African Leadership University, Mauritius
Providing a flipped classroom model and
removing all lectures, students at ALU
spend their first year of study building a
leadership core, before choosing a mis-sion,
rather than major, in their second.
Developed in collaboration with industry,
the university enables students to learn
by doing, and so far has caught the eye of
major businesses, such as Uber.
MyMachine, Belgium - Small Dreams,
MyMachine is a simple concept: invent a
new machine. By getting primary school
students to come up with the idea, having
tertiary students create the design, and
enlisting secondary students to build a
prototype, a simple idea has become a
multi-stakeholder, hands-on experience.
Times Academy, Australia - High School
Preparation English: Morals and Values
Not satisfied with simply teaching
students English, Times Academy has
created a program that combines English
preparation for high school with morality
and values. Every week, students reflect
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Founded by Patrizia Pelliccioni and
Fabio Boccio, Crewative is an education
agency that looks for the ”beautiful” and
“challenging”. Based in Rome and in its
relative infancy, the agency excels in be-spoke
advice about study opportunities
in the widest possible context;
its dedication to offering the best service
has already seen Crewative win several
DEC Education, Eastern Europe
DEC Education caters to clients in
Ukraine, Moldova and beyond and
advises its students to undertake a voca-tional
guidance test to identify interests
and competencies. A detailed Pre-De-parture
Orientation is one example of its
total commitment to client success. An
impressive 99 per cent of students were
satisfied with their experience.
Mapmystudy has been a pioneer in the
space of blended counselling, offe-ring
both online and offline service to
students. Creating a unique outreach
model, Study Connect, the agency now
provides the freedom for both student
and partner universities to connect, ex-change
information, and extend support
for recruitment. By including a ’write a
review’ section, the platform also allows
students to provide their insights on an
Naresy International Education
Naresy also includes the financial
decision maker in its counselling with
annual appreciation events for parents.
Building an alumni club and creating
a community of like-minded youth has
allowed them to move the agent-student
relationship beyond just consulting.
Taking the counselling process entirely
online, SchoolApply generates leads th-rough
online, email and SMS marketing,
before offering counselling via Skype
or other video conference services.
4,000 institutions, and 1,000 students
signing up per day has translated into an
expected 1,200 enrolments for 2018, and
more importantly, 15 per cent of traffic is
currently through student referrals.
Common Purpose Global Leader Expe-rience
Common Purpose has been running
experiential leadership programs for
university students from underrepresen-ted
backgrounds for the past 15 years.
Over the past 12 months, 1,670 students
have taken part in its mobility programs
and travelled from Exeter to Nairobi,
Philadelphia, Sharjah; City (London) and
SOAS to Bangalore; UEL to Mumbai;
Dundee to Dubai; KCL to Nairobi and
ILAC Scholarships for Syrian Women,
In 2017, ILAC pledged $100,000 in scho-larships
covering 12 months of tuition
fees and accommodation for five female
students displaced by the war in Syria.
The goal of the ILAC Scholarships for
Syrian Women was to help the young
women get back on track with their plans
to becoming global leaders in their fields.
Educate Tomorrow Abroad: An interna-tional
education journey for homeless
and foster students, US
The Office of International Education
at Miami Dade College created Educate
Tomorrow Abroad by partnering with
Educate Tomorrow, a non-profit that
supports homeless and foster students
on MDC campuses with mentorship,
tutoring, and legal and housing assis-tance.
The program offers scholarships
for homeless and foster students to study
outside the US.
The Fund for Education Abroad’s
Bringing the World Home Campaign, US
The Fund for Education Abroad provides
scholarships and ongoing support to
students who are underrepresented
among the US study abroad population.
Its ‘Bringing the World Home’ campaign
aimed to quadruple the number of under-represented
US college students who
become FEA scholars each year.
on a theme and discuss preconceived
ideas, to help them understand the cul-tural
differences of their classmates.
University of South Carolina/Shorelight,
US - International Career Accelerator
With the goal of upskilling students and
preparing them for the workforce, the
International Career Accelerator runs
alongside regular academic requirements
of students at USC. The accelerator has
an envious track record, with 86 per cent
of those who complete all four levels
obtaining employment, and many using
the skills learnt to obtain internships and
other positions while still studying.
Progressive education delivery
The homework eating machine was one of the
results of a MyMachine project.