WORLDWIDE SCHOOL SEARCH & PLACEMENT

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS Advising | Connecting | Developing

Delivering unique educational solutions on a global scale

ABOUT US

EMG IS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE…

  • Family relocating with school-aged children
  • Global Relocation Management company looking for an education supplier
  • Relocation Destination Provider that needs expert support with school search: curriculum comparison, educational repatriation, mid-year
    relocation
  • Corporate client that needs particular type of assistance: Assessment Service: Public vs. Private Schools, Educational site assessments,
    Remote location solutions etc.
  • High school or undergraduate student looking for university placement in Germany, the Netherlands or elsewhere in Europe
  • Educational consultancy seeking partnership
  • Educational institution looking for a project partner

WHO WE ARE

Education Mobility Grid – School Placement, a Dutch based consultancy, is a part of Education Mobility Group. We are both educators and parents who have lived in the different parts of the world. Choosing the right school in which your child will make new friends, be happy and thrive both academically and socially is a complex process. Our educational solutions are tailored to your needs, ensuring a smooth transition whichever location you may be relocating to.

SCHOOL SEARCH AND PLACEMENT SERVICES

Initial Telephone Consultation

  • 60-90 minute Skype/phone consultation for one or more dependents
  • General needs analysis interview
  • General overview of the education system in the host location
  • Summary of the consultation

Standard Education Consulting

  • Needs assessment analysis
  • 45 to 60-minute Skype/phone intake interview to define the family´s needs, children´s abilities and strengths
  • Research on schools
  • Curriculum overview
  • School selection proposal (up to 3 schools)
  • General information on enrollment / registration / application process
  • Continued support throughout the consulting process 

Advanced Education Consulting

Extensive end-to-end service recommended for:
mid-year moves, curriculum changes, school visits, special needs, boarding schools.
Includes all services from Standard Education Consulting PLUS

  • Additional 30-45 minute intake interview
  • Key points summary of the intake interview
  • Curriculum comparison in a host location
  • Target’s school list (up to 4 schools)
  • School visits preparation
  • Follow-up on schools visits (15-30 minute talk by phone)
  • Assistance with registration and enrollment (where applicable)

Premium Education Consulting

Recommended for VIP families and rush relocations.
It includes all services from Advanced Education Consulting PLUS

  • 24/7 availability
  • 5 hours of support/consulting via phone or Skype
  • Target’s school list (up to 5 schools, where applicable)
  • Mock interviews for students and parents
  • Solutions on how to bridge curriculum gaps
  • Recommendations and referrals for extra support (where necessary) 

Educational Repatriation Consulting

We will identify the school options that will work for your child upon repatriation:

  • Consulting for one or more dependents
  • Needs assessment
  • 60-minute intake interview (conducted via Skype or phone) to define the family´s and their children´s needs as well as curriculum differences
  • Comprehensive research on curriculum in the home country
  • Curricula comparisons
  • Language assessment
  • Identification of curriculum gaps and solutions on how to bridge them
  • Recommendations and referrals for extra support where necessary
  • Develop a list of appropriate schools including identification of those with space and those with waiting lists (maximum 3 schools)
  • School visits preparation: arranging school visits and interviews, where required and permitted, questions to ask on school visits
  • Follow-up to learn the results of the family’s visits to the schools (15 to 30-minutes talk via phone)

MANAGEMENT TEAM

  • KSENIJA POPAC
    KSENIJA POPACManaging Director & Co-founder

    Ksenija is in charge of planning, development, implementation, review and evaluation of EMG services. She also oversees clients’ relations and manages the consultant teams network.

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    Ksenija has over 25 years of international experience in teaching and educational consulting. Her expertise includes university counseling, school placement consulting, teacher recruitment, management, curriculum development and implementation for IB English and History, as well as Business English. As an entrepreneur, she founded and successfully managed her own language school for corporate Business English training. Prior to co-founding EMG, Ksenija held various senior educational consultant positions in which she assisted numerous corporate and private clients in making the right educational choices.

    She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature and a Master´s in English as a Second Language. She is fluent in English, German, Dutch, Spanish and Serbian.

  • ELA KURTCU
    ELA KURTCUDirector of Operations & Co-Founder

    Ela is responsible for operations and process management, third-party funding, as well as building strategic partnerships for EMG.

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    Ela has over 5 years experience in international projects and higher education sector. Her expertise includes educational program design and coordination, international project development and implementation, stakeholder communication, as well as social innovation and entrepreneurship. She is also an appointed auxiliary lecturer at Steinbeis University Berlin.

    Over the past 10 years, Ela has studied in international study programs in Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany. She holds a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration (Bogazici University, Istanbul) and two Master degrees in Social Sciences (Humboldt University/METU, Berlin/Ankara) and Responsible Management (Steinbeis University, Berlin). She speaks English, German and Turkish.

  • BORIS BULATOVIC
    BORIS BULATOVICDirector of Strategic Development & Co-Founder

    Boris is responsible for building strategic partnerships on behalf of EMG, as well as for its international expansion and engagement.

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    Being an entrepreneur since his early twenties, Boris has founded three successful ventures in the educational field. His expertise includes development and management of international study programs, digital learning and teaching methods, as well as corporate learning. Prior to his engagement with EMG, Boris has acted as the co-chair of a UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Working Group, as well as the Vice President of the Berlin Net Impact Professional Chapter. He is also an appointed auxiliary lecturer at Steinbeis University Berlin.

    Boris has studied in four different countries, including the USA and France, and has first-hand experience on different educational programs and curricula. He holds a degree in Management with specialization in small and medium enterprises as well as postgraduate certificate in Project Competence Coaching.

  • MIRJAM HERRESTHAL
      MIRJAM HERRESTHALRegional Manager DACH

      Mirjam is a German native with a professional background in Biotechnology. She is responsible for client relations and operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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      Having studied as an exchange student at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia, Mirjam brings first-hand experience with all aspects of studying and doing internship abroad.

      Mirjam has over 15 years of management experience in a German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company. Her expertise includes supply chain planning, material management, as well as event organization and management. She has been in charge of different international and national congresses and professional workshops. Her extensive knowledge in Biotechnology and experience with pharmaceutical companies is a great asset to EMG clients wishing to pursue their professional career in this field.

      Mirjam has 7 years of university education in Biology, Microbiology and Biotechnology in Germany and Australia. She holds a Dipl.-Ing. Degree in Biotechnology. She speaks German and English.

    • MARIJANA BUGARIC
        MARIJANA BUGARICRegional Manager Middle East & North Africa

        Marijana is a Senior Educational Consultant who provides valuable expert advice on various educational services.

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        Additionally, she is responsible for marketing and teachers recruitment. With her background in Education, Marijana is a great addition to the EMG team. Her global career has entailed over 10 years of different educational roles including, most recently, teaching History and Social Studies at different primary and secondary schools in Cairo. Marijana has also served on variety of school committees. Her core competencies include creative lesson planning, curriculum development and learner assessment. Her particular area of expertise is development of innovative approaches for teaching and student-parents-teachers engagement.

        Marijana holds a Bachelor`s degree in Arabic Language and Literature and is fluent in English, Arabic and Serbian. She lives in Cairo.

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