• Jon Santangelo

    International educator & media professional based in China/Asia


    + Experienced in

    • Public Relations
    • Hospitality & Luxury Travel
    • Content Creation
    • Training, Teaching & International Education
    • Startups, Strategy & Business Development


    If you're in education media or an institution,

    please refer to my other site



    Chariot - Global Education 

    Jon is a professional in creating intercultural exchanges i.e. educational and transformative experiences, from East to West. Based in Asia, Jon's lived mostly in China with a stint in the Philippines. He's a communications specialist with domain expertise in education, travel, and working with luxury brands.

    He is also an avid fitness enthusiast, working out weekly, since the age of 14.

  • Brands

    • Consumer Products
      - Boox E-reader tablets
      - Rigorer Sports Apparel
      - Rockstar Energy Drink
    • Nonprofits 
      WWF (World Wildlife Fund)
      US-China Strong Foundation
    • Tech
      VIPKID (a former multibillion-dollar Edtech startup)
      STARY (a multimillion-dollar media startup)
      Wimdu (Airbnb's first major competitor)
    • Luxury Hotels
      BVLGARI Hotel, Beijing | Doubletree by Hilton, Beijing |
      Atlantis Resort, Sanya
      Phillippines, Boracay
      Shangri-la Resort & Spa | The Lind | Discovery Shores Resort
      Phillippines, Bohol
      Mithi Resort | Donatella Hotel | Amorita Resort | South Palms Resort
      Thailand & Cambodia
      Rayavadee Resort, Krabi | Rambutan Resort & Hotels, Cambodia |
      Heritage Hotel, Siam Reap

    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, teaching & instructing, and soft skill training.


    Chariot Destination Weddings & Events Built a business from scratch with his wife remotely in The Philippines, organizing Chinese destination weddings there, and in South China

    Co-founder, PR & Partnership Development

    Sept 2016 - now





    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 and largest professional body of international education agencies and has served hundreds of international institutions and companies in Chinese student recruitment..

    Spokesperson, Senior Consultant.
    March 2016 - present


    Communications Director

    April 2014 - March 2016






    Can This Online Course Get Me a Job?

    Onyx Boox Tablets

    How to Choose a Boox ePaper Tablet: A Full Introduction to Boox Android Tablets


    Boox: Note Air Series

    Note Air2 Plus and Note Air2: Upgraded ePaper Productivity Tools


    Doubletree by Hilton Worldwide

    Community Care Award

    WWF Earth Hour, 2010

    Conceptualized an award-winning WWF Earth Hour community campaign in Beijing that won the global, annual Community (Care) Relations award by the Doubletree Hilton Worldwide brand.

  • Lifestyle Articles

    Travel Blog

  • Media

    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


    BOSSA and Pearson partner to help PTE Chinese students bound for US & UK

    BOSSA and Flywire announce strategic p’artnership

    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



    Chinese Education Association BOSSA and Payments Specialist Flywire Announce Strategic Partnership


    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



    City lockdowns hinder Chinese students’ study-abroad plans


    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






    HNA Hai Life Magazine: April 2018 edition:

    Beijing's Priciest Hotel is its Most Novel




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


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


    East West Sports

    China Tackles American Football


    Helped manage, and played, in the first-ever American football game in China, sponsored by the NFL

    An Eco-Friendly Adventure of Krabi (Thailand)


    From Factory Boss to Pizza Maker in Shenzhen


    What to know about Guangzhou?


    Welcome to Coconut City, Haikou, Hainan


    Report examines UK's market share in China and student preferences



    Surprise Proposal


    Shangri-la Resort & Spa, Boracay

    Destination Wedding


    South Palms Resort, Panglao

    Destination Wedding


    Mithi Resort & Spa, Panglao

    Intimate Wedding


    Amorita Resort, Panglao

    Destination Wedding


    Discovery Shores Resort

    Epic Destination Wedding


    The Atlantis, Sanya, China

    "Pandemic" Proposal (2020)


    Shangri-la Resort & Spa, Boracay

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