FAQs

Schools/Programs

What are the benefits of joining The GlobalEyes Network?

By joining the Network, you will:

  • Have access to a network of international agents with recommendations specifically for you
  • Have access to GlobalEyes User System (GUS) to improve communication and industry processes, including GUS. Interactive (GUS.i), GUS.Encyclopedia (GUS.x), and GUS.Marketplace (GUS.m)
  • Exclusive invitations to GlobalEyes Network events
  • Save time, money, and energy to fast track local and global awareness for your school/program

How can our school/program be part of The Network?

We are happy you asked this question. It starts off with a conversation to see where your school/school board/program currently is with ISP development. From there, we will work with you to customize a training package specific to your needs. GlobalEyes can help wherever you are in your ISP development continuum.

Who are GlobalEyes members?

GlobalEyes members consist of schools, school boards, programs, and agencies from both the public and private education sectors that adhere to operating according to the GlobalEyes standards. Quality program delivery is key for membership. We are working toward the GlobalEyes mark of quality being the standard in the industry in the years ahead.

Why choose GlobalEyes?

From start to finish, we will be your guide to ensure your program reaches its full potential. The team at GlobalEyes has the expertise and experience to help build a new ISP or restructure your existing program and get you noticed in the crowded field of international education marketing.

How many countries could I have represented at my school?

The number of agent partners working with GlobalEyes will grow over time but the intention is to connect ISPs and agents in over 30 countries.

What are appropriate diversity metrics for my school?

To maintain a diverse student population, we recommend at least 10% of your student body is international students for public schools and up to 30% for private schools. These ratios provide enough students to allow quality programming at the local level and a strong cohort of international students to interact with domestic students. International education is a process, not an event. GlobalEyes is committed to creating “Global Citizens” within all its members: global students, global schools, global communities. Of that 10% we recommend approximately 1/3 Asia, 1/3 Europe, and 1/3 Latin America. These are aspirational targets but do provide a strong goal for your recruitment planning.

What is a ‘balanced recruitment portfolio’?

Many schools make the mistake of only picking the “low hanging fruit” and focusing on major sending markets exclusively. This can make initial recruitment increase more quickly, but in the long run it can be something that impedes growth. The proven GlobalEyes “balanced recruitment portfolio” methodology will set you up for long term success and a diverse international student cohort will be a goal from the outset.

What if my school/program already has an ISP?

That’s great news! In many cases, there is room for growth and improvement and that’s where we come in. The team at GlobalEyes has the expertise and experience to help restructure your program for future growth and success and get you noticed in the crowded field of international education marketing.

What does it cost to join The GlobalEyes Network?

The cost of joining The GlobalEyes Network will depend on the level of service you choose and the length of agreement that reflects your goals. We are building The GlobalEyes Network for long term success and are hoping to attract a clientele looking for the same. If you’d like to discuss pricing, please reach out to our office and we can discuss a service package that is right for you.

What is required of GlobalEyes members?

GlobalEyes members are required to keep an open mind toward positive change, and work with GlobalEyes staff to implement changes to programming and strategy. Over time, members are expected to maintain quality standards in offering excellent service to students, agents, and other affiliated partners.

How will GlobalEyes deliver training?

Training will be delivered either in person or online depending on your location. Initial training will consist of 2-5 days depending on your contract and follow up training will occur when necessary.

How does the GlobalEyes User System (GUS) benefit schools/programs?

The GlobalEyes User System (GUS) is the first platform of its kind in the K-12 international education industry. It brings ISPs and agents to the same online platform to simplify administrative tasks, improve communication, organize workflow, and maximize results. GUS was created in cooperation by a K-12 education provider AND an agency, to live between ISPs and those overseas to specifically support K-12 international programming. For a demonstration of the unique features and power of GUS, please contact the GlobalEyes office to arrange a demonstration.

Why should a school/program have an ISP?

Having an ISP in place increases enrollment, diversity, international prestige, revenue, and allows for future international alumni base. It also creates a network around the world for the students and community while providing a global outlook in classrooms that may have previously been a mono-culture. “Global Citizenship” is no longer an abstract concept to be studied in universities. It is a reality of our present times in an increasingly interdependent world and the earlier we can introduce this to students as a lived experience the more likely they are to willingly embrace an international future for themselves and their community.

Can I add my existing agents to The GlobalEyes Network?

Yes, it is possible to add your existing agents to The GlobalEyes Network. Each member will have their own agent network housed within the GlobalEyes platform (GUS) so adding your current agents does not automatically mean they will be shared with all other members. Please speak to our team about your options.

How quickly can I expect my student numbers to grow?

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the growth rates in international education were 10-15% per year in Canada. It remains to be seen how this will change following the pandemic, but it does provide a reasonable metric for planning purposes.

Will travel be required when joining The Network?

Travel is an essential component of ISP success. This does not mean travel is the first thing that should happen. Much can be done to prepare for a successful ISP before any travel should occur. Once you are ready to travel, GlobalEyes can help you make those first forays into the international student market a positive and productive experience.

Agents

What are the benefits of joining The GlobalEyes Network?

By joining the Network, your agency will have access to:

  • High quality and vetted education providers at competitive prices
  • The GlobalEyes User System (GUS), including GUS Interactive (GUS.i), GUS Encyclopedia (GUS.x), and GUS Marketplace (GUS.m) – all individual components to improve industry communication and processes
  • Exclusive invitations to GlobalEyes Network events

How can our agency be part of the Network?

The GlobalEyes Network intends to create the largest purpose-built group of agents specifically focused on K-12 international education in the world. To be part of this network you would be asked to apply for membership, commit to the GlobalEyes quality standards for agents, and agree to send students to ISPs you met through GlobalEyes on The GlobalEyes Network. There is no cost for agencies to join. The GlobalEyes Network is fully purposed to be a helpful partner and solution for agencies.

Who are GlobalEyes members?

GlobalEyes members consist of schools, school boards, programs, and agencies from both the public and private education sectors that adhere to operating according to the GlobalEyes standards. Quality program delivery is key for membership. We are working toward the GlobalEyes mark of quality being the standard in the industry in the years ahead.

What does it cost to join The GlobalEyes Network?

There is no cost to agents to join The GlobalEyes Network.

How does the GlobalEyes User System (GUS) benefit agents?

The GlobalEyes User System (GUS) is the first platform of its kind in the K-12 international education industry. It brings ISPs and agents to the same online platform to simplify administrative tasks, improve communication, organize workflow, and maximize results.

GUS benefits agents by providing them access to a network of premium international student destinations who have been well-trained to provide excellent service to their students. International student sales need a good destination, quality materials, timely communication, a simple process to apply, and a great student experience to create future positive word of mouth. GlobalEyes clients will understand all of this and will be prepared to support agents effectively. GUS will be the tool that smooths the process in the middle, and increases the likelihood of closing on sales with nervous parents and students looking to study abroad.

Are GUS subscriptions available to agents who are not members of The GlobalEyes Network?

No, GUS is only available to GlobalEyes members.

What is the subscription fee to use GUS?

There is no subscription fee for agents to use GUS currently. This is an introductory offer which will be revisited annually as The GlobalEyes Network grows.

Will our agency have access to all GlobalEyes schools and programs if we are part of The Network?

This is a two-part question. If your agency is part of The Network because you were recruited by a GlobalEyes team member then yes, you will have access to all ISPs on the GlobalEyes platform. If, however, you are on the GlobalEyes User System through an individual ISP who is using GUS then no, you would only be able to see the information provided by that ISP…until you became a full member.

Will our agency be required to sell all programs on The GlobalEyes Network?

No, you need not sell every program to be a member of The GlobalEyes Network. That said, we do hope you will consider all programs in your sales each year and then promote those that meet your recruitment profile. It is our job to keep you informed. It is your job to consider all options and then work with those who best fit your profile as an agency.

What are the full expectations for our agency to be part of the Network?

To be a member in our Network, we ask agencies to:

  • Operate according to GlobalEyes quality standards
  • Work through GlobalEyes and GUS (when connection is made by GlobalEyes)
  • Participate in GlobalEyes events (fam tours, host program visits, online agent fairs)
  • Engage in periodic reviews of GlobalEyes Network programs, by request
  • Participate in an annual audit conducted by GlobalEyes staff

How will GlobalEyes agents be selected?

There is an application process to becoming part of The GlobalEyes Network. Please contact our office if you are interested in pursuing this option. We look forward to working with you soon!

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