• Jon Santangelo

    From Asheville to Asia

     

    Experienced In

    • Startups 
    • PR & Branding
    • International Education 
    • Events

    Jon is an active promoter of cross-cultural exchanges, whether for educational purposes or specialized travel. His passion is connecting both the Western & Eastern outbound travel market with unforgettable experiences abroad.

     

    Best Google Keywords: "Jon Santangelo China" or "Jon Santangelo Travel"

     

    Brands Jon's Worked With

    • Consumer: Rockstar Energy Drink, NFL (China)
    • NGO: BOSSA, WWF World Wildlife Fund, US-China Strong Foundation
    • Tech: VIPKID, Qihoo 360 (FicFun Inc,), Wimdu
    • Hospitality: BVLGARI Hotels, Doubletree by Hilton, Shangri-la, and top resorts in the Philippines.
  • Speaking

    List of organizations & locations of previous speaking engagements

    AAE Higher Ed Recruitment Fairs

    Vietnam

    Access American Education (AAE) is an AIRC certified, full service education consulting agency that helps international students with career counseling and placement in U.S. high schools, boarding schools, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions.

    AIESEC

    USA & China

    AIESEC is the world's largest non-profit youth-run organization. It is an international non-governmental not-for-profit organization that provides young people with leadership development, cross-cultural global internships, and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe.

    UK Visas & Immigration

    China

    UK Visas and Immigration is a division of the Home Office responsible for the United Kingdom's visa system. It was formed in 2013 from the section of the UK Border Agency that had administered the visa system.

    ETN Educators Training Network

    China

    ETN Focus Workshops are boutique agent fairs offering a unique, personalised and innovative networking experience. We bring a human touch into international student recruitment.

    ICEF

    China

    ICEF brings together international educators, industry service providers and carefully screened student recruitment agents at networking events around the world, helping them to create strategic partnerships and increase international student enrolments.

    Languages Canada

    China

    Languages Canada is Canada’s national language education association representing more than 210 private and public members that offer accredited English and French programs.

    StudentMarketing

    China

    Student Marketing is a United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Member, with individual memberships in the world research association ESOMAR, provides comprehensive insights on global youth and student mobility market trends, and helps investors to identify investment opportunities and justify investment-related business decisions.

    WEBA

    China

    WEBA (World Educate Business Association) is the umbrella organisation and international voice for Education Business Partnerships working around the world. It is a membership organisation with a growing number of Associate and Business Members

  • Grassroots and Rebrandings​

    Project Launches 2006 - Current

     

    • 2006: College Thursdays Nightclub Promotions in North Carolina, USA 
    • 2007-09: Rockstar Energy Drink in North Carolina, USA
    • 2011: Wimdu.com (Airbnb direct competitor), China
    • 2011: NFL China's first American football game, Beijing vs Shanghai, China 
    • 2012-14: YCC China Hospitality Internship Program, China
    • 2014-now: BOSSA International Membership Association, China
    • 2016-17: VIPKID & US-China Strong Foundation, Public-Private Partnership
    • 2017-18: Qihoo 360 subsidiary FicFun Inc., App and Site Launch, China - Global 
    • 2016-now: Chariot Destination Wedding Travel, Philippines & China 

    Chariot

    Chariot is an international travel & wedding planning company that caters to newlyweds and soon to be married couples. Discover the romantic tropical paradises of the Philippines and soon to be other southeast Asian destinations. We specialize in destination wedding planning, honeymoon travel, vowel renewals or pre-wedding photography tours.

    Co-founder, PR & Partnership Development

    Sept 2016 - Present

     

     

     

     

    The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association

    Composed of 220 international education agencies, it's China's leading and largest professional association. BOSSA has served 60 international institutions and companies in business development services. in 2017, BOSSA was nominated for Association of the Year by PIE (Professionals in Education) Media.

    Spokesperson, former Communications Director

    April 2014 - Present

     

     

     

     

  • Mentions

    Features, interviews, commentaries and contributions.

    Can This Online Course Get Me a Job?

     

    Chinese seek U.S. college admission at any price

     

    China Steps Up Efforts to Lure Academic Talent From Overseas

     

    Are Online Graduate And Professional Programs A Scam Or An Opportunity?

     

    U.S. colleges seek to combat fraudulent applications

    Chinese lovers are going places

     

    Paradise by the Weekend: Rent your own island (April/May 2017 Print Magazine)

     

    How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Overseas

     

    Chinese Wedding Tourism Isn’t About Weddings

     

    What Chinese Consumers Want in a Dream Destination Wedding

    The Most Epic Sections of the Great Wall of China

     

    China: Talent drive looks to bring in international students

     

     

    The Secret to Finding Your Next Job, Cofounder, or Mentor: Volunteering

     

    15+ Extra Curricular Activities to Boost Your College Resume

     

    Hai Life Magazine: An American Who Officiates Chinese Weddings

     

    As Seen On TV Fitness Products: Are They Worth It?

     

    The Culture Trip: Authors

    Jon Santangelo

    (All published articles)

     

    View from the desk of: Jon Santangelo, Association Q&A

     

    MEET & GREET: Jon Santangelo, The Chariot Company

    Road tripping through the natural wonders of Bohol

     

    Boracay Guide: Best Hotels, Things to Do, Where to Eat, and Top Tips

    Better half | Asia Weekly

    Getting hitched the way they want

     

    疯狂造假?中国人不惜一切代价“留美”

     

    【精旅】业内人士解码中国年轻人心中的完美海外婚礼

     

    HNA Hai Life Magazine: April 2018 edition:

    Beijing's Priciest Hotel is its Most Novel

     

    为什么中国年轻一代偏爱海外旅行婚礼?

     

    A guide to Boracay for first timers (April 2017 Print Magazine)

     

    Why Finding an Apartment is a Challenge for Chinese Students in the US

    China Student Recruitment Problems – Q & A With 5 Experts

     

    7 Pros & 6 Cons to Living and Working Remotely in Makati, Manila Philippines

     

    Dining in China: Essential Etiquette and Customs to Know (unaccredited source)

     

    ICEF-BOSSA qualification primed as China’s international education advising standard

    Non-EU agents feel bounce from post-Brexit weaker pound

     

    Chinese students at “disadvantage” in US jobs market

     

    Beijing eases policy for internships, post-study work in China’s tech centre

    First time audits of Beijing agencies to be made public

    How have the new SELT rules at sub-degree level impacted the UK sector?

    Overseas education demand unstirred amid China slowdown

    StudentMarketing & BOSSA MoU on China study opps

     

    China: BOSSA, Vericant team up to combat fraud

     

    China: 100 agents certified by BOSSA, ICEF

     

    Trade deal gives Australia access to China's universities

    Agents and educators concerned about UK test capacity
     

    Q&A Agency Association:

    Jon Santangelo from BOSSA in China

     

    Bossa promoting verification services

     

    BOSSA issues warning over copyright infringement

     

    East West Sports

    China Tackles American Football

     

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