For as long as “Shane Yap” could remember, he wanted to study humanities at his dream university in the U.S. But then along came the pandemic in 2020, upending his plans and placing a question mark over his future. Yap’s story is all too familiar for many students aiming to study abroad [...]
High school leavers across the world want to study overseas despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Research by education technology company Cialfo shows that 60% of prospective international students still want to see their plans through, soldiering on as major study destinations launch versions of recovery campaigns. [...]
The pandemic may have wreaked havoc on schooling and overseas travel, but a new report has found that demand for international education remains robust today, with the majority of students remaining committed to their plans to study abroad.
As many as three in five (60%) students who planned to attend university overseas say the coronavirus pandemic has had no impact on their aims, according to research released Tuesday by education technology company Cialfo [...]
Sixty per cent of teenagers with international education aspirations say Covid-19 will not affect their plans, according to a survey by Singapore educational technology firm Cialfo. And while 32 per cent say the crisis has made them “more hesitant” to study abroad, 8 per cent are more determined than ever.Three in five high school students say coronavirus has not altered their study abroad intentions, even though three in four believe the pandemic will diminish the experience [...]
Our guest for this week’s episode is Rohan Pasari, co-founder and CEO of Cialfo, where his team helps universities and high schools work smarter through AI to support the higher education journeys of their students.
But as it became clearer that the obstacles of the pandemic were more than interim, mindsets began to change. Many universities who came to us with relatively short-term obstacles (like international travel coming to a standstill), were now focusing on the long-term opportunities that the adoption of technology could bring. Edtech went from being expendable, or a competitor in some cases, to an essential ally.
Washington State University, a top research institution with an enrollment of 19,900 students, has announced the selection of Explore by Cialfo, an AI-driven platform, to extend its recruiting reach and directly engage with more than a quarter of a million international high school students using the platform [...]
Though Serena Zheng from Canada has yet to step foot on the University of California—San Diego campus, the first-year international student, who has been learning online from home, has already planned how she will stay connected with family and friends once she does attend in person. While she will only be about a six-hour flight from Toronto, she knows that constantly staying in touch with home can also bring peace of mind to her parents [...]
Edtech solutions catering to “geography agnostic” students across the world are preparing for a disrupted student recruitment market beyond the coronavirus pandemic, where educators will use big data to determine strategies and recruitment events will feature digital elements to ensure maximum efficiency and impact [...]
Spring semester is typically a time when prospective college applicants visit schools, meet with friends and counselors to discuss options and start taking their first round of standardized tests. But with the college admission timeline rocked by the coronavirus pandemic, here are seven online resources for students [...]
Last month, the higher education landscape was rocked with a widespread college admissions scandal involving wealthy families cheating to gain admission to college for their children. Allegations like this erode public trust in the college admissions process and further disadvantage those applicants who are underrepresented in higher education [...]
'We are very excited to bring INTO’s leading universities in the US and UK close together with Cialfo’s unique student community and high school counsellor network. This will open new gateways for students around the world to achieve their study abroad goals.'
'Cialfo certainly has an impressive network of schools across various countries and is increasingly perceived as a very student-friendly virtual platform by schools, to identify and shortlist the universities and various undergraduate programmes of the students’ interest.'
'The evolution to provide schools and universities an opportunity to connect in this way is incomparable with other organisations. Cialfo believes in the value of positive relationships, just like we do at the University of Bath. It is reassuring that many of our key international feeder schools are already working with Cialfo, and this is enabling us to extend our reach even further.'