ISN offers U.S colleges and universities the chance to connect with well-qualified students today, to build reputations and networks to attract the top students of tomorrow. View below for more information about the tours:
What Does Registration Include?
Standard Registration includes...
Standard registration includes ground transportation, a database of attendees, and event participation in school visits, student fairs, agent expos, and education briefings.
Database of Student Attendees & Ground Transportation
“This year alone Tennessee Tech University enrolled 2 students from UAE, 6 from Kuwait, 15 from China, 5 from Vietnam, 11 from Malaysia, 3 from Thailand, at the event(s). Our annual tuition including room, boarding and living expenses totals $27,700. We look forward to joining ISN again next year.”
“We have traveled with ISN for many years and they have been always great at what they do. ISN’s work does not end with the end of each fair, but they will follow up with us and share with us the contact information of all the students who attended the fair. I have 3 students so far coming to Snow College in the fall. I am satisfied with the results.”
“The fair circuit was really great. The school visits and fairs were very large in several of the cities and had a high quality of students.”
“ISN fairs and school visits are well organized and effective, helping us to market our brand internationally. We have met many qualified students at their events. ISN have also helped us develop school, agency, and government connections in different countries around the world. We signed agreement with Intelligent partners UAE.”
“Drury has entered into countless agent agreements and formed numerous partnerships with institutions as a direct result of recruiting consistently with ISN over the past 14 years. We have successfully broken into the market in Qatar, Doha and this was our biggest incoming population from a single country in 2013. Last year we recruited with ISN in India for the first time in over 5 years and saw a spike in our Indian applications and enrollment numbers due to the agreements we formed on this recruiting trip.”
“I really like the ISN program both for content and diversity of participating institutions as well as the intimate nature of their tour groups. Students are adequately prepared to come an ask questions and there is general interest. Unlike some of the larger events, we are able to spend quality time with students and learn about their interests as well as share our unique aspects. The fact that ISN carefully selects participating institutions provides a nice balance between large and small, private and public and a wide variety of geographic locations throughout the US.”
“ISN has been a vital component in helping Briar Cliff grow our international recruitment. The effectiveness of their tours has led me to find perfect candidates and allowed Briar Cliff to successfully expand into the Central and South American market. The tours are always both beneficial and enjoyable. ISN uses our time efficiently to make the most of our recruitment trips. They are helpful before, during and after the tour and provide tremendous support to all of the recruiters.”
“I really enjoy the ISN fairs. I feel like we are well taken care of and that we have many opportunities to vist with prospective students. Thank you for all that you do for the colleges and universities that attend your events!”
“ISN Events are always well attended, and organized. There is the support of US Commercial Services or EducationUSA at each event. The quality of students attracted to these events is very high. Our best and most high achieving Chinese freshman this year came from the ISN Expo in Shanghai!”
Connect with Students Across the Globe
Our participating institutions range from large state schools, private colleges and universities, community colleges, trade schools, and language centers. We tailor our service to each client, yet strive to give all an experience beyond their expectations. In turn, they return to present at our shows year over year, developing a strong bond with our company.
ISN events connect U.S. Universities and Colleges to top quality students in cities around the world. This results in more international student enrollment for our clients. Our events include visits to international high schools, student fairs, and agent workshops. This helps our clients increase enrollment with a single trip.
We limit the number of participating institutions to give you the opportunity to compete for talent without being overwhelmed by too many competing schools. Additionally, we balance out particular specialties, such as engineering and liberal arts at the events to maximize exposure for your institution. This makes it easier for parents and students to focus on their area of interest rather than being lost or confused by too many colleges and universities. Participation at the event includes: event space, high school visits, student events, on-ground transportation, regional airport transfers, agent events and access to the student and guidance counselor database of attendees.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How are ISN events different from events offered by other organizations?
ISN provides a personalized experience to all participants. The tours are limited to 20 participants, so the groups are small and always led by a well-prepared and helpful tour leader. Participants will receive detailed information about travel arrangements, visas, and any special assistance they might need prior to the trip, so they can have a smooth travel to their destination. Ground transportation to and from the events is provided and a database of student fair attendees are included with standard registration. The evening events consist of education briefings with local education specialists, US embassy officials or visa consuls, and the opportunity to meet hundreds of families and students during the student fairs. ISN Tours are unique as they also include agent events in places where this practice is popular, such as India and Asia.
After the event, universities receive a complete database with all students who attended the evening fairs in each city during the tour, totaling hundreds of names for future contact.
Q. What is the schedule like?
In most cities we visit, exhibitors will attend morning high school visits at 2-3 private, international schools. In the evening, exhibitors will attend education briefings and student fairs. Student fairs offer exhibitors the chance to meet hundreds of students and their families face-to-face.
Since Asia and India are agent-driven markets, we also have agent expos in these regions.
Q. How many students participate in the fairs?
We visit four distinct cities in India. In each city, we usually see around 400 students. During the expos, exhibitors will meet and chat with about 25-35 agents per city.
In the Gulf region, ISN normally visits six cities and the fairs are attended by well over 800 students and families. Due to large population of expatriate families in these cities, universities meet a very diverse student population in these events, which provides a great opportunity for recruitment of students from various regions to their universities.
The cities we visit during our Asia tour vary from one season to the other. There are usually five stops on the tour, and the total number of students visiting the fairs can reach more than 800.
The Latin America Tour is one of the favorites among ISN’s clients. The vibrant culture in the cities we visit brings excitement to the tour participants and the families who visit from far. In Latin America, we usually visit six cities and see over 1200 students.
Q. How do we know students are serious about studying in the U.S.?
It is true that not all students are equally prepared or interested. However, 80 – 90% of them take the time to pre-register for the event which demonstrates their desire to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about US universities and how to study abroad. Many bring their academic documents and test results to look for the university that best fits their needs or can perhaps offer a conditional admission on the spot. Considering that not many of them have the possibility to contact American universities in person, all who attend value the time they spend at the event.
Q. How does ISN promote their event to students?
ISN hires marketing specialists in each city who work tirelessly to promote the events through local news outlets, social media, online advertising and other such ways. We also communicate with thousands of previous participants in each city by mass email and social media.
PR postings are sent to educational organizations and contacts at the US embassy and local media outlets.