International Education 

    expertise in China &

    Southeast Asia:


    - Partnership Development 

    - Training


    - Strategy



    Chariot is an international education relations consultancy focusing on China & Southeast Asia student markets. Specializations in student recruitment channels. business development, strategic partnerships, collegiate instructing, and soft skill training.


    Chariot Global Education
    Founder​ Jon Santangelo


    Jon is an international education professional in Asia since 2011 and is regularly featured in major media and in education industry news. He has worked on both sides of the classroom, as an educator and as an executive.


    In past roles, Jon taught at universities in Beijing, recruited foreign graduates to China for jobs and internships, and as a founding team member at now unicorn startup, VIPKID, he designed the first trial class & recruited their very first online teachers.


    Since 2014, he remains a consultant to China's association of education agencies, BOSSA, after 2 years in an in-house role within the International Department.


    Jon is a proponent of cross-border educational exchanges and is inspired by learning, engaging with, and connecting different cultures together from across the world.

  • Presenting

    Previous speaking engagements at various organizations

    AAE Higher Ed Recruitment Fairs


    Access American Education (AAE) is an AIRC certified, full service education consulting agency that hosts Vietnam's top student recruitment expos with North American educators.


    USA & China

    AIESEC is the world's largest global non-profit youth-run organization that provides young people with leadership development, cross-cultural global internships, and volunteer exchange experiences across the globe.

    UK Visas & Immigration


    UK Visas and Immigration is a division of the Home Office responsible for the United Kingdom's visa system. It was formed in 2013 from the section of the UK Border Agency that had administered the visa system.

    ETN Educators Training Network


    ETN Focus Workshops are boutique agent fairs offering a unique, personalised and innovative networking experience. We bring a human touch into international student recruitment.



    ICEF brings together international educators, industry service providers and carefully screened student recruitment agents at networking events around the world, helping them to create strategic partnerships and increase international student enrolments.


    Europe & China

    BONARD is a global market intelligence consultancy that specialises in international education, youth and student travel market, student housing and micro-living asset classes, and is a United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Member.



    WEBA (World Educate Business Association) is the umbrella organisation and international voice for Education Business Partnerships working around the world. It is a membership organisation with a growing number of Associate and business members.

  • Media

    Interviews, commentaries and guest contributions

    Can This Online Course Get Me a Job?


    Are Online Graduate And Professional Programs A Scam Or An Opportunity?


    Chinese seek U.S. college admission at any price


    Is this the end of the romance between Chinese students and- US colleges?


    US colleges look to insure against impact of trade war


    WeChat and stolen credit cards: How scammers victimized Miami Chinese college students


    China Steps Up Efforts to Lure Academic Talent From Overseas


    BOSSA and Pearson partner to help PTE Chinese students bound for US & UK

    Stay or Go? COVID-19 Forces Students to Rethink Study Abroad Plans


    Chinese agents predict recruitment bounceback after coronavirus



    China’s $100bn education sector fights to survive after crackdown

    86% Chinese students want to return home


    Coronavirus epidemic to hit short-term summer programs hardest – BOSSA



    Please answer 2021:
    the post-epidemic era for students studying in the US

    U.S. colleges seek to combat fraudulent applications

    US-China Trade War Impact on Student Flows

    China: safety as crucial as ranking for study abroad


    Chinese Education Association BOSSA and Payments Specialist Flywire Announce Strategic Partnership


    Enrollment Headaches From Coronavirus Are Many. They Won’t Be Relieved Soon.



    US-China relations impacting on student recruitment


    Agents predict drop in Chinese students studying abroad



    Chinese agents and schools outline virus impact




    ICEF-BOSSA qualification primed as China’s international education advising standard

    Chinese students at “disadvantage” in US jobs market


    Beijing eases policy for internships, post-study work in China’s tech centre

    First time audits of Beijing agencies to be made public

    How have the new SELT rules at sub-degree level impacted the UK sector?

    Overseas education demand unstirred amid China slowdown

    StudentMarketing & BOSSA MoU on China study opps


    China: 100 agents certified by BOSSA, ICEF


    Trade deal gives Australia access to China's universities

    View from the desk of: Jon Santangelo, Association Q&A


    Agents and educators concerned about UK test capacity


    Q&A Agency Association:

    Jon Santangelo from BOSSA in China


    Non-EU agents feel bounce from post-Brexit weaker pound


    Bossa promoting verification services


    15+ Extra Curricular Activities to Boost Your College Resume


    China Student Recruitment Problems – Q & A With 5 Experts


    China: Talent drive looks to bring in international students



    Why Finding an Apartment is a Challenge for Chinese Students in the US

    China: BOSSA, Vericant team up to combat fraud


    Chinese students consider UK study over US

    Chinese students looking to UK, major research shows

    China agents report online study hesitancy

    Chinese students head to Singapore in search of US visas

    China: US begins processing student visas

  • Professional Experience
    From all sides of the classroom


    Current & previous work /consulting


    • 2011-2014: Junior Lecturer, Beijing Tech-Business University
    • 2014-2015: Junior Lecturer, University College Dublin - Beijing Tech University
    • 2012-2020: YCC (Your Career China Consulting)
    • 2014-17: VIPKID Teacher Recruitment & Advising Consultant for US-China Strong Foundation Public-Private Partnership 
    • 2014-now: BOSSA & COSSA International Department, Senior Consultant

    The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association & China Alliance

    Founded in 2004 alongside China's education authorities, BOSSA is an NGO composed of 300+ international education agencies and is the nation's leading association in study abroad service industry.

    Spokesperson, Senior Consultant

    February 2016 - Present


    Communications Director

    April 2014 - February 2016


    VIPKID is a China-based online teaching and educational company. In 2018, the company was valued at $3 billion dollars.

    Founding Team Member, Curriculum Specialist (December 2013 - January 2014)


    Recruitment Consultant

    January 2014- 2016


    Lead Advisor

    US-China Strong Foundation: Public-Private Partnership

    January 2016-2017

  • Available for speaking, consulting, or media inquiries

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