For the past decade, I've proactively engaged in intercultural exchanges, whether for educational purposes, or specialized travel. I am a promoter for relation-building via facilitating meaningful interactions between Western & Eastern audiences.
From participating (and playing) in the first-ever contact football game in China - sponsored by the NFL, organizing a Chinese education agent delegation to Dubai, delivering award-winning WWF Earth Hour PR campaigns in Bejing, building a business to organize Chinese destination weddings in Southeast Asia, to initiating a public-private partnership for American students nationwide to learn Mandarin.
I am a self-proclaimed advocate for combining meaningful, educational, transnational takeaways from experiences, domestic or abroad.
Just Google: "Jon Santangelo China" or "Jon Santangelo Travel"
Industries & Companies worked with
Chariot Destination Weddings & Events
Chariot is an international event company with an emphasis on design, planning, and execution intimate events. Discover the romantic tropical paradises of Southeast Asia destinations. We specialize in destination romantic events on islands, beaches, and tropical settings.
Co-founder, PR & Partnership Development
Sept 2016 - Present
The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association & China Alliance
Established in 2004 as an association of select agencies recognized by the government, BOSSA is now China's leading, largest, professional body of 300 international education agencies and has served hundreds of international institutions and companies in business development services.
Spokesperson, Senior Consultant.
Former Communications Director
April 2014 - Present