Cialfo is the largest network of international high schools and the preferred partner to over 1,000 forward-thinking higher education institutions worldwide.
Cialfo helps higher education institutions to:
Uncover faster ways to understand and adapt to emerging trends in the education sector.
Find higher quality applicants, through smart international recruitment strategies that are based on real-time data and authoritative insights.
Build stronger relationships with our global network of 310,000 students, their counselors, and parents by creating high-touch engagement experiences.
"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."
"The OCAD University Admissions & Recruitment office is dedicated to creating and providing quality and accessible services for our potential applicants. The digital space allows us to interact with more students worldwide than ever before through means of videos, info-sessions, online workshops and more."
“Direct Apply is an amazing tool, and it’s great that you have individual advisors walking students through the process. It just gives the students and us confidence in the product. Direct Apply makes things so efficient in terms of completing the application — student details are pre-populated from the information they’ve filled in on Cialfo.”
“It's the first time that we are engaging with live data and are able to drill into specific data that can help us benchmark against our peer institutions.”
"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. So in these challenging times, when we are unable to meet or connect with the schools physically, this seems to be the perfect virtual solution to connect with schools and students across the globe."
“It's sometimes very hard to figure out the success rate [of recruitment initiatives]. But for Cialfo with this tool [Higher Ed Insights], it’s much easier for the institution to figure out the success rate.”
"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."
"1 on 1 counselor appointments and small group visits are extremely valuable for our team to identify the best fit students and build relationships with counselors. I encourage all high school guidance counselors to help us by providing visit availability in the Cialfo platform along with any other information regarding what they are looking for in a university visit. We are more than happy to cater our visits or presentations to better fit the needs of each school and community, whether that is in person or virtual."
"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.”
"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."
"I love using College Visits as it’s a great way to really make the most of my travels this fall. It’s incredibly helpful to see the available dates and times for each school, as well as learn who’s moved schools during the pandemic! As recruiters start to hit the road again, it’s a great transition back into creating robust schedules and really making sure that we are supporting as many schools and students as possible while in country."
Why partner with us?
Cialfo is where international students and universities alike find their right fit. Universities around the world trust Cialfo’s experts to support them in effectively planning their international undergraduate student recruitment strategy, promoting their unique offerings, and personally connecting with and enrolling right-fit applicants worldwide so they can diversify their campus populations.
Craft effective recruitment strategies
Most university admissions teams simply don’t have the data they need. If they do, they are often under-resourced to use it well. Recruiters need accurate and real-time information, and a reliable partner to help create effective strategies.
With Cialfo’s insights and expert support, universities make data-driven decisions about where and how to spend their budget for the best results.Learn more
Receive qualified applicants and improve conversions
Receive qualified applications easily and securely from Cialfo network schools in 105+ countries, with full student application and visa support from our own regional teams.
Improve enrollment by highlighting your available scholarships in our platform, and get connected with interested students through our virtual and in-person events for schools.Learn more
Stand out in a highly competitive landscape
With Cialfo, universities are able to differentiate their brand in front of 310,000 diverse and qualified students as well as their counselors and guardians.
Engage with your target audience through personalized content delivered at the right time. Build strong relationships with students and counselors in key regions through our virtual events, counselor networking sessions, college guidance workshops, and more.Learn more
Connect earlier with right-fit students
Finding students who are not only a good academic and cultural fit, but also highly likely to apply to your institution can be a real challenge. We can help.
Cialfo connects universities directly with high schools — so you can build genuine connections with qualified students (and their counselors) early in their college planning journey, and gauge interest levels based on the connections they establish with your institution.Learn more