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Message from the President and COO,
Mike Henniger

Welcome to the June 2022 edition of our Illuminate Newsletter!

In the past months, the Illume team has been working tirelessly to grow our market in Southeast Asia and Latin America following our successful expansion into the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa. This effort is based on our clients' desires for diversification and growth, and we are already seeing excellent results from the Illume team in these regions.

Our Senior Leadership Structure
Illume Student Advisory Services Ltd. is now over 50+ strong in various global locations with a clearly defined upper management structure ensuring we can deliver on our brand promise to our clients.
Our senior leadership team brings together some of the most knowledgeable members of the international education community as well as some of the most forward-thinking leaders of tomorrow. We look forward to helping the global student community and our institutional partners flourish in the ever changing landscape of international education.
A message from our CEO,
Karuna Ausman
Welcome to our summer newsletter! It is a season of growth and expansion for Illume, as we have expanded our operations in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa over the last several months, leading to well-established teams of local representatives working seamlessly in these markets. We are growing in Pakistan and Bangladesh as well, and are always ready to work with institutions in all of our regions to help you grow and streamline your services and recruitment.

It was a pleasure meeting so many colleagues and institutional partners and agents at NAFSA and ICEF in May and June 2022. I met with so many of you and heard your needs after two years of working through challenges in the global market during the COVID-19 pandemic. Illume values your input and communications and we wish to offer dialogue and support to you
both in terms of ideas and logisticsat any time. All of us who work in international education share the values of transparent and ethical recruitment of students into the highest quality programs in Canada and elsewhere. Let us come together to continue our legacy in 2023.

Beginning in July, our overseas travel and recruitment begins again in full form. I will be travelling to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Africa, and I look forward to meeting our in-country partners, and I also wish to invite institutional representatives to travel alongside me from Canada. Reach out to me anytime to let me know about your upcoming travel plans and we can work together at home and abroad.

I wish everyone a productive, safe, and fruitful summer season in the international education community.

As always, it is my pleasure to work with and alongside you.
Introducing Jamshid Mirzabekov
VP - International Business Development
"I am delighted to have joined Illumea company full of talented, sophisticated, and driven individualsled by inspiring leaders like Mike and Karuna. Having gained significant professional experience in both public and private post-secondary institutions, I am honored and privileged to contribute to Illume’s growth and success in various global markets.

Please enjoy the information presented in the newsletter and feel free to send us your valuable feedback, comments, and suggestions. We, at Illume, view collaboration as key to our shared success!" - Jamshid Mirzabekov
In the Spotlight: EduWorld
EduWorld, an Australian based global higher education company, works closely with select universities in different parts of the world designing targeted proactive strategies and branded services to address the complexity of cohort diversity in international recruitment as well as productivity outcomes. They have formed a strategic alliance with Illume Student Advisory Services Ltd. who will nurture leads and advise students with regard to their Global Freshman Certificate.
ISP EduWorld chairman and co-Founder, Mark Skinner, said "that in forming a strategic alliance with Illume, ISP was furthering its foundational strategy of selecting alliances with specialist operators to oversee and implement key aspects of the Global Freshman model. In so doing, they are ensuring fit, brand enhancement and recruitment results for their university partners. In Illume, we identified the resources, skills, experience and focus that our university partners will be able to leverage and benefit from."
He added that "we have over 30 years of innovative program creation and implementation in the international-student and partner-university space which covers internationally branded content development, campus network partnerships, specialist higher education publishing and privately-funded branded student accommodation. We identify niche market segments with characteristics for which we can develop and create branded products to provide opportunities for those prospective student segments and selected university partners. We are a small team that, in turn, forms strategic alliances to deliver the outcomes we have identified."
"The Illume team's disciplined approach and geographical spread means that we can bring together a highly skilled group of strategic alliances to enhance the Global Freshman Certificate."
Institutional Highlight:
Trent University in the News!
Trent University launches 19 competitive Co-op streams focused on the Humanities and Social Sciences. Co-op programs in Philosophy, History, Political Studies, Sociology, and more equip graduates with a degree and 12 months paid work experience in just four years!
Check out the full article at:
Big News for UNB's Business Students
In May 2022, the faculty of management at the University of New Brunswick was accredited by AACSB International, a recognition received by less than 6 percent of business schools around the world.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – connects educators, students, and businesses to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and more than 850 accredited business schools worldwide.

 AACSB is about creating a vision for education that is impactful and relevant and having processes in place that ensure this becomes a reality. It provided the faculty of management a framework to develop programs that prepare students to solve real problems and inspire faculty members to practice innovative teaching methods.

Building on its two greatest strengths, industry partnerships and experiential learning, the faculty has expanded its experiential learning to benefit all students in every year of the business programs.

All students apply their academic knowledge in the real world through industry and community projects embedded into their course work; they also have the option to complete Co-op placements and internships. Throughout their coursework, students prepare for their careers by gaining meaningful experience, developing professional skills, and networking with industry partners. 

 AACSB accreditation sends a signal to the world that faculty of management graduates and alumni are prepared to lead in today’s competitive, global business environment. 
Alexander College (AC): Important Update!
Alexander College is a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada, located in the beautiful city of Vancouver.

Students' progress matters to AC and we like to give them several options to choose from, so this September AC will be adding many new courses to their Associate Degree Program in International Relations, International Business, Business and Psychology, Communications, Business and Communication, Digital Marketing and Management
Furthermore, students studying in our Transfer Program have a much better than the usual 70% transferability rate; They can transfer to many prestigious universities in Canada and even earn an entrance scholarship!

They are eligible to transfer to:
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Alberta and more!
Let's not forget that our new main campus in Burnaby opened in September of 2021 and has beautiful modern facilities. It's located only a few minutes away from Metrotown Skytrain Station, a connection to several major bus stations and 20 minutes from Downtown Vancouver.
Read some of our students' stories:
Hear some incredible student experiences first hand!
On the Go With Illume!
Please enjoy this collage of pictures from our work at conferences, agent events, and presentations around the world. We are dedicated to serving the international education community and there is no better example than our work with those who matter most, the students!
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