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StudyTravel Star Awards 2018 nominees revealed

Published EDU-WorldWide on Saturday, July 28, 2018

StudyTravels’ News Editor Matthew Knott published today his news story announcing the shortlist for the StudyTravel Star Awards 2018,  which celebrate the international education businesses that have most impressed their industry peers, with awards for agents, language schools, high schools, vocational colleges, associations and service providers.

Now in their 13th edition, the StudyTravel Star Awards are a unique peer-voted study abroad industry showcase, with agents voting for school partners and vice versa across a total of 25 categories this year.

The winners of the ST Star Awards 2018 will be revealed on September 1st during an exclusive dinner dance event at a new, larger, 1,200-capacity venue this year: the Grosvenor House – AJW Marriott Hotel in Park Lane, Mayfair.

Nicola Hancox, Editor of StudyTravel Magazine and one of the presenters at the ceremony, said, “Congratulations to all organisations that have been nominated in the 2018 ST Star Awards. There are some new awards this year, which we are very excited about, and it is great to see some new organisations and some familiar faces on the shortlist.”

An innovation for the 2018 awards is the separation of the secondary school section into two categories, reflecting the changing nature of the sector: ST Star High School and ST Star High School Chains & Groups.

As a result, a number of providers are nominated for the first time this year. One of those, Bronte College in Canada, commented, “Thank you for the great honour! We are proud to be nominated and recognised by our valuable agency partners.”

Also new this year is the ST Leading Star category, keeping the spotlight on the organisations that have been entered for perpetuity into the ST Super Star Hall of Fame after winning their respective category five times.

The shortlist for the ST Leading Star is: the International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC); the International Association of Language Centres (IALC); insurance provider; global ELT brand Embassy English; and Swiss agency Boa Lingua.

ILAC commented, “It is an incredible honour to be shortlisted in this new category by our dedicated partners around the world.”

Meanwhile, there are four companies that are potential new entrants to the ST Super Star Hall of Fame in 2018: Linguaviva and Dilit – International House in the ST Star Italian Language School category; NZLC for ST Star English Language School Southern Hemisphere; and in the ST Star Agency North America group, Language International.

Accent Français Montpellier entered the ST Super Star Hall of Fame in 2017 after winning ST Star French Language School for a fifth time. 

The 2018 ST Star Awards also welcomes a number of first-time nominees, including agencies in Iran, Ivory Coast, New Zealand and the Philippines.

Since they were first launched in 2006, more than 50,000 votes have been cast in the history of the ST Star Awards, resulting in a total of 124 winners.

The ST Star Awards 2018 supplement features a full list of the nominees for this year and inductees in the Super Star Hall of Fame.

See the ST Star Awards FAQ page for further details about the awards.


By Matthew Knott

News Editor, StudyTravel Magazine

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