COLLEGE CONCIERGE AND GLOBAL SCHOOL ACCESS PARTNER Companies Jointly Promote "Lifestyle Services" for International Students to U.S
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - March 29, 2018 - PRLog -- College Concierge has entered into a strategic partnership with Global School Access, North America's Premier International Student Management company, to provide its 24/7/365 mobile platform to students as both companies further help international students assimilate into U.S. colleges and universities. College Concierge's "essential lifestyle services platform" provides products, services and discounts, through its automated and vetted merchant coalition, to assist international students with several important offerings including, but not limited to, car buying, car rentals, car and renters insurance, transportation, residential and communications services.
The partnership begins the Fall semester of 2018 and is offered through both the CC website (www.college-
"Global School Access' international education and culture exchange offering is well positioned through its strong partnerships with international families," said Brett Lippel, CEO of College Concierge. "We both know with over one million international students in the U.S., assimilation is a huge issue, and unfortunately, one of the biggest reasons students leave. Working with GSA, we'll enhance their student's experience, and protect them 'from landing to leaving.'"
"We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with College Concierge to further meet the needs of our international students. College Concierge shares our values of ethical conduct, upholding commitments, and student-centered care. Together we can ensure that students are getting the support they need while pursuing their academic interests." -Sabrina Bahir, COO, GSA
International students are 5.3% of the total student population on U.S. campuses, with China and India being the two largest sources of students. For the first time, 2017 saw the number of international students decline, with the top reasons being:
· Visa application issues or denials
· Costs of U.S. higher education
· U.S. social and political environment
· Increasingly competitive market of higher education options.
Aperian Global also cited assimilation as a major challenge for these students, including:
· Desire for more training before going to the U.S. on culture, law, transportation, lifestyles
· Difficulty understanding why they were experiencing intercultural communication issues
· Challenges with U.S. nuances such as socialization and transportation issues
· Being unsafe and homesick
· Unfamiliar with U.S. laws and policies, and legal processes related to housing and banking
About College Concierge: College Concierge's "landing to leaving" solution is a platform designed to help international students assimilate into U.S. Colleges and Universities. College Concierge helps both students and schools by providing students with a 24/7/365 "lifestyle service" to assist with many of their needs when matriculating into U.S. schools. The Company's merchant coalition provides services including automobile buying, travel assistance, residential services, cell phones and insurance. For more information, please visit www.college-
About Global School Access: Global School Access is a U.S.-based, licensed and insured, international-
College Concierge, Inc.
Eric Fischer, President
Global School Access, LLC
Larry Lifson, CEO and President
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