Education agents play a critical role in the international education market.

They support students to make the right study abroad decision.

They enable universities, colleges and schools to access new markets.

For many educational institutions, education agents are the most important channel for recruiting international students.

With that opportunity comes the risk that your agents will fall short of your standards when representing your institution and promoting your courses to international students.

The most serious risk is that one of your education agents will act unprofessionally or dishonestly. If that happens – and it happens a lot – potential international student are hurt, and your institution’s brand is damaged.

How to check the professionalism and integrity of your education agents

AgentBee enables universities, colleges and schools to check and monitor the professionalism and integrity of their education agents.

Doing a check is quick, easy and free.

Simply go to our business intelligence portal and search on the name of an education agency or individual.

You’ll get results that show:

1) Positive indicators – such as social media reviews, certifications, training, accreditations and awards that together paint a picture of an agent’s commitment to professionalism and integrity.

2) Negative indicators / Alerts – serious incidents of unprofessional or dishonest behaviour by an education agent.

When to check the professionalism and integrity of your education agents

At a minimum you should run an agent check at the start of the agent recruitment process and before you commit to a business relationship with a new agent.

You can also run regular checks over the life of your relationship with an agent as part of your education agent monitoring process.

 

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