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Committee on Self-Funded Study Abroad Service (COSA-CEAIE)

Publish Date: 2013-10-29 | Visits: 1862
Committee on Self-Funded Study Abroad Service,COSA-CEAIE was founded on October 29th, 2013.
Scope of Membership:  COSA has 88 council members and 18 executive council members.

Committee on Self-Funded Study Abroad Service,CEAIE (COSA) was founded on October 29th, 2013.

Mission:

To abide by the Chinese constitution, legislation and relevant policy, comply with social ethic, and bring together the study abroad service agencies in China to provide service and organize all kinds of activities according to “COSA Work Methods (Articles)”, with the important guiding thoughts of "supporting study abroad, encouraging home-return, freedom of mobility, and playing important role in China’s socioeconomic development"; To protect the legitimate rights and interests of member agencies and domestic and international clients, in order to develop a study abroad service industry in a consistent and professional manner.

Scope of Operation:
1.Setting up industry standards and carrying out institutional assessment
Assisting the government department in undertaking market research, data analysis, as well as setting up standards for study abroad service industry in China, and conducting prescreening and evaluation to assist the government department for license approval and annual inspection purposes;
Developing training programs and certification standards for study abroad agents; issuing national certificates to qualified consultants.
2.Membership Service and Social Obligation
Providing members with up-to-date policy guidance and information; coordinating with domestic and international organizations to introduce high quality study abroad resources to the Chinese market, thus diversifying the business scope and forms of service products for member agencies;
Establishing a customer service system to handle complaints filed by clients against unsatisfied services, thus protecting the legal rights of both clients and member agencies to alleviate social tension.
3.Public Promotion
Building the “COSA official website” to share information on the trends and best practices in the study abroad market in China, to promote agencies that provide unique services for clients both at home and abroad, as well as to establish a positive public image for the industry;
Releasing accurate and timely information to the public on study abroad policies, laws and regulations published by the government, and to hold competitions and prize-awarding events to promote high quality service agencies.
4.Policy Research and International Cooperation
Carrying out the market survey and policy research for study abroad industry in China and to publish the “Annual Report on Study Abroad Service Industry”;

Collaborating with international partners to hold or participate in conferences and exhibitions both at home and abroad.

Address: Yifu Conference Center No.160 Fuxingmen Nei Dajie, Beijing, 100031 P.R.China
Website:www.cosa.edu.cn/
Tel:+86-10-66165881    Fax: 86-10-66018737 
E-mail:csss@ceaie.edu.cn
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