Are Students Protected?

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Are Students Protected? An In-depth Look Into Overseas Education Advisory Services is a research report issued earlier this year by the Consumer Council of Hong Kong. It examines Hong Kong-based agents and educational consultants who recruit and advise students interested in studying abroad.

The report identifies a number of issues, including:

  • “service providers would not readily disclose pricing information”
  • “it was clear that the service providers would not transparently disclose the relationship they had with the recommended overseas education institutions”
  • “practices of aggressive selling, bundled selling and poor quality services”

Such findings suggest an answer to the rhetorical question posed by the report’s┬átitle.

It concludes with recommendations for practitioners as well as the Hong Kong government. You can access the full report via the Consumer Council website, here.

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