• Jon Santangelo

    + China & Southeast Asia based since 2009

    + Global Communications Professional

    + Specializing in

    • Public Relations
    • Branding
    • Events
    • Remote Management
    • Sales
    • Business Development
    * A majority of my career is devoted to International Education
    Visit my new site Chariot - Global Education

    Since 2009 I've been in the business of creating intercultural exchanges, whether for education or luxury travel.

     

    From promoting (and playing) in the first-ever American football game in China

     

    leading a Chinese business delegation to Dubai

     

    conceptualizing an award-winning WWF Earth Hour community campaign in Bejing

     

    building a business from scratch remotely in The Philippines, organizing Chinese destination weddings there and in Southeast Asia

     

    to initiating a public-private partnership with VIPKID & US-China Strong Foundation for American students nationwide to learn Mandarin

     

    I am an advocate of creating meaningful, educational, and transformative experiences, from East to West

     

    Brands I've worked for or with

    • Consumer: Rockstar Energy Drink, NFL (National Football League, USA)
    • Nonprofits: BOSSA, WWF (World Wildlife Fund), US-China Strong Foundation
    • Tech: VIPKID, STARY (funded by 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 The PIE Professionals in Education PIONEERS Association of the Year, Nominee
    2020The PIE Professionals in Education PIONEERS Association of the Year, Nominee
  • Brand Building

    Years active: Brand / Project / Launching Locations

    • 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'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
    • 2017-2020: STARY (Dreame Entertainment) apps launch, Global 
    • 2016-now: Chariot Destination Weddings & Events, Southeast Asia
    • 2019-now: Chariot Global Education, China & Southeast Asia 

    The Chariot Company

    Chariot Global Education is an international education relations consultancy focusing on China & Southeast Asia student markets. Specializations in student recruitment channels. business development, strategic partnerships, collegiate instructing, and soft skill training.

     

    Chariot Destination Weddings & Events specializes in the design, planning, and execution of intimate events in the romantic tropical paradises of Southeast Asia destinations;

    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

     

     

     

     

  • BLOG

    Articles & Anecdotes

  • In Media

    features | interviews | commentaries | 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

     

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

     

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

     

    Chinese seek U.S. college admission at any price

     

    China’s $100bn education sector fights to survive after crackdown

    Getting hitched the way they want

     

    China Steps Up Efforts to Lure Academic Talent From Overseas

     

    China: safety as crucial as ranking for study abroad

     

    US-China Trade War Impact on Student Flows

     

    冲坡勇士团:在瞬息万变的签证政策缝隙中,绕路回美国

    To the Moon, Mars and beyond

    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

     

    Stay or Go? COVID-19 Forces Students to Rethink Study Abroad Plans

     

    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

     

    What to know about Guangzhou?

     

    BOSSA and Flywire announce strategic p’ship
  • EVENTS

    Destination Weddings

    & Events

    Surprise Proposal

    Boracay

    Shangri-la Resort & Spa, Boracay

    Destination Wedding

    Bohol

    South Palms Resort, Panglao

    Destination Wedding

    Bohol

    Mithi Resort & Spa, Panglao

    Intimate Wedding

    Bohol

    Amorita Resort, Panglao

    Destination Wedding

    Boracay

    The Lind Resort, Boracay

    Epic Destination Wedding

    Sanya

    The Atlantis, Sanya, China

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