The Next Recruitment Frontier: Working with Educational Agents and Agencies

As the landscape for prospective Chinese students shifts and the pandemic continues to restrict travel, more and more boarding schools have formed partnerships with educational agents or plan to do so in the near future. Whether you are currently working with agents or exploring a strategy that will support your enrollment goals, join TABS and the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) to understand how to build healthy, ethical and sustainable relationships that put students at the center. Together we’ll explore best practices in school and agent relationships and how the newly formed TABS-AIRC partnership can help build your school’s enrollment resilience. Please join our discussion. The event fee is included in your TABS member dues.

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  • Dr. Brian Whalen
    Dr. Brian Whalen
    Executive Director, AIRC

    Dr. Whalen is an International Education Leadership Fellow at the University at Albany; a Dean’s Fellow at Dickinson College; and an America’s Languages Fellow at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

    Among the most well-known and influential international education leaders, Brian was for a dozen years the President and CEO of The Forum on Education Abroad. A widely published scholar, Brian was for 25 years the founding editor of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, the first peer-reviewed international education journal.

    In 2019 he received a Centennial Medal from the Institute of International Education for his contributions to the field of international education. He is also a recipient of the W. LaMarr Kopp Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Council of International Education.

  • Jennifer Wright
    Jennifer Wright
    Associate Director and Director of Certification, AIRC

    Jennifer oversees the AIRC Certification, the U.S. quality standard recognizing professionalism and ethical operations in international student recruitment by educational agencies around the world. She also coordinates professional development training for recruiting professionals and international educators, including for staff at colleges, universities, secondary schools and recruitment agency staff.

    She has held leadership positions in international education at universities and third party providers including The George Washington University, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Arcadia University and University of Rochester Educational Programmes Abroad.

    Her master’s degree is from the University of Kentucky and her undergraduate degree is from Franklin and Marshall College.


Apr 21 2021


Eastern Time
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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