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The Intead Mystery Shopper Strikes Again! [Part 2]

Last week we revealed that Intead has once again conducted a mystery shopper experiment. This week we reveal the big winners! Read on to discover if your institution made the list...

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The Intead Mystery Shopper Strikes Again! [Part 1]


What happens when a prospective international student uses Facebook and Twitter to signify her interest in, and hopefully to learn more about, various institutions in the English speaking world? We, at Intead, recently conducted another mystery shopper experiment with institutions in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. As has happened in previous mystery shopper experiments, we were not surprised, yet still disappointed by the dismal rate of response by institutions in these countries. One country proved exceptional in their universities’ ability to respond quickly and effectively. You might be surprised to learn the big winner of this experiment.

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International Student Recruiting: When Travel Fails

Recruiting international students is hard work. There's no doubt about it: Traveling internationally, meeting students and parents over the span of back-to-back (to-back-to-back) 12, 14 or 16 hour days, all while keeping up with home office responsibilities. Thank goodness the rewards are great. Well, the personal rewards are great, that's why we are in this line of work. But what about the organizational rewards. How are we doing there?

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