ILLUME
Student Advisory Services

for educational institutions, service providers, and international students

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Mission

To assist educational institutions, service providers, and international students in their pursuit of academic excellence.

Vision

To create a world with greater equity and accessibility that allows students to pursue their dreams by studying abroad.

Values

To be knowledgeable, collaborative, ethical, and sustainable in all our initiatives in international education.

About Us

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About Us

Founded in 1996, Illume Student Advisory Services Ltd. is an educational services company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. For over 25 years, we have provided a host of services to the international student community as well as to a broad range of educational institutions. Illume began its journey as a small company—with a few key institutional partners—that focused its recruitment and internationalization efforts in Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent

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"People, expertise, and strategies to achieve your international goals"

Why choose Illume?

Our motivation

At Illume, we believe international education is an opportunity for students to better their lives through education and global citizenship. In making these important life decisions, every student deserves access to the information that will allow them to make the right one. With the support of our institutional partners, Illume provides a global network of representatives who share the valuable information and advice international students need when choosing an educational path. Our representatives are also equipped to guide students through the application process and answer any questions they may have from culture and lifestyle to student visas and employment opportunities.

How we work

We start by simply understanding your needs. Our insight and expertise—acquired through our collaborative work with a variety of education organizations—allow us to establish clear objectives and form a step-by-step plan. Our decades of industry experience help us set strategic priorities to develop your brand internationally while forging relationships with partners who can positively impact your internationalization goals. We know what factors determine success in the higher-education marketplace. Our award-winning team is passionate about international education and student recruitment, and many of them have spent their careers working in the industry.

Result-oriented

Results matter to you, which is why they matter to us. Our entire operation, from our global system of in-country representatives to our targeted recruitment activities, is designed to bring you closer to your internationalization goals. We work tirelessly to ensure our institutional partners receive the best possible representation in the international student recruitment market. In promoting your programs and growing your brand awareness, we create lasting momentum that will generate yearly increases in your international student enrolment. Following every recruitment initiative, we compile data and generate analytics to evolve our recruitment "practices" and obtain a greater number of leads.

"Being a small institution in Manitoba, MITT has often found it difficult to compete on the global stage. Our partnership with Illume has changed that. Illume’s global team has helped to advance our international student recruitment efforts and we have benefitted by high class fill rates, increased retention, and diversification of international student body. This partnership has allowed us to have an intentional global strategy which would have been difficult for MITT to achieve on our own."

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Bev Stuart - Vice President, Business and Organizational Development at Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

"Trent University is committed to diversification and outstanding services in our international program. Illume has established offices for us in Ghana and Kenya. They assist us with strategy, logistics and day to day operations. In India, Illume assists with recruitment and enrollment support and conversion. We view our Illume staff and colleagues as an integral part of our international team and a vital part of our recruitment success"

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Cath D'Amico - Director, Trent International, Peterborough and Durham Ontario.

"Illume has helped Keyano college quickly launch our international program. In short time, Illume established in-country presence for us in India, Nigeria, and Philippines. We have onboarded over 75 new agents and are seeing applications increase exponentially."

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Jay Notay - CEO Keyano Collage – Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Our Partners

Alexander College
Bow Valley College
College of New Caledonia
Columbia College
Douglas College
Keyano College
Simon Fraser University
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
GrenFell Campus
Mohawk CollegeT
Norh Island College
Northern College
Ross University
St.FrancisXavier University
Thomas College
Thompson Rivers University
Trent University
University of British Columbia
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswisk
MIT
MIT
MIT
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Dublin International Foundation College
University of Windsor.
Alexander College
Bow Valley College
College of New Caledonia
Columbia College
Douglas College
Keyano College
Simon Fraser University
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
GrenFell Campus
Mohawk CollegeT
Norh Island College
Northern College
Ross University
St.FrancisXavier University
Thomas College
Thompson Rivers University
Trent University
University of British Columbia
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswisk
MIT
MIT
MIT
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Dublin International Foundation College
University of Windsor.
Alexander College
Bow Valley College
College of New Caledonia
Columbia College
Douglas College
Keyano College
Simon Fraser University
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
GrenFell Campus
Mohawk CollegeT
Norh Island College
Northern College
Ross University
St.FrancisXavier University
Thomas College
Thompson Rivers University
Trent University
University of British Columbia
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswisk
MIT
MIT
MIT
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Dublin International Foundation College
University of Windsor.

Best Practices

Recruiting International

Students in Africa

A WHITEPAPER

Best Practices

Recruiting International

Students in Africa

A WHITEPAPER

Ready to expand your recruitment horizons?

Our whitepaper offers insights and best practices to effectively reach the African student market.

Our Latest News

Illume's North and West Africa Roadshow Spring 2023

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Illume's West and North Africa Roadshow 2024

By participating in our fairs and agent meet-and-greets, educational institutions can grow their brand presence, broaden their recruitment networks, increase their diversification, and take an important step towards reaching their recruitment goals.