The Global Study Partners (GSP) Story
GSP aims to be the premier organisation for linking international students with education providers worldwide and through our association with Allianz Global Assistance provide a unique pre-enrolment experience for students who seek their Australian education through Global Study Partners, or one of our affiliate organisations.
Our mission is to provide prospective students around the world with the opportunity to attain the unique educational experience they want, in the community they want, in the most successful way possible.
We embrace our mission and live it every day! Our team is dedicated to supporting prospective international students, helping them to realise their educational aspirations around the world.
GSP’s comprehensive portal of knowledge, information and services relating to International educational opportunities is what makes us unique. We have the skills and resources to assist international students to enrol in education courses around the world according to their individual study interest and lifestyle needs.
Our application and booking system ensures that our partners serve their student membership in the highest standards, while also being part of our comprehensive one-stop-shop linking students and service providers.
We pride ourselves on providing information that is accurate and transparent, offering personalised services that are unrivalled in International education. On top of this, we are continuously building and nurturing strong partnerships with course providers, affiliates and service providers, ensuring we are able to provide even more opportunities and greater options for students who wish to study abroad.
GSP was formed through the amalgamation of the activities of its two founders – Bipul Kafley and Elaine Starkey. Both are active in complementary parts of the international education industry in Australia.
Bipul Kafley came to Australia as an international student and knew from his own experience that transitioning to a new country could be made better. Bipul went about building the proto-type to provide a solution – the original GSP website, which has been built upon to what exists today.
Elaine Starkey has a background in publishing and has been the content creator and publisher of the Austrade supported “Australian International Education and Training Guide” – distributed internationally to showcase Australia’s education sector and related service providers.
Together Bipul and Elaine started Global Study Partners, to deliver a unique and compelling proposition to assist students in connecting with education institutions with a far better experience.
About GSP and Allianz
Global Study Partners (GSP) is an approved associate of Allianz Global Assistance and provides access to small and medium sized agents to the Partnered Allianz Global Education program (PAGE).
PAGE has three main objectives for International Education in Australia:
- Maximise the student experience
- Increase global interest in studying
- Promote and deliver the dream and opportunity for international students
GSP works with a variety of quality International Education Providers and leading student services providers to ensure students have the best opportunity to be successful in their course and enjoy their International education experience, both in and out of the classroom. In supporting this GSP works only with quality Education Agents, associates and channel partners to increase the awareness of Global institutions and experience.
GSP oversees the quality assurance of applications from quality partners providing the student a single point of contact and ensuring that the Education Providers offering, processes and policies are transparent and streamlined.