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Choosing The Right International Education Agency

September 20, 2016

An international education consultancy offers professional advice and help for students looking to study abroad. Studying abroad is a massive undertaking for both students and their families. Understandably, students have a lot of questions that can’t be answered by friends or family and so must seek expert help. Questions such as ‘how do I apply for a university abroad?’ ‘how much are tuition fees in Canada?’ and ‘do I need a special visa to study abroad?’\r\n\r\nAny question you might have about studying abroad can be answered by an international education consultancy.\r\n\r\nThe advice begins with helping you choose the right university to attend and continues well after you’ve settled into your course.\r\n\r\nA leading international education consultancy will provide prospective students with a range of services which can help with the following:\r\n

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  • Application process
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  • Education counselling
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  • Language tests
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  • Visa & immigration advice
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  • Pre-departure briefings
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  • Flights & accommodation
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\r\nYou can also voice any concerns or fears you may have about studying abroad with international education agencies. They will have previously counselled many international students through the process of studying abroad and so will be completely understanding.\r\n \r\n

Why are they important?

\r\n\r\nThe relationship between a student and a study abroad agency is important because without it, many students wouldn’t have the confidence to complete the process. Doing it alone is a lot more intimidating and often, students may not get the required information to succeed in their application. \r\n\r\nThis may be the first time that a student is away from home and agents can form a support mechanism that can ease the minds of both students and their parents. Once you have relocated, you have a support system to turn to that can assist you in the right ways.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, over 92% of UK institutions work with study abroad consultants as they see it as a way of receiving the best, most passionate international students. Many other English-speaking countries use them extensively too. So using a study abroad agency gives a good impression to prospective universities, wherever you wish to study.\r\n \r\n

How to choose the right one for you?

\r\n\r\nMake sure you look at a range of agencies before you decide on one. Your current school may be able to give you a list of reputable agencies for you to look at.\r\n\r\nCertain study abroad consultants have strong relationships with specific universities and institutions. So if you already know where you want to study, you should choose an agency with affiliations to that school. This is because they will have better knowledge of the application process and can give you more information about the school itself.\r\n\r\nIf you haven’t decided where you want to study, it’s better to choose an agency that isn’t specifically tied to any one school in particular. They will be able to give you a more comparative experience.\r\nTestimonials from students who have used the agency is always a good idea. This will give you a good perspective from someone who has been in your position.\r\nBefore you settle on a specific international education consultancy, it’s wise to ask for a summary of the costs. \r\n\r\nKeep in mind that if an agency doesn’t charge you for their services, they’ll be receiving a commission from the institution they are affiliated with. And this may influence their recommendations. \r\n \r\n

Why choose IEC Abroad as your international education agency?

\r\n\r\nSince 2006, we have successfully placed over 10,000 students in some of the best English-speaking universities.\r\n\r\nWe are also a registered UCAS (Universities and College Admissions Service) centre to give you complete confidence in our service.\r\n\r\nWe see the individuality in every student and use that to find you the best course for you, and the place place for you to study.\r\n\r\nAt IEC Abroad, we have a wealth of testimonials from happy students that we have placed in universities over the years, which you can view and read for yourself online. Contact our team of advisors to find out how we can help you study abroad.\r\n\r\n