About this Workshop

The United States and Canada are top study destinations with broad international appeal across all educational sectors. Each year, an increasing number of North American institutions turn to agents to help them boost international enrollments and increase the quality of student applicants. The best place to find top-quality agents focused primarily on the US and Canada is the ICEF Miami Workshop.

All of the student recruitment agents that attend the ICEF Miami Workshop undergo ICEF’s strict selection and screening process – considered the most stringent in the industry. In addition to providing both detailed information about their business and references from current educator partners, agents must demonstrate an established focus on sending students to North America.

Prior to the event, educators are able to schedule up to 38 one-to-one business meetings with agents from all over the world online. The ICEF version of the eSchedule PRO meeting booking system allows educators to view comprehensive agent profiles, including the number of students sent to the US and Canada per education sector in the last 12 months. This information helps you identify and meet with the agents most relevant to you.

The ICEF Miami Workshop is an ideal opportunity for US and Canadian institutions to benefit from a large number of top quality recruiters committed to building lasting partnerships within North America.

Specific Information about this Workshop for Agents

  • Easily develop partnerships with quality educators from the US and Canada
  • Increase student placements by gaining new contacts and new representation agreements in North America
  • Broaden and diversify your product portfolio and study options
  • Maintain existing contacts and networks
  • Promote your agency to key players within the international education industry
  • Keep up with current market intelligence and trends
  • Meet with a large number of educators and service providers in one place - save time and money
  • Sit an ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC), US Agent Training Course (USATC), or Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA) test

View the Agent comments video.

  • Educators from the United States and Canada (universities, vocational schools, boarding schools, language schools)
  • International agents focussed on the US and Canada
  • Service providers who have products and / or services to sell to students via education institutions or education agents
  • Education industry members including education associations, tourism boards and economic development organizations

Prior to the workshop:

  • Comprehensive details of invited educators and service providers
  • Access to the eSchedule PRO online meeting booking system
  • City and venue information

At the workshop:

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation (per agency) for agents based outside the workshop location
  • A copy of the Educator & Service Providers Catalogue
  • An entry in the Agent Catalogue
  • Access to Marcom Onsite for last-minute appointment scheduling
  • Participation in seminars
  • Workshop receptions, refreshment breaks and meals
  • Opportunity to attend agents familiarisation tours and receptions

Training options for agents

ICEF supports ongoing agent training through five courses:

ICEF Agent Training Course (IATC)
Canada Course for Education Agents (CCEA)
Chinese Education Agent Course (CEAC) – China-based agents only
US Agent Training Course (USATC)
Irish Education Agent Course (IEAC)

2017 FAM Tours and Receptions

 Dinner and cocktails with a view! Atlantis University NEW Campus
Atlantis Language Institute and Atlantis University
December 13, 6pm - Immediately following the closing of the event
Downtown Miami, Atlantis University NEW/ ADDITIONAL Campus location 1101 Sunnybrook Rd. Miami
Atlantis Language Institute has grown and relaunched on the campus of Atlantis University. Please join us at our new additional campus in the heart of Miami. Our vision is to continue to create a family environment for our ESL students in our university setting as well as international degree seeking students at our American campuses.

Please enjoy dinner and cocktails, with a view of Miami, at our new,high tech, modern facility, meet staff and students and learn about the ESL program, Business, IT, Computer Engineering and Healthcare degrees which can lead to OPT and STEM OPT for our international students looking to get the most out of their educational experience in Miami!

The reception is a 10 minute COMPLIMENTARY shuttle bus ride from the Loews Hotel.
Address: Downtown Miami
Time: 6:00 pm meeting time (Loews Hotel front lobby)to 9 pm (return to the lobby)
Fee: Complimentary dinner and cocktails with a view
Attire: Casual

For questions regarding this event and or to confirm your participation please email Bianca Palacios at bianca.palacios@atlantisuniversity.edu
More information can be found here.

Please contact Bianca Palacios on bianca.palacios@atlantisuniversity.edu
FIU Business Networking Dinner and Reception
FIU Business
Wednesday, December 13, 7:15 PM - Midnight
Mango's Tropical Cafe, 900 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
We cordially invite you to join us as we tantalize your taste buds with “Florribean” cuisine and enjoy a family friendly cabaret-style show at one of Miami’s oldest nightlife venues. Included in your RSVP is a 3-course dinner, unlimited soda, juice, and water, and access to Mango’s Tropical Café for the remainder of the evening. A cash bar will be available at your expense. The ICEF Miami Workshop ends at 5:55 pm. We ask that you arrive in the Lowes Miami Beach Hotel Lobby by 7:15 PM. Members of the FIU Business team will be on site to direct you to the event location; we will depart from the Lowes Miami Beach Hotel PROMPTLY at 7:30 PM. Together, we will walk to Mango’s Tropical Café, less than 1 mile from the hotel; approximately a 15 minute walk. If you wish to utilize public/private transportation, please arrive at Mango’s Tropical Café no later than 7:40 PM. We look forward to spending the evening getting to know you and sharing a piece of Miami with you.
Please contact Staci Bernhard on sbernhar@fiu.edu
Lead5050 North American Launch
OHLA Schools & Study Group
Date: December 13th Time: 8:30pm
Atton Hotel: 1500 SW 1 Avenue. Miami, FL 33129
Agents, Educators, Exhibitors
OHLA Schools & Study Group have joined forces to support the vision of Lead5050. Its vision is to raise the profile of women and men in the international education industry and facilitate them into positions of leadership. Mingle and network with the movers and shakers of our industry and simply enjoy a fun night, filled with music, drinks and the “Hottest Band of Miami”. We guarantee you an unforgettable night full of surprises.

The Music Band is Co-Sponsored by ExchangeMate International Education USA.

The reception is a 10 minute Uber drive from the Loews Hotel.
Address: Atton Hotel: 1500 SW 1 Avenue. Miami, FL 33129
Time: 8:30pm
Fee: GBP20 entrance fee
Attire: Semi-Formal

To participate in this event please purchase your entry ticket here. Bring your smile and dancing shoes to the dance floor!
For questions regarding this event and or to confirm your participation please email Jenny Nieveen at jnieveen@ohla.com
Purchase your tickets NOW.
DSA Fam Tour
Divine Savior Academy
December 14, 2017, 9:00 AM
Doral, Florida
Pick up will be at the hotel at 9:00 AM.
Transportation is provided to the school, which is approximately 30 minutes away. At the school, the guests will be met by student ambassadors, who will give them a private tour.
At 11:30, the guests will be treated to a lunch at an upscale restaurant in downtown Doral.
Transportation will be provided back to the hotel.
Approximate time of return is 2:00 PM.

More information can be found here.

Please contact Erika Biesterfeld on erika.biesterfeld@divinesavioracademy.com
Thursday December 14
Pick up at Lowes Hotel at 8:00 am
Drive to Fort Lauderdale, the "Venice of America"

9:15 - 10:30 - Visit TLA main school in downtown Fort Lauderdale - Meet Directors and staff
11:00 - Fort Lauderdale canals cruise and Millionaire's row mansions
12:30 - Brief City tour
1:30 - Visit TLA Summer program hotel residence
1:30 - 2:30 - Lunch hosted by TLA at Hilton
2:45 - Bus transfer to St Thomas University- Miami location of TLA Junior program
3:30 - Tour of St Thomas University campus
4:30 - Transfer to Miami beach
5:30 - Arrival at Loews Miami beach

The TLA and visit to Fort Lauderdale fam trip is always popular and fills up very quickly. Please note that availability is limited and only first time TLA fam trip participants may apply.
Please contact Mr. Marco Pinna on english@languageacademy.com
USF Fam Trip
University of South Florida

Wednesday after the ICEF Miami Workshop

Tampa, Florida


Who: INTO Approved Agents ONLY, Agents in active partnership discussion with INTO, or High School Guidance Counselors.

We will leave immediately after the last meeting on Wednesday by bus to Tampa. Spend two days at USF with departures on Saturday.

All transport, hotels, meals and activities will be included for approved guests.

Please contact Sarah Wietzke on skay@usf.edu
American Heritage School - Campus Tour and Lunch
American Heritage School

December 14th, 8:50 am through 1:30pm

American Heritage School


American Heritage is inviting agents from ICEF for a campus tour and lunch.
Limos will pick up agents at the Loews Miami at 8:50 am.

We will tour American Heritage’s 40 acre campus. The tour includes meeting the Director of Admissions, the Head of Guidance and the Homestay Coordinator.
After the tour, we will take everyone for a nice lunch and provide transportation back to their hotel or to the airport.
The best way to get to know a school is to visit. This is a great way to get to know one of the best college preparatory schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) in the country.

All are welcome!!

Please contact Marc Shaw on marc.shaw@ahschool.com
University of Miami - Fam Tour and Lunch
UM - School of Business
Thursday, December 14, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Coral Gables Campus - 5250 University Drive.
FAM Tour – ICEF Workshop in Miami December 14, 2017 10:30 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. Faculty Lounge | 5250 University Drive | Coral Gables, FL 33146
10:00 am Pick Up at Loews Hotel (35 min drive to Coral Gables)
10:40 am to 10:45 am Check-In, Networking Faculty Lounge
10:45 am to 11:05 am Welcome Remarks by Vice Dean Dr. Patricia Abril Faculty Lounge
11:05 am to 11:40 am Graduate Business Programs Presentation by Graduate Business Admissions Staff Faculty Lounge
11:40 am to 12:40 pm Lunch, Networking with Faculty, Staff, Students
12:40 pm to 1:00 pm Campus Walk (Photo at the U, Bookstore, Lake) UM Coral Gables Campus
1:00 pm to 1:05 pm Closing Remarks by Graduate Business Admissions Staff UM Campus – University Drive
1:05 pm Approximate time of return to Loews Hotel is 1:45 PM.
Please contact Joseph Cosials on jcosials@miami.edu
To ensure that you are well prepared and make the most of your workshop participation, it is important that you read the Agent Information Pack below.

Agent Information Pack

Hotel Accommodation:

Your accommodation at the ICEF Miami Workshop 2017 will be sponsored for 3 nights from Monday afternoon, December 11, 2017 until Thursday morning, December 14, 2017 at one of our partner hotels.

    Travel to the Event:

    • Sky Team Discounts

    • Program:

      Visas are required for all foreigners entering the United States unless they are from a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program. Further information is available at
      Visa Waiver Program

      Travellers seeking to travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for travel authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Please click here for further information and to fill out an application form. Please note, your application must be approved prior to your entering the USA.

      Please note, airport authorities do not issue visas and you will have to apply for a visa in advance. For the purposes of the ICEF Miami Workshop 2017 you will need to apply for a B-1 visa, a non-immigrant visa, designed for persons who want to enter the United States on a temporary basis for business purposes.

      Please contact your local US consulate / embassy and enquire about visa regulations for your particular country and how to obtain a visa. If you would like to apply for a business visa, you will need an invitation letter. Please contact Tim Ritschar for details.

      Important: ICEF can only provide you with a letter of invitation for the duration of the workshop (December 11 - 14, 2017). Deadline for invitation letter requests is November 11, 2017.

      Please check regulations with the respective embassy well ahead before travelling. To find out more about country-respective visa requirements visit the following website:
      Visa Requirements

      “The event has brought me and my English center a new working trend that leads me to gain hundreds of opportunities of working as a recruiting agency with numerous educators in the US and Canada, which enables and empowers us to explore more our own potential and efforts to enhance the working efficiency in recruiting Vietnamese students going abroad to learn, especially to the US and Canada.” - Thuy Thi Thu Doan, Khoa Tri English Center, Vietnam.

      “The ICEF workshops always bring me the best connections to grow my business every year.” - William Moreno Acero, Will World Education, Australia.

      “ICEF has proven to be an event of immense value when looking to grow business, keep abreast of industry news and trends. ICEF is simply good for our business.“ - Oluwasegun Theophilus Oladimeji, Glory Educational Services Ltd, Nigeria.

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