In 2012, StudyWorld London welcomed nearly 400 individual agents representing 57 countries, from as near as France and Germany to countries further afield like Argentina, China and India.
Agents are also known as educational consultants, study-abroad advisors and student recruiters. They provide information and advice to students to help them choose an education provider and course that is right for them. They can advise on the different institutions and courses, the choice of countries and regions, and the costs. They can then arrange a place on a course, suitable accommodation and travel. Agents represent education providers and recruit students on their behalf.
Professional agents have the opportunity to network with some of the best education providers around the world, including universities, colleges, language schools, internship providers, boarding schools and work experience providers. They also have the chance to meet a full range of auxiliary service providers like examination boards, insurance providers, accommodation providers, education bodies and ICT specialists.
Additionally, agents are the only StudyWorld participants that have the option to attend a Fam trip after the event – a tour that gives them firsthand experience of the facilities offered by an education provider as well as the region they are situated.