It’s easy to have a limited view of the world we live in, but international education can relieve you of this. There are many personal benefits of studying abroad, and ways to grow both professionally and personally. In fact, choosing to study abroad can be one of the most enriching, interesting, fulfilling, and educationally stimulating experiences of your entire life.
One of the best things about studying in an international environment is that it brings you into contact with people from all over the world, empowering you to create a global network of contacts. These international connections aren’t just a source of new good friends; they could prove to be invaluable, even years down the line, when it comes to your career.
Fueling this educational insight enters ApplyBoard, an online platform for international students to find and apply to the best institutions in the USA and Canada. Founded in 2015, the website assists hundreds of students daily to apply for some of the most esteemed colleges and universities in North America.
ApplyBoard’s founders, Martin, Meti were both international students who came to Canada to get a better education. They knew how difficult the process is for international students applying to study abroad, so they designed ApplyBoard to help students through the process of applying to schools in Canada or the USA.
The CEO and Co-Founder of the company, Martin Basiri, is a persistent and intuitive technology impresario. He has been thoughtfully innovating since a very young age, and invented his first device at the age of 14. To date, Martin has invented more than 25 devices and is the owner of 10 patents, 2 of which are in the education market.
Martin won a gold medal at the Geneva International Invention show and won second place at the National Youth Invention Festival. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Shiraz University in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master’s degree in Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering from the University of Waterloo, in Canada.
At ApplyBoard, Martin uses AI and Machine Learning Techniques to change the entire application process. His passion goes beyond ApplyBoard. He aims to revolutionize learning to help students become the best version of themselves.
Application Process Made Easy & Efficient
ApplyBoard has partnered with universities, colleges, language centers, and high schools across Canada and the United States. Using AI, ApplyBoard helps international students apply to their partner institutions. The process is assisted through a fully integrated online platform that uses the student’s eligibility to match them with suitable programs, thereby providing them a 96% chance of acceptance. Their software and in-house team collaborates to assist every student who uses the platform in every step of their application.
ApplyBoard supplies a one-stop shop for the entire application process through its online platform. Their software allows a student to enter their qualifications and field(s) of interest, and a list of schools and programs is generated to match their eligibility. ApplyBoard also takes into consideration other aspects, such as the student’s English proficiency and available funds. Their in-house team assists with each applicant with everything they need, including homestay and travel arrangements, airport pick-up, medical insurance and the visa application with the help of their partner companies.
ApplyBoard diversifies and enriches their partner schools’ campuses with highly qualified students through their meticulous application procedure. They also promote their partners through their website and social media.
The Determination behind their Exceptional Success
ApplyBoard is the first company to involve AI in its software in order to help students with the application. Students have the ability to apply to multiple schools with just one dynamic application. Every aspect of the application is streamlined and results are delivered automatically.
Initially, ApplyBoard needed to aggregate all the program information, identifying the differences between programs and their individual applications. The software needed to be adjusted and customized to suit these differences. Another challenge was ensuring that students everywhere were introduced to the platform and that there were team members who could communicate with students who spoke different languages.
ApplyBoard recognizes that students from all around the world are using the platform, so they need to take into consideration aspects such as academic grading systems. For example, a student can enter their highest level of education with their most recent scores and their software will generate the scores in the Canadian / U.S. grading systems.
It is quite evident that college education is becoming increasingly essential in the modern-day economy. In its future proceedings, ApplyBoard expects to expand its markets and make education more and more accessible to anyone who wishes to pursue it.
Currently they are connecting international students with schools in Canada and the U.S. and are planning to partner with schools all across the globe so students from Canada and the U.S. will be encouraged to study abroad as well. ApplyBoard leads in education with their experience in capital market and their constant dedication to the future of academia and to student success