International Recruitment Partners
Columbus State University (CSU) works closely with a wide range of Educational Agents throughout the world. These agents and counsellors work with local students directly; guiding them through a wide selection of U.S. Universities and programs, assisting with the application process, applying for the appropriate visas, and assisting with everything involved with preparing a student to study abroad. Agents are trained by CSU staff to be up to date with knowledge of all of CSU's academic programs, campus culture and community, and the overall application process. Our primary goal is to partner together and assist students in making the best choice possible for their academic futures.
The Agent Review Committee meets monthly to review prospective applications for new agents. We select agents that meet our university's goals of recruiting with only the highest ethical methods and while meeting CSU's diversity goals. Once a contract is in place with an agent, our office provides counsellor support and training, campus updates, and direct student support. CSU is a member of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) and gives priority to recruitment agencies that have been certified through this association, ICEF, and/or NASFA members.
AIRC is a membership association of accredited U.S. post-secondary institutions and certified student recruitment agencies which develop standards of ethical practice and provides a certification framework for agencies engaged in student recruitment. AIRC has been organized and will be operated as a tax-exempt Section 501(c)(3) organization.
As an AIRC member institution Columbus State University subscribes both to the AIRC standards and to the Rights and Responsibilities of AIRC Institutions and Agencies which may be found in the AIRC Certification and Process Standards Manual.
Why Choose Columbus State University?
Leaving home to study abroad for an undergraduate or graduate degree program opens up a world of opportunities.
Columbus State University (CSU) offers nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing and more. Columbus State provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, CSU thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment.
At Columbus State University, there are more than 50 international faculty with degrees from prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Our professors are passionate about teaching and see you as an intelligent person with vast potential. Our students agree: They see the personalized attention that they receive as a distinct advantage at Columbus State.
CSU & Agents
Columbus State University understands that agents or consultants are often engaged in many parts of the world to assist students in searching for and applying to universities in the United States. Columbus State University (CSU) works closely with select Educational Agents throughout the world. For a complete list of agents who have formal contracts in place with CSU, please click the button below. These agents and counselors work with local students directly; guiding them through a wide selection of U.S. Universities and programs, assisting with the application process, applying for the appropriate visas, and assisting with everything involved with preparing a student to study abroad. Agents are screed, selected and trained by CSU staff and are expected to be up to date with knowledge of all of CSU’s academic programs, campus culture and community, and the overall application process. Our primary goal in collaboration with agents is to partner together and assist students in making the best choice possible for their academic futures.
Prospective students are not required to work with agents nor are they given preference in admission. International students interested in independently learning more about the application or enrollment process at CSU are encouraged to contact the Director of the Office of Graduate & Global Recruitment at kwilliams@ColumbusState.edu
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail Christine Shaw, Administrative Specialist/Coordinator Center for Global Engagement at shaw_christine@ColumbusState.edu