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ICEF Higher Education 2018 in Geneva highlights the growing influence of new study destinations

Published Lynne Farrugia on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

ICEF, the world leader in connecting international education professionals, recently held a successful and distinctly international event in Geneva targeted at higher education institutions.

The ICEF Higher Education Workshop, from September 8 to 10, 2018, connected professionals from higher education institutions around the world with carefully-screened, high-quality student recruitment agents and industry service providers. This year, 241 participants from 65 countries across five continents attended the workshop.

The growing influence of emerging destinations was a distinguishing factor of the 2018 events in Geneva. The ICEF Higher Education Workshop received educators from 22 destination countries including Georgia, Vietnam, Poland, and Slovenia in addition to the more “traditional” destinations in international recruitment such as Canada, USA, UK, Germany, and Ireland.

Commenting on her experience, Carla Casas Palagos, International Relations & Study Abroad Coordinator at the ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design (Spain), said: “This workshop has been a very successful experience for me. I had the opportunity to meet with agencies focused on higher education, which is exactly what I want. As always, ICEF’s organisation has been impeccable.”

Peter Birdsall, Chair of the Executive Board at the Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), said: “The ICEF Higher Education Workshop was very successful this year and I expect around 50 to 60 new students in the next 18 months to come out of the new partnerships we have made.”

Olga Gagarina, Director at the CanPASS Group (Canada), said: “This was a very useful experience for us. The knowledge exchange was fascinating, and we had direct access to active industry players. Throughout the workshop, the ICEF team was most helpful.”

The next ICEF Higher Education Workshop will take place in September 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.



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