International students prize peer opinion, study claims
A survey of almost 2,000 college bound international students from ten world regions reveals that beyond the university’s website and college rankings, conversations with current international students had the most influence on where they finally decided to study. Email and traditional college fairs were the preferred channels of communication with university representatives followed by live instant messaging and campus tours. Students also said they most wanted to speak with representatives from admissions, international student services and financial aid, while conversations with current international students were preferred over chats with professors or alumni of the programme.
Source: The PIE News