International Education Support Turns a New Page

Allianz Worldwide Partners (AWP), a leading provider of Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), is set to launch a unique global online marketplace for international student services, called PAGE (Partnered Allianz Global Education).

The purpose-built online platform connects a global community of partnered education agents and students with approved Allianz Assistance service providers. Through PAGE, agents can manage their entire student database and connect students with services they need when moving for overseas study. The platform includes a digital catalogue of fundamental services such as banking, telecommunications, safety, accommodation, airport transfers and health cover services.

Craig Dalzell, CEO of AWP, says that PAGE will assist in creating a positive experience for international students wanting to study abroad.

“Our vision is to maximise the quality of the international student experience when  transitioning to life abroad – whether it’s finding accommodation, arranging overseas student health insurance or opening a bank account, we’ve done the searching so that students don’t have to.”

“We anticipate that PAGE will reduce the stress and burden on students in sourcing services prior to commencement of classes, ensuring they are settled and ready to start studying as soon as they arrive at their destination”.

With a recorded 799,000+ student enrolments in Australia last year alone[1], and predictions that this will climb closer to 1,000,000 by 2020[2], the PAGE portal will initially focus on international students who have chosen Australia as their study destination. AWP then intends to expand the platform globally, connecting students to any multiple destinations across the world.

AWP has sourced an array of service providers across a range of industries who will service PAGE customers, entering into strategic partnerships with those who share the PAGE vision of enhancing the international student experience.

PAGE services can be accessed through a registered Allianz Worldwide Partners education agent.

“We designed PAGE to reduce administrative and setup work for Allianz partnered agents, so they can focus on providing their students with the best possible start to their study experience abroad. We also hope to empower students to make informed decisions and give parents the confidence that their child has the support they need while away from home.”

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[1] Australian Government Department of Education and Training, International Student Data 2017

[2] Deloitte Access Economics, Growth and opportunity in Australian Education report 2015