IDP Education Adds Middle East as a Source of International Students for Canadian Colleges and Universities

Top Quote IDP Education, the world's largest student placement service, is now counselling students from the Middle East region to Canadian colleges and universities. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 20, 2011 - This week, IDP Education adds the Middle East region as a source of prospective international students for its Canadian placement service.

    Countries in the IDP network that will now counsel prospective students for IDP's Canadian college and university partners include Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.

    "IDP Education is the leading source of international students into Australia," says Maher Elbakry, IDP Education's regional director of the Middle East. "With ever increasing demand for the superb post-secondary education options in Canada, we look forward to helping Middle Eastern students achieve their goals of studying in Canada through a combination of the strategies that have proven successful in Australia along with the unique features of a Canadian education."

    IDP Education, the world's largest student placement firm, currently counsels students for Canada, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Professional, company-employed counsellors meet with prospective students and their families to determine the best fitting institution based on their goals, abilities and needs.

    India was the first of IDP Education's more than 20 source countries to begin counselling students for placement in Canadian partner institutions. Other countries - including China, Indonesia and Vietnam - are scheduled to follow.

    "IDP is very excited to serve Canadian colleges and universities," says Harmeet Pental, regional director of South Asia and North America. "Our goal is to market all of Canada as a premiere post-secondary education destination. We will represent a broad portfolio of institutions across the country, and promote these partners throughout our local markets."

    About IDP Education
    Over the last 41 years, IDP Education has become the world's largest student placement firm, operating more than 70 counselling centres in more than 20 countries and placing more than 300,000 students. It is jointly owned by 38 Australian universities and a leading online recruitment firm, and is one-third owner of the IELTS English proficiency exam with the British Council and the University of Cambridge. For more information, visit

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