Leap enters into a partnership with Kings’ Education in the UAE
Dubai: Kings’ Education, the homegrown education brand with a portfolio of three schools across Dubai: Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba, Kings’ School Dubai, and Kings’ School Al Barsha today announced a partnership with Leap, the San Francisco headquartered world’s largest end-to-end study abroad platform, which owns LeapScholar, LeapFinance, and Yocket. As a part of the association, Leap will work with Kings’ teams to enable its students to study at their best-fit top global universities.
With over 4,000 students across its three campuses, Kings Education offers young people, aged 3 to 18, an education enriched by integrated learning experiences. Students are able to flourish academically and personally under the combined warmth of community and exceptional international education standards, as they are prepared for the challenges of a fast paced, future-aware, modern world. Leap announced foraying into the Middle East along with the subsequent investment of USD 20 million in the region last year. With products and services in overseas education, the company backed by Harvard Management Company, Sequoia Capital, and Owl Ventures, has a growing community of over 2 million study abroad aspirants. This partnership will enable students from Kings’ schools to get access to Leap’s proprietary tools and expertise of its 3,000 counsellors and 4,500 teachers.
Commenting on the partnership, Tayeb Al Baker, Chairman and Founder, said, “Collaborating with Leap reflects our commitment to ensuring that Sixth Form students are guided and mentored every step of the way as they navigate entry to the highly competitive world of tertiary education. Kings’ Education students go on to study at the world’s most prestigious universities and, together with Leap, we look forward to supporting them in realising their future potential and ambition.”
Vaibhav Singh, Co-founder, Leap commented, “The Middle Eastern region is witnessing an upward trend as the total number of internationally mobile students is growing significantly year on year. We are excited to partner with the prestigious Kings’ Education to give their students access to all our resources. We believe this association will be of great value to the students from their schools, as they prepare for their ambitious study abroad journey.”
Leap’s offerings in the region include study abroad counselling, university application, test preparation for standardized exams like SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo, GRE, GMAT etc., visa assistance, and networking opportunities once students have got an admit to universities abroad among others. Kings’ British heritage and international perspective has allowed them to adapt the National Curriculum for England to their unique context where they create a bespoke learning experience for students as they grow up in Dubai. The Middle East region is turning out to be a key market from where international students come, with a potential of around $11 Billion and over 300K study abroad aspirants currently wanting to pursue global education.