Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 28, 2010
Abroad101, the first website featuring study abroad program reviews, has reached a milestone of partnering with its 101st university in the U.S. Partnered schools use Abroad101’s free online evaluation tool to generate comparative reports, while program providers utilize Abroad101’s advertising platform to more efficiently showcase their offerings and recruit students.
The extensive university partnerships coupled with the nationwide launch marks a pivotal development for Abroad101. The value of the tool increases as the dedicated network of partnered schools continues to expand.
Sheila Bayne, Director of Programs Abroad at Tufts University, says, “By using Abroad101, we find that student evaluations are more thorough, detailed, and thoughtful, and thus more useful for us. We appreciate that the Abroad101 team has worked with us to create the evaluation tools we need.”
Through its personalized user experience, Abroad101 has also evolved into a popular destination for students to find the perfect study abroad program for their needs.
“Study abroad changed my life, but far too many students miss this opportunity because the process can seem overwhelming and unattainable,” says Michael Stone, President of Abroad101. “Abroad101 is committed to enabling as many students as possible to participate in this transformative experience through insider program feedback for prospective students and academic institutions alike.”
Extensive student reviews cover everything from program safety to culture shock, with an overarching focus on academic outcome assessment. Students can also rank study abroad programs based on their school’s pre-approved program list.
Karen Adler, an international-bound college student researching programs, asserts that, “Nothing can compare to reading about firsthand experiences of other students. Abroad101’s comprehensive database of honest reviews made it easy for me to compare potential study abroad programs.”
Abroad101 plans to attract more growth capital in the coming months to continue its nationwide and international expansion efforts.
Abroad101 is a review website and online marketplace for the $40B International Education industry. Founded in 2007 by Tufts, Harvard, and MIT graduates, Abroad101’s mission is to promote intercultural understanding and global citizenship by fostering a safer, better-researched, and most-meaningful study abroad experience for as many students as possible. Abroad101 empowers universities with its free market-leading online evaluation tool and provides online advertising and student recruitment to global study abroad providers. Abroad101 has been selected as a finalist in the MassChallenge global startup competition. To learn more, visit http://www.studyabroad101.com.
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