As much as we hate having to share cautionary tales, they do teach us what sort of scams to look out for. Bloomberg published a long article about the use of recruiting agents in China, and how it can result in students being overcharged and led into bad situations.
I’m sure this isn’t the case with every agent, and some schools find them a useful way to attract students in countries they can’t send admissions officers to. But as this article shows, there’s reason to at least be wary. And as we’ve said time and again, if anything seems suspicious or slightly off, do some background research!
Has anyone worked with a recruiting agent, or know anyone who has? Tell us about your experience in the comments.