What we bring to our partnerships

INTO helps leading higher education institutions reach, recruit and retain international students, promoting globally diverse campuses and providing life-changing learning opportunities.

Our partners bring academic rigor and reputation. We bring a proven partnering model, the world's broadest, most sophisticated international student recruitment network and over 15 years of experience in supporting universities and international students.

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Approach and model

Every INTO partnership is designed to reflect the unique ambitions of the university it serves — no two look alike. When we develop partnerships, we collaborate closely with the university to create something that aligns with its mission and values, and that focuses on student success. Our partnering models are comprehensive, customizable and transparent.

While demand for international education remains strong worldwide, we understand that major recruitment initiatives are not without risk. Partnership with us reduces that risk, as we apply our resources and experience to protect universities’ budgets and reputations.

Reach and recruitment

We operate the world’s most far-reaching recruitment network to bring our partner universities’ brands directly to students everywhere. An international team of 1,500+ INTO staff and 2,000+ recruitment partners work 24/7 to enhance institutions’ global visibility in 120+ countries. We also offer universities physical presence in key markets through our University Access Centers (UACs).

More than powerful, our recruitment operation is precise. With our ears to the ground in every corner of the globe, we provide unmatched insight on emerging mobility trends to help our partners target recruitment efforts and yield a diverse cohort of students.

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Student experience

Our focus is the long-term success of the students we recruit on behalf of our partner universities. We work with universities to provide students with pre-arrival support, academic advising and employability coaching. This holistic approach ensures students receive support when they need it most, and it empowers them to seize every academic and professional opportunity they get during their studies abroad.

Operational excellence

Since our inception in 2005, we have learned a thing or two about what makes a successful partnership. We dedicate entire teams of experts to matters universities may struggle to manage with their own resources, ensuring no detail goes unnoticed when it comes to application processing, recruitment pipeline management, student support and more. Our shared priority is the success of students we recruit on behalf of our partner universities, and the successful internationalization of university campuses.

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Generating increased international-student demand can pose considerable financial challenges to institutions. That’s why we provide up to 100% of the development costs to prepare the university for a major transformation to its enrollment profile.

In comprehensive partnerships, we expand universities’ capacity to build infrastructure, manage pipelines and ensure superior student experiences. Through our suite of scalable recruitment services, we enable universities to reach more directly qualified students and manage enrollment pipelines with minimal financial impact on institutional resources. Our investment generates new streams of revenue to further empower the university to advance its mission.

Global partner network

The universities that make up our partner network are major public institutions and private liberal arts colleges. They are located in city centers and scenic highlands. They are hubs of research in the hard sciences and proponents of social justice and equality. They are diverse, but they have one thing in common: a truly global mindset.

Expanding every day, the INTO network provides partner universities opportunities to build on each other’s strengths, co-develop programs and pool educators’ knowledge to support internationalization and constantly enhance international student experiences.

Meet our partners

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Discover the INTO difference

In an era of increased international recruitment competition, discover how an INTO partnership could make all the difference to your university’s international growth.

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