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We are Cialfo

We are a student-first career exploration and college application network founded by former international students and college counselors. Powered by a comprehensive platform, we help students, counselors, parents, and university recruiters take the best next steps toward finding their right-fit by utilizing the power of community and technology.

Our mission is to make education accessible to students everywhere.

The one-stop platform for college applications and guidance

Students and their families depend on Cialfo to:

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Get reliable, objective information and guidance about study destinations, courses, and colleges and universities globally using a single platform.

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Discover their right-fit places of study for higher education based on their individual preferences, career aspirations and financial considerations.

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Collaborate closely with their high school counselors or Cialfo’s Student Education Advisors to plan their college path and discover scholarship opportunities.

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Counselors and school leaders at the world’s best schools trust Cialfo to:

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Simplify college research and application processes for their students.

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Improve engagement with students and guardians, power their counseling strategy using data-backed insights and improve student outcomes.

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Save time spent in doing adminstrative work with streamlined workflows for managing student applications and documents.

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Leading higher education institutions globally work with Cialfo to:

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Refine their international strategy with powerful, trusted, real-time insights and support from Cialfolks with years of admissions experience.

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Build strong, long-term relationships with right-fit students, their counselors and families in the right place at the right time.

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Form a more diverse and inclusive class.

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Connecting our student, high school and university communities across the world

What our partners think of us

Ciara Newby

Head of International Recruitment, University of Bath

"We have been so impressed with the relationship we have developed with Cialfo over the past year and a half. The user friendly platform has students at the heart of what they do, yet the data driven approach is incredibly beneficial to universities."

Jesse Reuter

Counselor, Loyola High School, Los Angeles

"In searching for a new college counseling platform, our team identified two must haves - excellent customer service, and the ability to send documents to all colleges. Cialfo has exceeded those expectations and has been a breath of fresh air."

Michelle Trimpe

Deputy Director of Admissions & Director of International Admissions, The University of Chicago

"Cialfo’s premium profile and content library have been helpful in navigating the 'new normal' of international student engagement. We’ve been able to share our virtual opportunities and summer programs with students around the world.”

Dr. Daniel Saud

Director of International Programs, Admissions, Recruitment & Marketing, Washington State University

"We are excited to partner with Cialfo in increasing higher education access to students across the globe. Since 1890 Washington State has been committed to advancing, extending and applying knowledge through global engagement. Our partnership with Cialfo allows us to deliver on that mission to the 1600+ schools where students use Cialfo to apply to colleges and universities. Our partnership with Cialfo allows us to share the Coug spirit with 100+ countries and inspire future Cougs."

Francis Miller

Director of College Counseling, Xian Tie Yi High School, China

"Cialfo's customer support, professional development, and dedication to non-stop product improvement have not only made my work easier, but also have made it easier for our whole counseling team to elevate our counseling program. This is especially visible in the application results at our school."

Arianto Trisnadi

College Counselor, Beacon Academy, Jakarta

"Cialfo has provided us with a user-friendly tool that fits the needs of today's modern students. The platform is intuitive and provides a lot of options that can be adjusted to the needs of not only students, but also counselors and schools. Moreover, Cialfo offers step-by-step assistance that makes everything a lot easier."

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Connecting high schools and higher education institutions  worldwide

Tsinghua University High school
Yk Pao school
Xi'an Tieyi High school
UWC Thailand
UWC China
Trinity School US
Trinity School
TISB
Taipei American school
Singapore American School
Shenzhen school
Shanghai Qibao Dwight
Branksome Hall School
Shiv Nadar School
Reedley International School
Raffles Institution
Ningbo Foreign Language School
Mayo College
Malvern Preparatory School
Mahatma Gandhi International School
John Burroughs School
The International School of Kuala Lumpur
Hill School
Hiranandani Foundation School
Glendale Education
Episcopal Academy
Christopher Columbus High School
Chirec International School Hyderabad
Castilleja School
British Vietnamese International School Hanoi
Canadian International School
Brooklyn Friends School
Bangalore International School
American School Of The Hague
Aditya Birla World Academy
DSB International
Don Bosco International
Ryan Schools
Cathedral & John Connon
Oakridge Schools
Washington State University
University of Leeds
University of Warwick
University of Toronto
University of Sheffield
University of Guelph
Shiv Nadar University
Lancaster University
Florida International University
Coventry University
BML Munjal University
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
University of Chicago
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
BITS Pilani Dubai
University of Sydney
EU Business School
George Mason University
Monash University
Queen Mary University
Ryerson University
Simon Fraser University
University College Dublin
University of Alabama
University of Auckland
UNSW
University of Queensland
University of Utah
University of Western Australia
VIT
Baylor University
Australian National University
Amity University
Leiden University
Cardiff University
University of Exeter
O.P. Jindal Global University
University of Melbourne
University of British Columbia
University of Bath
Plaksha University
University of York
University of Surrey
University of Chicago
Rutgers
Imperial College London
Durham
Loughborough University
York
Arts University Bournemouth
OCAD University
IE University
Warwick
University of Dundee
Trinity College Dublin
Lingnan
ESSEC

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