IDP Education Announces 15th Partner; Dalhousie University

Dalhousie is the fifteenth Canadian institution to join IDP Education's international student placement network as part of its ongoing global expansion.

Nov 03, 2011, 13:52 ET from IDP Education

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest student placement firm, IDP Education, has expanded its professional student placement services in Canada with Dalhousie University.  

Dalhousie, a leading Canadian research university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, joins a growing list of post secondary institutions to enlist IDP's world-renowned student recruitment services.  IDP looks forward to successfully representing Canada's post secondary system with new partner collaborations.  

The size and scope of IDP's counselling Network sets them apart from other student placement services and allows IDP to act as a global advocate for higher education in Canada.  The relationship between IDP and the Canadian university is a trusted partnership:  IDP's mission is to fully understand all aspects of an institution and the types of students it seeks.  This approach will ensure the best match and makes IDP a vital part of the recruitment process.

Says Terry Gallivan, Associate Director of International Admissions at Dalhousie University: "Dalhousie University is committed to greater internationalization of its student community and we see IDP, with its strong presence in numerous countries and history of success in student placement, as an important partner in continuing our progress towards that objective."

Student counselling for Canada-bound students has started in India, where IDP operates counselling centres in 17 key cities, and the Middle East.  Offices in the Middle East region include UAE, Turkey, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.  The organization is steadily expanding the Canada service throughout its network in Asia and the Middle East, while actively building Canada capacity in many of its locations throughout North Asia and Southeast Asia.

Several Canadian partners recently toured India and Middle East with IDP as part of their Fall Road Show, where they met prospective students and interacted with IDP counsellors.

IDP has been placing students in Australia for more than 20 years.  The organization expanded to the United States in May 2008, and since that time has built the largest portfolio of university partners of any agency worldwide.  With expansion into Canada and UK, IDP is continuing its growth as a multi-source, multi-destination placement organization.

About IDP Education

IDP Education is the world's largest student placement firm, with more than 70 counseling centers in over 20 countries.  The company is jointly owned by 38 Australian universities and is one-third owner of the IELTS English proficiency exam, along with the British Council and University of Cambridge (ESOL Examinations).  The IDP Canada venture is an expansion of the already successful Australian student placement service, adding new counselors and support teams for Canada-bound students.  For more information, visit

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