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Baltic Council for International Education – helping students study abroad

Baltic Council for International Education (BCIE) has been a leading education abroad company since its foundation 27 years ago in the Baltic States. BC started out in Latvia as a family business – founded by Evgeni and Olga Govor, and since then has developed to be one of the biggest study abroad agencies in Europe with more than 1000 partner institutions all over the world. Contrary to its name, it does not only operate in the Baltics – Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia -, but also in Poland, Italy and since March 2022 in Budapest, Hungary.

But what exactly does being an education abroad agency mean? Programmes the Baltic Council offers cover all aspects of the education-abroad industry, including language camps and courses, secondary education, as well as college, undergraduate and post-graduate university degrees all around the world. When it comes to studying abroad, whatever your goal is, Baltic Council is there for you to help you walk through the entire process – from choosing the right destination and programme, until you are ready to pack your suitcase and leave.

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Baltic Council fair. Photo: BALTIC COUNCIL

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Baltic Council fair. Photo: BALTIC COUNCIL

If you are dreaming of studying abroad, you can first register for a free consultation, where the experienced study abroad advisors tell you all you need to know about studies in a foreign country. They will help you choose the right destination, university programme or language course; they will also provide support writing a motivational letter, a personal statement and a CV, following deadlines, uploading the documents on the right portals, and they will even give you advice on scholarships, student loans, health insurance, accommodation and all the practical aspects of going abroad to study.

The reason why BC is special is that their work is based on personal experience. All the managers have studied abroad, and hold university degrees from all around the world, thus having extensive first-hand knowledge and experience in applying and studying abroad. What is more, counsellors visit new and established partner institutions every year, as well as participate in agent conferences and fam-trips organized by schools and universities to have the personal experience they need to be able to recommend a school. At BC the top priority is the student; their dreams, aspirations and expectations, while only working together with the best, top-ranking institutions. Our goal is to find the best fit institution for our students.

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Petra with the founder and co-founder of the Baltic Council. Photo: BALTIC COUNCIL

Apart from the counselling services, twice a year, in March and October, BCIE organizes the biggest education abroad fairs in Eastern Europe – called Days of International Education. The first fair in Hungary was in March, 2022 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, where more than 30 foreign schools and universities were represented coming from all around the word – including the USA and Canada – and giving the chance for students to get to know their opportunities. The event in March attracted around 3000 visitors. The next fair in Budapest is going to be organized at the same location on the 29th of October, and around 50 institutions are to be expected.

During the year, Baltic Council organizes several webinars, where experienced managers, counsellors, university graduates or teachers share their experiences. In the past few weeks there was a webinar about studying in the Netherlands, where a Tilburg and Maastricht University graduate talked about her studies and shared some practical advice. There has also been an IELTS (international language exam needed to study abroad) introduction webinar with an experienced, accredited IELTS teacher, as Baltic Council is starting an intensive, online, IELTS preparation course very soon.

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Petra and Peggy Abbey during a visit to their London partner school. Photo: BALTIC COUNCIL

As a team of open-minded and professional individuals, Baltic Council believes that good quality education should not be out of reach, and that spending time abroad opens up the world and gives you endless opportunities. Their mission is to encourage young people to chase their dreams, collect experiences, build connections while gaining inspiring academic results for their future.

Source: Baltic Council/Press release

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