Springfield College hosted the 2014 Beijing Overseas-Study Service Association (BOSSA) Study Abroad Agency Roadshow on Friday, Nov. 7, in the Springfield College Stitzer YMCA Center.
The morning and afternoon sessions of the roadshow featured more than 18 BOSSA senior licensed education agents from mainland China meeting with higher education institutions, private high schools, and English as a Second Language providers from throughout the United States. The agents assisted attendees with the consulting and recruiting of Chinese students for further study abroad programs. In 2013, BOSSA members were collectively responsible for sending 175,547 students abroad which represents one third of the total overseas market in China.
The format of the fair consisted of multiple 20-minute, speed-networking segments, with participating BOSSA agents and attendees exchanging information. The event at Springfield College was one of three BOSSA workshops taking place the week of Nov. 3-7 with events also being hosted in New York and New Jersey.
Since its inception in 2004, BOSSA has developed a local member association consisting of 69 organizations that specialize in consulting and recruiting Chinese students for study abroad.
Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy—educating students in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to others. With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities. The college offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology. The college is ranked in the 2015 edition of “Best Colleges” in the top tier of “Best Regional Universities – North Region” by U.S.News and World Report, and is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA. More than 5,000 traditional, nontraditional and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its School of Human Services campuses across the country.