiarisation) tours are one of the most effective ways for education providers to strengthen their working relationships with student recruitment...

 New study highlights global language travel trends and the role of agents

New study highlights global language travel trends and the role of agents

Two million people travel abroad every year with the primary purpose of learning a foreign language. About two-thirds study English and those enrolments are heavily concentrated in the...

 Education agents continue to play a larger role in UK recruitment

Education agents continue to play a larger role in UK recruitment

The use of education agents to recruit international students is becoming increasingly common around the world, to the point where agents are driving significant proportions of international enrolments...

 Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

Eighth annual Agent Barometer survey gathers insights from 104 countries

The results from the 2014 installment of the ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer – the most comprehensive survey of education agents regarding their perspectives on the international education markets...

 NACAC changes code of conduct to allow international agents; releases agent guide for US institutions

NACAC changes code of conduct to allow international agents; releases agent guide for US institutions

“In 1951, NACAC introduced a prohibition on incentive-based recruitment of students for all NACAC members,” explains Eddie West, director of international initiatives at the National Association for College...

The agent question: New data has the answer

In international education circles, the use of education agents is simultaneously controversial, and widespread. But, as a new report published today by The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education...

International student enrolment strengthening in New Zealand

Education New Zealand (ENZ) recently released its full-year report on international enrolment for 2013 and the numbers tell a tale of two sharply contrasting trends over the course...

The art of listening: Better results start with understanding your customer

Listen more than you talk and use the insights you gain into your customer’s needs and decision-making processes to close more sales. This is a simple but powerful...

New UK report calls for cohesive government policy to grow international education sector

Currently in the UK, two facts co-exist… uncomfortably. On the one hand is widespread public anxiety about immigration, fuelled in part by past governmental policies that led to...

Best practices for managing a sub-agent network in Russia

Insight Lingua is one of Russia’s leading education abroad agencies and, with a network of ~500 sub-agencies throughout Russia and other countries of the former USSR, its reach...

NACAC removes ban on commissioned agents in international student recruitment

The National Association for College Admission Counselling (NACAC) held its national conference in Toronto this past week. On Saturday, the NACAC Assembly debated – and passed with a...

Agency-Educator relationship management: from on-boarding to sustainable recruitment partnerships

With up to half of all international students using the professional services of an education agent, and private and public-sector use of external recruiters an established and growing...

New Zealand sharpens recruitment focus with regional trade strategies

Like many destination countries for international students, New Zealand relies heavily on major world markets, notably China and India, for its international enrolment base. But the New Zealand...

Student visa interviews: Behind the glass

His palms are sweaty, his heart is racing… No, it’s not a first date. It’s worse: the student visa interview. Even the most confident of students will surely...

Working with commission-based education agents: the real issue

In a departure from our normal editorial coverage, we are pleased to present the following opinion piece from ICEF CEO Markus Badde on a topic that is currently...