Asia Society's Role in the Intermediary Education Market

Client: Asia Society
Faculty: Jody Spiro
Team: "Natalie Grandison, Arlene Jamo, Marlon Williams, Judy Yan, Gelmina Zidelyte"
Year: 2008
"The Capstone team worked with the Asia Society to provide strategic recommendations for achieving the organization's goals of producing globally competent students through its position as an educational intermediary. Using Asia Society's whole school model of international education as a platform for analysis, the team's work included: visiting public schools; interviewing school directors, administrators and students; examining the current landscape of Asia Society's activities; analyzing the methodology of four comparable organizations; researching different definitions and implementations of international education; and creating and distributing a market survey. Through this process, the team came to understand the funding sources, interests, and broader needs amongst potential stakeholders in the domestic market for school development services, and as a result, the Capstone team presented to the Asia Society a package of key information, insights, and recommendations regarding its expansion plans as an educational intermediary. "