Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

State Dept. Draws Criticism Over Policy on Paid Recruiters of Foreign Students

"The U.S. Department of State has overstepped its authority in issuing
a policy against the use of paid recruiters for overseas students.  That was the charge made during a panel discussion on Friday, the
final day of the annual meeting of Nafsa: Association of International
Educators. … Reached for a response, Meghann Curtis, deputy assistant secretary
for academic programs at the State Department's Bureau of Educational
and Cultural Affairs, said that the department was aware that there is
"a lack of consensus" on the use of agents. "Our directive to the State
Department-funded EducationUSA centers applies to advisers within our
network," she said in a written statement. "To meet the State
Department's public-diplomacy mission, EducationUSA provides
comprehensive information to international students about the entire
range of accredited U.S. colleges, universities, and programs in our
effort to help students find