• Jon Santangelo

    Cultural Communications Professional

     

    Experienced in International

    • Public Relations
    • Event Management 
    • SEO & Copywriting 
    • Business Development
    • Strategic Partnerships 
    For China/Asia International Education Expertise
    Visit my new site Chariot - Global Education

    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

    • Consumer: Rockstar Energy Drink, NFL (China)
    • Nonprofits: BOSSA, WWF (World Wildlife Fund), US-China Strong Foundation
    • Tech: VIPKID, Qihoo 360, Wimdu (Rocket Internet)
    • Hospitality: BVLGARI Hotel, Beijing | Doubletree by Hilton, Beijing | Shangri-la Resort, Boracay | The Lind, Boracay, | Discovery Shores Resort, Boracay | Mithi Resort, Bohol | Donatella Hotel, Bohol | Amorita Resort, Bohol | South Palms Resort, Bohol | Rayavadee Resort, Krabi | Rambutan Resort & Hotels, Cambodia |
      Heritage Hotel, Siam Reap
    Awards
    2010 Doubletree by Hilton Hotels' Global Community Relations Recipient (Community CARE)
    2017 PIE Professionals in Education PIONEERS Association of the Year, Nominee
  • Biz Building

    2006 - Current

    • 2006: College Night Entertainment in North Carolina, USA 
    • 2007-09: Rockstar Energy Drink in North Carolina, USA
    • 2011: Wimdu.com (Airbnb direct competitor, Rocket Internet venture), China
    • 2011: NFL China's first American football game, Beijing vs Shanghai, China 
    • 2012-14: YCC China Internship Program, China-Global
    • 2013-17: VIPKID Initial Lanch & Public-Private Partnership, US-China
    • 2014-now: BOSSA International Department, China-Global
    • 2017-now: Qihoo 360 subsidiary; App Launch, Global 
    • 2016-now: Chariot Destination Wedding & Events, Southeast Asia
    • 2019-now: Chariot Global Education 

    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

     

     

     

     

  • Media Mentions

    Features, interviews, commentaries and contributions

    The Stories of IRL Eloise: People Who Live in Hotels

     

    Are Online Graduate And Professional Programs A Scam Or An Opportunity?

     

    Can This Online Course Get Me a Job?

     

    US colleges look to insure against impact of trade war

     

    Chinese seek U.S. college admission at any price

     

    WeChat and stolen credit cards: How scammers victimized Miami Chinese college students

     

    US-China Trade War Impact on Student Flows

     

    China Steps Up Efforts to Lure Academic Talent From Overseas

     

    Paradise by the Weekend: Rent your own island (April/May 2017 Print Magazine)

     

    China: safety as crucial as ranking for study abroad

     

    U.S. colleges seek to combat fraudulent applications

    How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Overseas

     

    Chinese lovers are going places

     

    US-China relations impacting on student recruitment

     

    Agents predict drop in Chinese students studying abroad

     

     

    Chinese Wedding Tourism Isn’t About Weddings

     

    What Chinese Consumers Want in a Dream Destination Wedding

    Hai Life Magazine: An American Who Officiates Chinese Weddings

     

    China: Talent drive looks to bring in international students

     

     

    The Most Epic Sections of the Great Wall of China

     

    The Secret to Finding Your Next Job, Cofounder, or Mentor: Volunteering

     

    MEET & GREET: Jon Santangelo, The Chariot Company

    As Seen On TV Fitness Products: Are They Worth It?

     

    The Culture Trip: Authors

    Jon Santangelo

    (All published articles)

     

    View from the desk of: Jon Santangelo, Association Q&A

     

    Road tripping through the natural wonders of Bohol

     

    Boracay Guide: Best Hotels, Things to Do, Where to Eat, and Top Tips

    Better half | Asia Weekly

    Getting hitched the way they want

     

    疯狂造假?中国人不惜一切代价“留美”

     

    【精旅】业内人士解码中国年轻人心中的完美海外婚礼

     

    HNA Hai Life Magazine: April 2018 edition:

    Beijing's Priciest Hotel is its Most Novel

     

    为什么中国年轻一代偏爱海外旅行婚礼?

     

    7 Pros & 6 Cons to Living and Working Remotely in Makati, Manila Philippines

     

    East West Sports

    China Tackles American Football

     

    A guide to Boracay for first timers (April 2017 Print Magazine)

     

    An Eco-Friendly Adventure of Krabi (Thailand)

     

    From Factory Boss to Pizza Maker in Shenzhen

     

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    Articles & Anecdotes

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