Accomplishments and Goals
IECA has been working with the Taiwan education authorities to
better structure and regulate the study abroad consulting
industry. Major accomplishments include the introduction of a
standard contract that agents must use when contracting with
students, and the establishment of professional liability
insurance for agencies wanting to conduct study tour groups.
In addition, IECA assists consumers with dispute resolution
with overseas schools or IECA members. IECA has also
successfully hosted multi-national and agent education fairs
since 1994, making its events one of the longest-running and
most effective promotional events in Taiwan.
The future holds many new challenges and opportunities to
further develop the study abroad industry in Taiwan and
overseas schools’ opportunities to recruit students in Taiwan.
Currently, IECA is working to establish the study abroad
industry as a special licensed industry. Licensing will
ensure better regulation and quality control in the industry
allowing both overseas schools and students to have greater
confidence to use the services of licensed agencies.
Additional goals for IECA include the expansion of its
membership, greater participation in global
international-education organizations, the development of
training programs for its members, the expansion of its
promotional activities for its members and overseas schools.