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A message from CEO
Karuna Ausman

A new year is soon upon us, and I wish to extend my warmest wishes to all agents, students, families, Illume staff as well as institutional employees and faculty that contribute to the work of international education. This past year has been an adventure and a challenge, and I am proud to work with all educational stakeholders who truly believe in the value of international education. As we look ahead to 2022, my goal is to remain resilient in the face of ever-changing worldwide conditions and continue to connect with students as they pursue their educational dreams from around the world.  We will continue to offer support through digital and social media, and if conditions permit, travel to meet with agents, schools, students, and families in person.  We have increased our reach globally despite the challenges of COVID-19 and we look forward to another year of growth and excellence.

Wishing you health, happiness, and success in 2022!

A message from our President & COO
Mike Henniger
It's the time of year when we look back and reflect on the past 12 months as well as look forward to the year ahead. In retrospect, what a year we have had! I have never been prouder to be in the field of international education. As a sector, we have come together to help students achieve their dreams of studying abroad despite the trying times in which we find ourselves. In 2021, Illume worked tirelessly to increase its global presence by growing its network of agents. The Illume team now counts 40 members in 12 countries! Each team member works according to Illume's philosophy: to provide personal service, expertise, and in-country support to our clients and partners. This philosophy is the basis upon which the company was founded over two decades ago by CEO Karuna Ausman. As an organization, we will always strive to ensure each of our more than 30 institutional partners receive the support needed to grow and diversify their international student enrolment.

In 2022, our goal is to continue our tradition of excellence by providing international student recruitment support at a global level. I am particularly excited about our work in East Africa; Illume currently has seven staff members based in Nairobi and we are continuing to grow. We also have three new staff members in China and have recently expanded into Brazil. Stay tuned for exciting updates as we start the new year! I want to thank you for taking this journey with us and I wish each of you the very best in 2022!

 
A message from our Director — Partnerships (Asia), Annie Li
It's hard to believe it’s been over four months since I joined the Illume team - how time flies! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with my new colleagues and our institutional partners, both in Canada and overseas. Through my work with Illume, I have gained a much greater understanding of the international recruitment field and I have spent more time with students, agents, and institutions than I ever thought possible. At this time, my priority is ensuring admitted students start their journey to Canada despite the pandemic conditions. With our help, their study-abroad dreams can become a reality!

The world of international recruitment has always been a shifting landscape, but we are now experiencing an unprecedented amount of change to visa processing, PGWP regulations, border closures, vaccine/ quarantine requirements, and travel restrictions. Illume is helping institutional partners and agents navigate these changes and in so doing, aid their recruitment efforts. Illume is further facilitating recruitment in this pandemic period by providing institutions with real-time market intelligence and expertise to recruit the right students for the right programs. Once admitted, we are meeting recruitment agents and students in person and online to provide pre-departure resources and ensure students travel safely to Canada. 

In the new year, I look forward to working closely with our institutional partners and sharing our Spring 2022 recruitment and student engagement initiatives. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and I wish you all the best in 2022.
Featured Illume Partner:
University of Northern British Columbia
Why Choose UNBC?
We would like to welcome all international students to one of Canada’s best small, research-intensive universities offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, taught by award-winning faculty. 
 
ContactSreesha Sreedharan, Recruitment Specialist
sreesha@illumestudentservices.ca
Student Sharing: Mohawk College
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Congratulations to 
Wilfrid Laurier University!
Wilfrid Laurier University has been honoured with a 2021 Global Student Satisfaction Award for its outstanding student-teacher interactions. The Global Student Satisfaction Awards is the only program informed by the opinions and experiences of students and new alumni.
Read the complete article: https://wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2021/dec/laurier-honoured-with-international-award-for-outstanding-student-teacher-interactions.html
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Testimonial:
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Thomas Young from Memorial University (Grenfell Campus) shares his experience working with Illume and attending their events.
Happy Holidays From the
University of Manitoba!
Holiday Greetings from the University of Manitoba!
Illume Student Advisory Student Services Inc. wishes you and your family a very Happy Holidays!
Illume Team 2021
 
Karuna Ausman | Mike Henniger | Annie Li | Tasha Ausman | Sai Henniger | Hazel Siromoni | Seetha Dronamraju | Nalini Kidambi | Travis Mandel | Amit Arora | Imran Khan | Khurram Khan | Kajal Ginesh | Michelle Joshi | Shivang Malik | Sahil Chawla | Sreesha Sreedharan | Achim Ngonamei | Samanyu Sharma | Nipun Grover | Grishma Ambani | Mohtashim Khan | Parvinder Kaur Malhotra | Feona Matei Julius | Carolyne Abigael Okoth | Imelda Raura | Venantius Robert Wesonga | Edel Quinn Okubo | Joyce Nyokabi Njihia | Karibo Joy Ekeopara | Peter Petrichev | Pham Tra My (Jessica) | Jieun Kwon (Jinny) | Martha Kerube Euceda Carias | Nema Reshamvala | Cania Cheung | Tina Gao
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