Under Threat

The Use of Recruitment Agents in the United States

  • Philip G. Altbach Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College
  • Liz Reisberg Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College
Keywords: Agents and recruiters in higher education, United States

Abstract

Recently, the US Congress passed a law that inadvertently could have turned the use of agents for recruiting international students into an illegal activity. Many universities rely on agents and recruiters. This article discusses the “crisis“ and argues that agents should in any case not be used.

Author Biographies

Philip G. Altbach , Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College

Philip G. Altbach is research professor and distinguished fellow at the Center for International Higher Education
(CIHE), Boston College, US. Email: altbach@bc.edu

Liz Reisberg, Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College

Liz Reisberg is a consultant in international higher education and research fellow at CIHE. Email: reisberg@gmail.com

Published
2022-01-07
How to Cite
Altbach, P., & Reisberg, L. (2022). Under Threat. International Higher Education, (109), 24-26. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14493
Section
Articles