Great education agents lead to a great start to overseas study

Mrs Emilia Fields1

1Whitefriars College, Donvale, Australia

A great start to an overseas education of a student begins with the professionalism of an education agency. The knowledge and passion shown by agents regarding  overseas study can make a major difference on the students’ readiness to achieve and embrace a new culture.

The orientation and preparation of students by a good agent is pivotal in the emotional, academic and educational journey of  the students. The session will aim to explore the following areas to achieve these goals:

  1. Understanding student motivation and objectives for studying abroad
  2. Listening to student and families and creating a profile of what they are looking for
  3. A comparative and sound knowledge of schools requested by student and those introduced by agents
  4. Aspects of leaving and learning culture of country proposed by students for overseas study
  5. Explanation of official requirements regarding Visa and entry into the country
  6. Different education courses and assessment methods used in different schools
  7. Various accommodation options and welfare requirements
  8. The importance of the education agent as an integral partner in the education journey of the student


Emilia is the Director of the International Student Program at Whitefriars College, Melbourne Australia.  She has been in education all her life and is very passionate about the Integration and Globalisation of students.  She has been Head of School, University Lecturer and has taught students from Preparatory to University level. She is the President of VISION International, the Non- Government school representative to the Ministerial Roundtable and a member of the Victorian International Student Group. She is the current recipient of two prestigious Global Awards:“Business Woman of the Year 2016”-  CV Global Magazine-UK and “Executive of the Year/Education Industry Australia” – Business Worldwide CEO Awards 2017


The Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association Inc. (ANZSSA) is a professional association for people with an interest in the role of support services in post secondary education.

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ISANA International Education Association is the representative body for professionals in Australia and New Zealand who work in international student services, advocacy, teaching and policy development in international education.

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