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Dec. The 5th year of WAICY, in partnership with the KAUST Academy, is hosted by KAUST Academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Nov. New tagline: U.S. Bases international student academic & career readiness services.
Dec. Over 10 million views of original articles and videos.
Sep. Named 2020 Finalist for AIRC Agency of the Year.
Jun. ReadyAI published “AI+ME” book series introducing the “5 Big Ideas of Artificial Intelligence” to young learners.
May. JobUpper became a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).
Mar. Initiated “Tracking the Coronavirus at U.S. Colleges” website, resulting in over 9 million views.
Jul. Recertified by AIRC through 2029.
May. ReadyAI Launched “AI+Me” – Free-for-all Online basic AI lessons for young learners.
Mar. American Homestay Services (AHS) recertified by CSIET.
Jul. Organized the 2018 World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth (WAICY), hosted by ReadyAI, supported by Carnegie Mellon University professor.
Jun. Launched the University of New Hampshire Post-Gaokao Recruitment Program, a new effort designed to attract Chinese students with high scores on the China national exam to matriculate at UNH.
Feb. Launched Ready AI, promoting artificial intelligence education for K-12 students around the world.
Jan. Clients reached: 10,000.
Oct. Launched JobUpper, an initiative to provide internship and job opportunities for international students.
Sep. Initiated USTopCC, an international alliance of U.S. community colleges.
Sep. Initiated Ojisu, a homestay platform connecting host families, students, parents, and U.S. schools.
Jun. Organized the first U.S. Community College and Transfer Admission Forum.
Oct. Certified by the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) after a rigorous accreditation process, signifying high quality standards for international student placement in the U.S.
May. Published the first White Paper titled “Dismissed Chinese Students in the United States”.
Mar. AHS certified by the CSIET.
Jan.ASPIRE Pathway founded.
Nov. Launched the first Peking University Elementary School (PUES) immersion study tour.
Mar. American Homestay Services (AHS) founded.
May. WholeRen was founded.
Consultants with U.S. degrees
Original articles on international education
WholeRen is accredited by the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC), a professional education association on international student recruitment, through a rigorous accreditation process. Only a handful of agencies are accredited worldwide. It demonstrates WholeRen as a high-quality service provider and a trustworthy institution in the international education community.
American Homestay Services is accredited by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), a standard committee on international and cultural exchange services. It ensures our clients who choose to live in American homestay families are provided with safe and valuable experiences during their stay.
WholeRen is qualified by the International Consultants for Education and Fairs (ICEF). ICEF’s industry-leading quality assurance processes are increasingly recognised worldwide as an important qualification for active student recruitment agencies.
Jobupper is accredited by The National Career Development Association (NCDA), and is dedicated to providing career planning and enhancement programs for international students. NCDA accredits educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals.
Dr. Brian White
Dr. Brian White is President of WholeRen Group. Brian is responsible for corporate strategy, school relations, and academic exchange programs. He has been a lifetime educator. Before founding WholeRen in 2010, he has served as an administrator in all levels of education, from elementary school through college. Honored with several Fulbright Fellowships, he has more than 30 years of experience working in the public and private sectors of American education. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Education from Duquesne University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Andrew Hang Chen
Co-founder, Chief Learning Officer
Andrew Hang Chen is the Chief Learning Officer of WholeRen Group. Andrew is responsible for corporate growth, client and partner relations, and venture initiatives. Before founding WholeRen, he was an international student himself before working as a senior engineer for over 10 years. Since devoting into international education field, he has consulted and helped over 4,000 Chinese students and parents and published over 600 original articles. He is often featured in mainstream media reports and is viewed as a trusted expert in international education topics. He received his Master of Science degree in Nuclear and Computer Science from the University of Missouri.
Cho-yun Hsu is the Honorary Advisor of WholeRen Group. A historian, it is him who gave the name of “Whole Ren” in 2009. Mr. Hsu is often consulted by leaders in WholeRen Group on corporate strategies and student services. He is the root reason why WholeRen Group has such a deep understanding in education and cultural exchange. He received a Doctor of Humanities degree from the University of Chicago in 1962. He is an Emeritus Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, and has served in honorary positions in several universities including Duke University, Nanjing University, and Chinese University of Hong Kong.