The UED Agency Awards of Turkey 2017 winners
Turkish agents reward partner language schools
Turkish agency association UED has acknowledged the favoured partner schools and services providers of its members at the fifth annual UED Agency Awards of Turkey.

UED Coordinator, Gokhan Islamoglu, explained, "The UED Agency Awards of Turkey was the first of its kind in Turkey and the winners were decided by the votes of the executives from UED member agencies in the categories of language and summer schools, as well as airline and insurance companies the students receive service from."


In the English language school categories, there were awards for: ELS Language Centers (in the English Language School USA section); St Giles International (UK); ILAC International Language Academy of Canada (Canada); ILSC Language Schools (Australia); EC English (Malta); and Emerald Cultural Institute (Ireland).


Meanwhile, global provider Embassy English was the winner of UED's Chain Language School of the Year.


Humboldt-Institut collected the German language school category, with Enforex winning Spanish school, French in Normandy being awarded the French language school for the fifth time, and Linguaviva taking the Italian school prize.


In the summer school categories, there were wins for: Studio Cambridge (English Summer School of the Year); did deutsch-institut (German); and Centre International D'Antibes (French).


"The awards were established in order to determine and reward the language schools who give the best service to Turkish students and study abroad agencies," said Gokhan. "We wish these awards bring all the best of luck to the winners in 2018."


The awards were presented in a special gala dinner event on November 4, dovetailed with a one-day workshop between UED member agencies and IALC-accredited schools.


Established in 2001, UED is a member of the Federation of Education and Language Consultant Associations (Felca) and currently comprises of 39 agencies.


See StudyTravel Magazine's Grapevine section for a gallery of photos from the UED Agency Awards of Turkey 2017.


By Matthew Knott

News Editor