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Bernice Camilleri
Director
Lynne Farrugia
Director
Mission Statement

Our mission is to be an efficient platform for those education institutions, agents and organisations who wish to have a voice within the education travel industry at a reasonable and affordable price. We pride ourselves upon keeping our ever-growing database of followers up to date with what our clients are doing, and with what is going on in the education travel industry in general.
Vision Statement
Our vision is to reach those education institutions and organisations who wish to promote themselves among our thousands of followers from within the education industry at an affordable price.
We believe that what makes us unique is the fact that we operate entirely online, mainly because, from experience, we know that clients not only want, but expect to find content about organisations online.
About Us - History

How did it all start?

Schools & Agents was born in 2008 as an online directory of language schools and agents. It also closely followed the language travel industry by publishing related news and press releases. As the years passed the website became more dynamic - more members joined in and it was the members themselves who submitted most of the content that was published, and that is still being published, in the Member and News articles section.

Bernice joined in..

Lynne I started working for Schools & Agents towards the end of 2011. At the time I had been a Director of Studies at a family-run English language school in Malta for nearly four years. Before that I occupied various other academic positions at the same school. Being a family-run operation I had the opportunity to try my hand at marketing too while at the same school and that is when I felt that I wanted to be a part of the education travel industry in a more international sense.

That is when I decided to call it a day and start working online for Schools & Agents. I attended my first industry workshop in September 2012 and it has been one fantastic ride since then.

Back to Schools & Agents...

At the beginning of 2015, Marcus, who was the first owner of Schools & Agents, decided to step down and asked me if I wanted to take care of his baby (as he always put it!! ). I had no doubt about it, but I also always knew that this was a two-man (or in our case women) job!

If there was one person I wanted share this venture and adventure with, that would be my sister, Lynne.

So in July 2015, just days before Lynne’s birthday we signed the papers and officially became business partners.

The Lynne Chapter…

Lynne My background is also in ELT and, like Bernice, I also started off as an English language teacher. As time passed I became more interested in the general running of the school where I was working and I moved into the Marketing department. After various experiences in different language schools I decided to take Marketing more seriously and I studied it formally.

At the beginning of 2015, Bernice approached me with the idea of joining her in this venture and without hesitation I accepted. The two of us had previously worked together for a good number of years and on top of that we are sisters who are blessed to get along so well. It was a natural step forward and I couldn’t be happier to have taken it.

Getting to right here, right now

Since 2015 we have worked to establish contact with ALL of our members, both schools and also agents, and every year since then, come January, we make sure to start the process all over again. That way we not only get to communicate with everyone in our database but we also get to listen to what they have to tell us and devise our strategy based on what our clients suggest.

Of course, it is not always possible to please each and every single person, however, we do try our very best and are always glad to have a chat with you on Skype or through our social media pages.

And because we believe in communication, and we believe that great things happen when people come together, in January 2017 Schools & Agents organised its first industry event - Ski & Network in the Swiss Alps - an event that was organised together with fRilingue and which brought together a small group of schools, agents and organisations in Leysin, Switzerland. The focus of this event was on networking, because we truly believe that when people get the chance to speak in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, they achieve more. Go to our Events section for further information on our events, including our upcoming ones.

Our new website and new logo

At the beginning of 2017 we launched this new website, which explains what Schools & Agents does in a clearer and more organised manner.

We have also redesigned our logo and have chosen to have three figures holding hands in a circle - this represents the three pillars within our industry i.e. the education institutions, the agents and the industry organisations who work closely together in order to provide the best service possible to the ultimate client, the student, and each other.
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