The foray into Australia had “a basis for a while” and had already welcomed “quality students to the pre-pandemic country”.
“The positive attitude of students towards the country is growing”
“Our students are excited about the opportunities Australia is offering,” said CEO and Founder Akshay Chaturvedi.
“Over the past four months, there has been an increase in positive student sentiment towards the country, and we believe that the future is only brighter from here,” he continued.
The global study abroad platform will be headquartered in Sydney following the opening of a London office in 2021 and an office in Lagos earlier this year.
“We will also conduct due diligence on the universities we begin working with in the interests of our [already established] student communities in India and Nigeria,” Chaturvedi explained.
“Factors like student visa sponsorship, alumni track record, accreditation to the right curriculum, and more are important,” he added.
The “head” of the new Australian operation in Australia is Jack Whaley, who previously worked at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst and CQ University in Rockhampton.
The company’s current chief operating officer, Digvijay Gagneja, will “oversee the region” alongside Whaley and will also continue to “lead university relations for the company.”
“Jack, Digvijay and the rest of the team will be spending a lot of time on the ground in the coming months,” Chaturvedi said.
“[We will be] demonstrating our rich suite of products to universities that objectively focuses on matching the right students for the right programs, creating a win-win for all stakeholders.”
The company added that it has an audience of more than 75 million students every year and hosts more than 100,000 counseling sessions every month.