About Us

AEO stands for American Educational Opportunities and we offer the best student recruitment tours in East and Southeast Asia for US Universities.

We know that representing your university or college abroad is an amazing opportunity, but it can also be exhausting, expensive, and overwhelming. AEO Tour has been the solution for over 420+ universities and colleges over the past 38 years. We provide fully customizable tours in excellent markets, pack the schedule with more school visits and public exhibitions than any other tour, and we consistently keep our costs 30-50% lower than other tours.

Here are some fun facts about AEO Tour:

  • We help connect U.S. Universities and Colleges with international students in Asia through our in-person tours and virtual events.
  • We are currently the longest running tour in Asia (probably the world¬†ūüėÉ) – since 1986.
  • We have worked with over 420 universities and colleges all over the USA!
  • We have personally visited hundreds¬†of international high schools and colleges in over 30 cities in Asia!
  • All our events have been and will always be free students!
  • AEO Tour gives back! Last school year, we awarded $22,000 in scholarships to students in Asia!


Bob Allan  
For over 36 years, Bob Allan has led the AEO Tour. With 50 years of experience in international education, Bob is definitely the most experienced tour leader there is. Bob has a world-renowned reputation and has built AEO Tour from the ground up with his wife Jenny. Bob has led over 300 universities and colleges on recruitment trips and remains a trusted leader in international recruitment. Bob had his start in international education in Vietnam. While serving with the 101st Airborne Division, he volunteered to teach English and ran the Michigan State English test in Hue, Vietnam.

Ben Wilkey  |   ben@aeotour.com
Ben got his start in international education in 2010, where he was a TaLK scholar in South Korea. He loved it so much that he extended his stay from one semester to a year and a half. Upon returning from Korea, he graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Global Communications and later received a Master’s degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in International Education. He has worked in Study Abroad, International Sponsored Programs, and as an International Recruiter for Utah State University from 2013-2019. Ben attended the AEO Tour as a recruiter for the first time in 2015. He loved it so much that he attended every fall and spring since and eventually worked his way into Bob’s heart. Ben has been with AEO since the beginning of 2019.¬†

Join the AEO Family

Experience for yourself what over 400+ universities and colleges have realized. Most of our participants come year after year and some for the last 36 years.

The Best International Student Recruitment Tour in Asia.

Experience What 420+ U.S. Institutions Have Discovered

If you are interested in increasing your international student recruitment numbers, maximize your budget, and have a great time, AEO Tour is for you!

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