International Student Recruitment Agencies

International Student Recruitment Agencies: A Guide for Schools, Colleges and UniversitiesInternational Student Recruitment Agencies: A Guide for Schools, Colleges and Universities is a new publication that details concrete steps institutions can take to engage with agencies responsibly. The guide addresses the following steps to sound practice:
  • ​assessing campus readiness to engage in agency-based international student recruitment
  • establishing institutional protocols for work with agencies and policy
  • developing a contract, with special emphasis on institutional and student protections
  • identifying and vetting prospective agency partners
  • creating an agency manual and delivering trainings
  • monitoring agency performance assessment


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A decision to use commission-based agencies should be supported by broader strategic planning​, including an assessment of the institution's current outreach practices and enrollment goals and an examination of agency recruitment in comparison with complementary or alternative strategies, which are numerous. NACAC provides a​ vast array of resources for admissions professionals engaged in the recruitment and admission of international students. 

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