CCIE – California Colleges for International Education

BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Student Recruitment Agents in International Higher Education

With a focus on the growing number of institutions employing commercial agents to support international student recruitment, Student Recruitment Agents in International Higher Education provides an evidence-based exploration of this phenomenon and will increase the reader’s understanding of the multiple dimensions of agent engagement, its contradictions and complexities.

This book explores who and what these education agents are, what students and higher education institutions can expect from a good agent, how bad agents can be identified and avoided, and what we learn from the reasons for the development of these agents in the first place. Offering theoretical perspectives with practical applications, this volume features contributions from academics and scholar-practitioners, laying out fresh perspectives and insights on topics such as process transparency, developing agent policy and procedures, and government regulations.

Providing the ideal reference for students embarking on international study, agents, higher educational institutions, government/accreditation agencies, researchers and practitioners, this insightful book acts as a critical basis for further research and improvements in higher education practice.

Have a look at these articles about the book, both hot off the digital press. The first is a review and the other one was written by the three co-editors: 

Choice to work with agents “not a given” – new book (11.7.23)

Clamping down on unscrupulous student recruitment agents (12.7.23)