The new tool aims to helping students to get all the advice they need before applying for any course to any college orverseas.
Speaking to TechMoran, Frederick Obasi said, “As well as our powerful search tools for finding courses and universities. Prospective students can now connect with an on-demand, peer study advisor for advice and support on applying, studying and living abroad. A peer study advisor is a current student or recent graduate that shares their experience applying, studying and living abroad with prospective students through StudySearch. Our peer advisors are verified, tested and supported.”
StudySearch is als working with other key partners that provide standardised testing, student accommodation and other essential student services to help prospective students from Africa to manage the entire study abroad process from application to arrival in their StudySearch dashboard.
The firm says current students and recent graduates can apply to join its advisor network via the website. (including those from African universities). StudySearch doesn’t just want the advisors to make a positive impact, it pays them for every student they advice!
Obasi says that StudySearch’s main mission is to empower students to make the best decision about their study options as Africa is amongst the fastest growing regions for globally mobile students, with the increasing number of African students choosing to further their education both overseas, and within the continent, but outside of their home country.
StudySearch aims to reduce the time this proprctive students spend online searching from Google which unfortunately doesn’t work for education search. Prospective students also find it difficult to find agents online and this is also incredibly expensive and tasking.
“The most under-utilised and probably the best source for information on applying, studying and living abroad is current students and alumni,” says Obasi. “With the launch of the StudySearch advisor network, prospective students can instantly connect with current students and alumni for advice and support that’s transparent, unbiased and free. Which will help them make the best decision about their study options.”