Abacus Study Abroad is an educational counseling agency, located in the heart of Istanbul since 2014. We also have a communication office in New Jersey, USA which was established in 2016. Our communication office is responsible of gaining our employer network for J1 programs, better and faster communication with our J1 sponsors, partners, and employers, and to assist our students during their stay in US. The office is managed by one of ABACUS’s partner who has been living in the US for over 10 years.
ABACUS became a group company in 2016. UZMANLAR Group, one of leading commercial group in Turkey took over ABACUS. Since ABACUS is a part of UZMANLAR Group, it is a rapidly growing agency and have benefits of strong institutional culture and financial structure of the group.
We represent several cultural exchange programs, work and travel, internship, summer school, language school and university programs, group language-certification-training programs for business world supported by chamber of commerce and businessmen associations.
We are passionate, mission-driven, and committed to delivering the absolute best in international exchange and study abroad programs.
We actively take part in student counseling activities and help students to find their “path in life” in accordance with their skills, aims and capabilities. Our company send hundreds of students abroad and is an expert about promoting cultural exchange and study abroad programs in every branch of media. We have strong and close relations and collaborations with schools, universities, institutes, NGOs, and governmental bodies at each level of Turkish Educational System. We have a wide market channel in Turkey. We have student representatives in Turkish universities, we often go on campus and represent our company on site. We organize, sponsor and/or participate conferences and events on student travel sector for administrators, educators, and teachers. We attend student fairs to recruit our prospective students for the program. We also participate most of youth/student festivals. We publish articles, interviews and news on many national press and media.
In J1 programs category which is our core business, we have our own employer network in USA. All employers were found and vetted carefully. We have already over 700 job positions from nearly 100 qualified employers in all well-known Work and Travel areas. We keep improving our employer network by our close relations with international business organizations.
We reach the best students from high ranked Turkish Universities and orient them well. Our English level test and recruitment interview processes are executed in house by native speakers at our US office.
Average of our counselor team experience is 5 years and most of them were a work and travel student/has study abroad experience at their university years. We have high knowledge in proceeding WAT recruitment, orientation, and paperwork.
ABACUS is a member of WYSE (World Youth and Student Educational) Travel Confederation.