The American International Recruitment Council, which aims to regulate agents that recruit students overseas, and certifies agents that meet its standards through an "accreditation lite" process, announced on Tuesday that it had certified an additional 16 recruitment agencies, bringing the total number of certified agencies to 24 (see the list of newly certified agents here.). Two of the approved agencies received conditional certification and one agency was denied certification. American universities are increasingly embracing the use of agents in recruiting internationally, although ethical debates still persist about paying per-student commissions and the corporatization of core recruiting practices.
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