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)



2018 FAM Tours and Receptions


INTO Marshall FAM Trip
Organiser:
Marshall University
Date:
December 6-9, 2018
Location:
Huntington, West Virginia
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
INTO Marshall University invites you to join us for an unforgettable familiarization tour. Get firsthand experience and discover our unique educational opportunities that are available to your students. Transportation to and from the airport, as well as your flight from Huntington, WV to Miami, FL will be covered by INTO Marshall.
Contact:
Please contact Chris Kittinger on chris.kittinger@marshall.edu

ECPI FAM Tour
Organiser:
ECPI University
Date:
2 options; December 7-8 and December 13-14
Location:
Manassas, VA (Washington DC area)
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
After touring the capital and having dinner with the international staff, you will have the opportunity to relax in your hotel room in the historic city Manassas. Day 2 will include a campus tour, where you will learn why ECPI is #5 in the USA for the Number of Computer Science Graduates and #5 for Health Professions & Related Sciences Graduates. ECPI University will provide free airport pickup, one hotel room per company for one night, and dinner/lunch on the respective days.
ECPI Fam Tour Group A
Friday 12/07 and Saturday 12/08

ECPI Fam Tour Group B
Thursday 12/13 and Friday 12/14
* 1 night hotel stay, meals and transportation for events including visit to Washington D.C. provided by ECPI university.
* Participants are responsible for airfare, airport transfer, and other incidental expenses.
You can download the FAM Tour flyer here.

Contact:
Please contact Jorge Calderon on jcalderon@ecpi.edu

INTO USF FAM Trip
Organiser:
University of South Florida
Date:
December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm
Location:
Tampa, Florida
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
INTO USF invites you to join us for an unforgettable familiarization tour. Get first-hand experience and discover our unique educational opportunities that are available to your students and have fun in sunny Tampa, FL! Transportation from the Loews Miami Beach Hotel to USF will be provided by INTO. A flyer can be downloaded here.
Contact:
Please contact Grace Beck on gbeck@usf.edu

INTO UAB FAM Trip
Organiser:
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Date:
December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
INTO UAB invites you to an unforgettable familiarization tour in the Magic City. Visit UAB’s beautiful campus, meet our students, enjoy our top ranked food scene and get the most of the southern hospitality in this vibrant and captivating metropolitan area. Transportation from the Loews Miami Beach Hotel to UAB will be provided by INTO. A flyer can be downloaded here.
Contact:
Please contact Alden Williams on alden@uab.edu

FAM Tour - Boca Raton
Organiser:
Florida Atlantic University Navitas Global Student Success Program
Date:
December 13, 2018 8am - 5pm
Location:
Boca Raton - Transportation Provided
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Current & Prospective Agents welcomed! Round trip transportation provided from Loews to FAU in Boca Raton (40 miles north of Miami Beach). Visit campus and our local barrier island research facility, and discover Boca Raton by catamaran while enjoying a Florida style lunch & refreshments. Space is limited.
Contact:
Please contact Carol Stax-Brown on carol.staxbrown@fauglobal.com
The detailed programme can be downloaded here.
FAM tour - Full Sail University

Organiser:
Full Sail University
Date:
December 13, 8am hotel lobby
Location:
Orlando, FL
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Full Sail welcomes currently and future agency partners. Transportation provided from Loews to Full Sail University in Orlando (3.5 hours north of Miami Beach). Visit will include an In-depth tour of the campus, meeting the international team, and a meeting with international students. Lunch and dinner will be provided that day. Saturday, 14th we will host you to a night out in Orlando at one of our amazing attractions. Hotel accommodation will be provided for the night of the 13th and 14th. Guests would check out of hotel on the 15th for their onward journey from Orlando.
Contact:
Please contact Emily Chung on echung@fullsail.com
Evert Tennis Boarding School Tour
Organiser:
Evert Tennis Academy
Date:
December 13th - 7:45AM to 5PM
Location:
Boca Raton, FL
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Current and prospective agents welcomed! We will provide in-depth visit of our campus including different meetings with every department. Lunch will be provided. Pick up from the hotel at 7:45AM. Space is limited.
Contact:
Please contact Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff on edmee.morin@evertacademy.com
Discover Fort Lauderdale, the "Venice of America"
Organiser:
TLA -The Language Academy
Date:
Thursday December 13
Location:
FORT LAUDERDALE
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Discover beautiful Fort Lauderdale, one of America's finest destinations for English studies and visit St Thomas University
8:00 am- Departure from Lowes
8:45 am - Arrival at St Thomas University Miami- Visit TLA summer program facilities
10:45 am - Arrival in Fort Lauderdale. Visit TLA school and meet staff and directors
12:00 am - Brief city tour
13:00 pm - Luncheon hosted by TLA at Hilton hotel, home of TLA Summer program
3:00 pm - Fort Lauderdale canals cruise
4:30 pm - Departure for Miami
5:30 pm - Drop off at Lowes Miami beach
Tour includes transportation from and to Miami beach, lunch and canals cruise.
Seats are limited. Only for first time TLA visitors. Please apply no later than November 23.
Contact:
Please contact Marco Pinna on english@languageacademy.com
American Heritage School - Campus Tour
Organiser:
American Heritage School
Date:
Thursday, December 13th 9am - 1pm
Location:
American Heritage School - Plantation
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
American Heritage School Plantation Campus - school tour.
Limousine's will pick up agents at 8:50am at LOEWS Miami and take them to American Heritage School's Plantation Campus. We will tour the campus, meet with the homestay coordinators, meet the head of guidance, meet the director of admissions. After the tour of campus, we will go for a nice lunch and then we will return the agents to the LOEWS Miami or to the airport.
Contact:
Please contact Marc Shaw on marc.shaw@ahschool.com
Lynn University by Limousine
Organiser:
MLA Move Language Ahead
Date:
Thursday, December 13 at 9AM
Location:
Departing from Lowes Hotel
Invited:
Agents
Programme:
Join MLA to explore our beautiful South Florida centre at Lynn University. Your chauffeured limousine will pick you up from the Loews Hotel and bring you to the campus in Boca Raton. Our MLA staff will provide you with a guided campus tour followed by a brief agent training on the benefits of working with MLA and what makes our programmes in the UK, Ireland, USA, and Canada the best in the industry! You will then be treated to lunch at Morton’s The Steakhouse where you will dine with our sales team. Following lunch, the limousine will bring you back to the Loews Hotel, so you can enjoy the Miami afternoon on the beach. The MLA FAM trip to Lynn University is completely free to agents and will last from 9AM to 3PM. To RSVP, contact sales-usa@mlaworld.com.
Contact:
Please contact Karson Langenfelder on k.langenfelder@mlaworld.com
Beach Volleyball Tournament by Ustudy Spanish
Organiser:
Ustudy Spanish
Date:
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at 11:00 - 14:00
Location:
Volleyball Court in front of Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Invited:
All
Programme:
After 3 successful days of meeting new people, maintaining relations, and sharing ideas at ICEF Miami, it's time to play! Join us for our beach volleyball tournament in front of Loews Miami Beach Hotel - out of the building, into the sun! You don't need to be an expert, really everyone is welcome. If you want to play, please register following the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/after-icef-beach-volleyball-tournament-by-ustudy-spanish-tickets-53010849879 If you come to watch, please hit the "GOING" button of our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/350906322326231/ This way we can plan accordingly. Thank you! We are excited to have some fun with you, and create moments, we'll all love to remember..
Contact:
Please contact Lara Gabe on info@ustudyspanish.com
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

Checklist for Agents

Hotel Accommodation:

Your accommodation at the ICEF Miami Workshop 2018 will be sponsored for 3 nights from Monday afternoon, December 10, 2018 until Thursday morning, December 13, 2018 at one of our partner hotels.

    Travel to the Event:

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    • 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 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 10 - 13, 2018). Deadline for invitation letter requests is November 10.

      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

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      “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.

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