A GREAT HONOR FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL COUNSELORS (UED)
The STM Star Awards, considered the Oscars of the study-abroad industry, are given every year by Study Travel Magazine, the most prominent publication of the industry. This year the winners are announced at the Alphe Workshop in London, one of the biggest events in the business; and the UED, coming in first in its category, won the STM Star Agency Association!
The UED made Turkey proud by being the first and only organization in the country to win a STM Star Award in any category.
In the selection process of the STM Star Awards, schools and study-abroad agencies, two of the major contributors to the industry are involved. For the selection, schools vote for agencies and agencies vote for schools and this makes STM Star Awards special among others. In the initial nomination process, the UED first competed with all the other agency associations in the world; and at the second stage, competed with other 4 nominees; Aseproce/Spain, Salta/Switzerland, TIECA/Thailand and AREA/Russia. The UED was presented with the award in the presence of 800 attendants.
Mr. Eren Goker, the president of the UED, was representing the UED at the gala. After receiving the award, he thanked all the voters.
Following his speech, joined by the other members of the UEDs Board of Directors who were present at the event, Mr. Goker answered the questions of STM Magazines reporter. He stated: The UED works towards making a difference in the study-abroad sector, and for this success we need to thank the efforts of the members of the Board of Directors and the employees of the UED; but first and foremost we need to thank our member agencies that constitutes our association and have been upholding the ethics in their practices and professionalism in their relations with foreign schools. Therefore, we give our thanks to our member agencies and their representatives who have contributed to this success, and wish that this award will be beneficial not only for the UED and our members, but for the study-abroad industry.