In the ever-changing field of international education, building long-term relationships with educational agents is one of the priorities for most organizations. And IEM is accomplishing just that as it expands its agent network in Southeast Asia.
In early June, IEM’s Marketing and Recruitment Department staff members traveled to Vietnam and China, where they spent time meeting and signing agreements with carefully selected agents during official signing ceremonies held at IEM’s country offices. In addition, IEM attended meetings with different high schools and universities focusing on the development of joint projects such as teacher training, summer camp, science fairs as well as pathway programs for high school students to complete their degrees in the United States. A total of 17 new agreements were signed during this two-week trip making IEM’s scope of global collaboration one of the broadest in the international education sector.
“IEM plays a very important role in not only providing a support system for students and agents, but also for institutions who often do not have the resources to develop international relations and articulation agreements”, says Michael Vu, IEM’s Associate Vice President of Recruitment. “Through extensive training, consistent communication and timely updates, we enable our agent network to successfully pair students with high quality programs offered by our partner institutions. To our partners, this results in an increased international student enrollment and professional representation overseas.”
As IEM continues to deliver sector-leading performance in international student recruitment, it strives to provide a collaborative, supportive environment for students, agents and all partner institutions.