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PRODIREKT in partnership with Advent Group to promote Masters and MBA student recruitment fairs

A US based education group and academic consultancy PRODIREKT, which also owns the Verbalists Language Network, has partnered with the leading education event organizer Advent Group to promote their Access MBA and Access Masters tours. Access MBA and Access Masters tours represent a series of events that take place in over 55 cities around the world. The tours bring together elite international business schools and high-caliber candidates.

Dejan Trpkovic, Managing Director of PRODIREKT, explained cooperation synergies of the two companies: “Our partnership with Advent Group will bring READ MORE

Prodirekt and Verbalists at ICEF Berlin with the focus on higher education

Berlin, Germany – 3-6 November 2018 – Once again, ICEF was very successful in bringing international educators, service providers, work & travel professionals, and the world’s best agents under the same roof, helping them to create strategic partnerships. In fact, the ICEF Berlin workshop, which was held from 3-6 November at the InterContinental Hotel, proved to be the best so far for Prodirekt and its Verbalists Language Network. A total of 2,842 participants from 1,789 organizations, representing 111 countries across six continents, took part in ICEF Berlin 2018.

On the first day, Prodirekt representatives attended valuable seminars and expert panels, relating to trends in the education and student recruitment industry. Maja Merdovic, Education Program Manager at Prodirekt, singled out several seminars as most notable, especially READ MORE

Prodirekt attended the FEDELE Tenerife event which gathered the best agents and Spanish language schools in Spain

FEDELE, which consists of seven associations and 96 Spanish language schools accredited by Instituto Cervantes, invited PRODIREKT and the Verbalists Language Network, as well as 26 other world leading language travel agents to Tenerife for an annual gathering. This year the event took place from September 30 to October 2 in the city of Tenerife, followed by 3-day long familiarization trips to the regions of Andalusia, Valencia and Madrid. READ MORE

Prodirekt strengthens academic advising and university recruiting services with new higher education partnerships at the ICEF Berlin 2016 Workshop

Berlin, Germany – 7 November 2016 – Prodirekt and its Verbalists Language Network had one of the most successful education fair attendances this year in Berlin.

Over the course of the three-day workshop, 1,583 organizations from 100 countries came together at ICEF Berlin to network, learn, and build meaningful connections through 27,267 onsite business meetings. Among the 2,444 participants 1,032 were education agents and 1,412 were educators, service providers, industry associations, or work and travel organizations.

The following ICEF video postcard features highlights from the world’s most important education workshop and the event feedback of Maja Merdovic, Education Program Manager with Prodirekt, made by Schools & Agent.

Study Travel Magazine – Agents Speak Out: Verbalists on the strong Pound and how it affected language travel in the Balkan region in 2015

The Study Travel Magazine, one of the best known and most read publications in the education and travel industry, published in its December issue several responses from the leading education agents in East and Southeast Europe on the subject of the strength of the British Pound and its impact on language education opportunities around the globe.

Commenting on how the rise of the British Pound has affected people’s choice of destination for language learning, Maja Merdovic, Education Program Manager at Prodirekt, said that “it has created significant problems for language travel in price sensitive markets”. Students from the Balkan region are somewhat adjusting their preferences, opting for more affordable opportunities to attend language courses and summer camps. In addition, the rising school fees in the UK only exacerbated the whole situation. Consequently, Prodirekt and its Verbalists Language Network “experienced an increase in bookings to Malta, an alternative English learning destination to the UK,” added Maja Merdovic.

This slight shift in destination choice to more accessible areas is also partly due the UK’s lengthy, complex and costly procedure for obtaining an entry visa, which is not needed for Malta.

Agents from regions close by the Balkans, such as Turkey and Russia, noticed a similar trend in their students’ interests, with growing number of students considering Malta in 2015.

Please click here to see the full article in Industry Issues: Agents Speak Out

How the strength of the UK Pound affected language education

About PRODIREKT and Verbalists Communication Network
PRODIREKT (www.prodirektgroup.com) provides recruitment and strategic management services in Southeast Europe. PRODIREKT’s innovative solutions for corporate management offer a bridge between strategy and human resources needs, while its education group, with the Verbalists Communication Network, dedicated to language studies, professional training and translation services, helps young professionals and corporate clients achieve their objectives in international business communication.