Why do we need a consultant for studying abroad? 

Updated on: Aug 3, 2023

There are several reasons why someone might choose to work with an education consultant when planning to study abroad:

  1. Expertise: Education consultants have experience and expertise in the study abroad process. They can provide guidance on university selection, application preparation, and visa requirements. 
    79% of students who worked with an education consultant found their advice and guidance to be valuable during the study abroad process, according to a survey by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
  2. Networking: Education consultants have established relationships with universities and other education providers. They can help students make connections with these organisations and potentially open up new opportunities.
    51% of students who worked with a consultant were able to access scholarships or other financial aid that they would not have otherwise known about, according to the same survey by the IIE.
  3. Access to information: Consultants have access to a wealth of information about universities, courses, and programs. They can help students find the right programme to meet their academic and personal goals.
    61% of students who worked with an education consultant said that the consultant's knowledge of the study destination was the most valuable aspect of the service, from a survey conducted by the British Council.
  4. Support: Studying abroad can be a complex and stressful process. Consultants provide support and guidance throughout the process, helping to alleviate some of the stress and ensuring that students are prepared for their study abroad experience.
    Students who worked with an education consultant were more likely to feel confident and prepared for their study abroad experience, according to a survey by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI).
  5. Time-saving: Studying abroad requires a lot of time and effort. Consultants can help to streamline the process, saving students’ time and allowing them to focus on other aspects of their life.
    Working with an education consultant can save students up to 60 hours in application preparation time, according to a survey by the International Association of International Education Administrators.

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