International Agents

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Roles and Responsibilities

The University of St. Francis contracts carefully with agent representatives around the world in order to promote our programs as widely as possible. Agents work with local students directly- guiding them through the search for a U.S. university, submitting applications, applying for the appropriate visa, and preparing to arrive on campus. Agents are knowledgeable about USF’s academic programs, campus culture and application process in order to help students make the best choice for their educational goals.

The USF’s Recruitment team reviews applications to become an approved agent several times throughout the year. Agents are expected to act with the highest levels of integrity and transparency with students and USF regularly surveys students that have worked with our agents to ensure that their expectations and needs are being met.

Our Accredited Agents

Our approved agents work very closely with the University of St. Francis and exist to support applicants on behalf of the University

Agent Resources

The University of St. Francis proudly stands in the Catholic tradition of liberal learning of thought, letters and art. It is in this culture that students are encouraged to incorporate these Franciscan values in their life and work. USF promotes the inclusion of all students, regardless of their citizenship, ethnicity, religion or background. USF will assist all international students in achieving their educational goals and overcome the challenges of studying and living in a foreign country. We will work with you in applying to USF and obtain an F-1 visa to study in the USA. We offer a wide variety of support services for international students including advising, F-1 visa counseling, English language support, and international and cultural events.

USF has four academic schools, which offer over 40 majors and graduate courses.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Masters in Social Work

College of Business and Health Administration

  • Master’s in Business Administration
  • Masters in Health Administration

College of Education

  • Masters of Education
  • Doctor of Education

Leach College of Nursing

  • Master of Science in Nursing

For all of our international application requirements, please visit International Admissions.

Admitted Students

Before coming to USF, students must complete the Pre-Arrival. Students must read the provided information carefully and contact the International Programs Office at if there are any questions or concerns.

Learn more about USF’s Housing Options

The University of St. Francis offers a residential campus experience in Joliet, Illinois. All first year undergraduate students are required to live on campus. Several types of accommodations are available to suit each student’s individual needs.

  • Marian Hall: Freshmen and sophomore students
  • Tower Hall: Junior and senior students 
  • Motherhouse: Junior and senior students (apartments and suites)

Click here to complete the online housing application!

For more information on life as a student at USF, please view our online campus tour!

    • The Americas, Europe, Oceania, Africa and Asia
Canam Consultants Limited
    •  India: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bathinda, Chandigarh: Sector 17-D Headquarters, Chennai, Gurdaspur, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mohali, Mumbai, Nawanshahr, New Delhi House Barakhamba Road, New Delhi Defence Colony, Patiala, Pune, Vadodara, V.V. Nagar Anand
GeeBee Education Pvt. Ltd.
    • Mumbai (Churchgate, Andheri, Borivali, Thane), Pune, Nagpur, Ludhiana, Goa, Surat, Bhopal
Abacus Oversees Education Advisors
Hunter Global

The university does not maintain relationships with any agent whose details are not listed on this site and does not endorse the services they provide.

Issues or problems with agents

If you are concerned that during the application process your elected agent is not meeting the expectations outlined above and wish to request to change agent please contact University of St. Francis immediately:

Thank you for your interest in being an approved agent with the University of St. Francis!

USF works with accredited education agents from around the world. International Education Agents interested in working with USF must first apply to become a recruitment representative. Before beginning the screening process USF encourages all agents to read more about NACAC’s Guide to Ethical Practice in college admissions. Agents are expected to act with the highest levels of integrity and transparency with students and USF regularly surveys students that have worked with our agents to ensure that their expectations and needs are being met.

Read more here.

To apply to become a USF recruitment representative, education agents must complete a three-step screening process:

Step 1: Complete representative profile

Step 2: Contact information for five references from Canadian, British or American institutions (ideally universities or colleges) with whom you have worked in the past (scanned reference letters will not suffice).The International Admissions Office will review these documents to determine whether your services align with USF’s recruitment standards, strategy, and goals. Your references will be contacted directly.

Step 3: Interview – Once the International Admissions Office is satisfied with your proposal and references, you will be invited to interview (typically via Skype) and discuss your strategies in more detail.

Step 4: Approved recruitment representatives are placed on a standard, one-year trial period contract and will be provided with comprehensive training on USF’s programs and basic admission requirements.

All successful recruitment representatives must sign USFs standard agent representative agreement.

Our next review of agent applications will be in June 2020.

Recruitment Representative Application

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