“It was truly one of the most organized events I have participated in. I enjoyed the student and counselor conversations and hope to continue to build on those in the upcoming weeks and years.”
“AEO Tour cares about both the student experience AND the college or university experience when setting up virtual events. Attention to detail is given with clear instructions well in advance of the date of the event. I never feel rushed to have a last-minute practice session or wonder how the program will work….all is made clear.”
“COMPLETE info was given well in advance, not last-minute as some tours I experienced. Collection of ALL registrant names adds value to us since most do not come to talk to us. Quick 10 minute presentations are perfect amounts of time to keep students engaged, then back to the fair.”
“AEO Tour has been a strong piece of our recruitment strategy for the last several years. Through this organization, I have been able to build our brand with high school counselors across Asia. Every necessary aspect of pre-tip planning, whether in person or virtual, is fine-tuned, making participation clear and fruitful. Time and money spent is always a great value with the AEO Tour team.”
“I liked the ease of set up – it was very well organized. Hosting the school visits and fairs in Zoom was also nice since that is a familiar platform to most everyone these days.”
“STUDENTS ACTUALLY SHOWED UP! Though there weren’t always a ton there, there was far more engagement than I’ve received in any other visits.”
“Great job in pre-event communication, set up of the Zoom rooms. Made it easy to log in and be prepared.”
“Simple, clear and well-organized!”
“I liked the general idea of having it be school specific to have counselors take ownership of pushing students to participate.”
“Well organized, good platform, good variety of schools, clear communication and instructions.”
“I really like the fact that we get all of the names and the way you forward them CRM ready! MUCH appreciated, Ben!”
“The fair platform was cool when students participated. It definitely fostered an environment where students could see what was going on from a larger scale and join groups that looked like they were popping.”
“Cost and communication from the AEO Tour were good. I appreciate the effort!”
“I can’t stress how impressed I was by the level of organization, amount of student engagement, and quick turnaround on getting us data for the students we talked with. I’m looking forward to the next one and wholeheartedly recommend AEO to anyone who is looking for an alternative to expensive (and often empty) virtual fairs and high school visits.”
We know that every institution has big goals and limited resources. We understand this fully! That is why all of our tours are fully customizable to fit any budget.
Participants on our tours have the ultimate flexibility to do what is best for them. Whether you want to stay with us from start to finish or hop on and off a few cities and stay in hotels of your own choosing, we will help support you any way we can.
The AEO Tour Difference
No other tour or exhibitor spends the amount of money and time that AEO Tour does in promoting our public exhibitions and school visits. We still advertise in all newspapers (because parents still read the newspapers) as well as very heavily online. AEO Tour exhibitions are known to have parents accompanying students. Our full-page, full-color advertisements are seen by millions throughout Southeast Asia. AEO Tour also personally visits each school prior to the tours and also sends thousands of mailings to every high school in every city we visit. We put in all of this work, because we want to ensure that your money and time are both well spent.
We’ve Got You Covered
All transportation (including inter-Asia flights) is included for participants on the full tour. Just make it to the first hotel and we take care of everything else. If your plans differ and you need to do your own thing – no worries. We are more than happy to work with your individual travel plans to ensure that you are taken care of.
Your participation in the full tour includes hotel accommodations and buffet breakfasts each morning in the top hotels in each city. Most hotels include club lounge access as well. If you would like to book your own hotels, we will provide you with our list of hotels.
We know that traveling alone is no fun, so whether you like it or not – each AEO Tour group becomes a big family. We plan activities each night of the tour, several group dinners, and an excursion mid-tour to recharge. Not only do participants on the tour become great friends, but also valuable resources for each other.
#’s From Our Last Tour
Students Reached Virtually
Ben and the AEO team do an outstanding job tying to accommodate the needs of students, parents, educators, and college recruiters. Balancing worldwide timezones and the specific needs of attendees is a challenge that was handled very well during this virtual recruitment season. They were able to quickly pivot to provide all with a positive experience. The tremendous amount of work that goes into planning and executing their face to face fairs has carried over into their virtual fairs. The positive energy, enthusiasm, encouragement, and engagement has been excellent! This is why Johnson & Wales University has been working with the AEO for years.
Participating on an AEO tour is almost a badge of honor. It’s one of the longest running, ethical and value-added tours. Our 3 colleges are very choosy, but we do not turn down a chance to be on AEO. The quality of the students, the tour itinerary, and the balance of US institutions all work to everyone’s benefit.
Even when faced with all the challenges of COVID-19, AEO has once again delivered on an incredible (and affordable) round of high school visits and events. I can’t stress how impressed I was by the level of organization, amount of student engagement, and quick turnaround on getting us data for the students we talked with. I’m looking forward to the next one and wholeheartedly recommend AEO to anyone who is looking for an alternative to expensive (and often empty) virtual fairs and high school visits.
The Best International Student Recruitment Tour in Asia.
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If you are interested in increasing your international student recruitment numbers, maximize your budget, and have a great time, AEO Tour is for you!