ESL – Language Studies Abroad elected Europe's best agency 2011

September 15, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
For the second year in a row, ESL Language Studies Abroad was voted Europe's best language travel agency 2011 by thousands of language schools around the world. This award is a tribute to the quality of the services offered by the Swiss agency to thousands of students wishing to experience life in immersion abroad.

September 3rd 2011, Hilton Hotel, London Nominated for the fifth time for the LTM Stars Awards, ESL received the award of Europe's best agency for the second year in a row. Real Oscar of the language travel industry, this prize rewards the quality work done by all of the ESL collaborators.

"For 15 years, we have been committed to providing the best services to both our partner schools and the people who travel with us. For the second year in a row, this award is a recognition of our long-standing and continuous work and we are very proud and honoured to have won it", ESL Language Studies Abroad's Head of Study Abroad Products dev. & purchase Krister Weidenhielm declares with delight.

Founded in 1996 in Montreux (Switzerland) by two friends passionate about travelling and cultural exchange, the language travel company now counts among the leading players in the sector. Co-founder Alain Vadi tells us about the beginning: "It hasn't always been easy because we were not the first ones and some of our competitors had been established for years. We had to grow and make a difference."

Receiving the award of Europe's best language travel agency 2011 reinforces second co-founder Patrick Siegenthaler's will to expand: "Our main asset is that we seized the right opportunities at the right time and encouraged innovation"

About ESL Language Studies Abroad Specialised in the organisation of language courses abroad for more than 15 years, the Swiss agency offers a wide choice of language programmes for all ages and levels. Its courses for executives and professionals as well as its long-term stays, internships and volunteer programmes abroad are also very popular.

In order to be closer to its customers, the Swiss organisation has opened 34 drop-in offices across Europe, in Colombia and in Panama and has nearly 200 employees.

Each year, thousands of students design the language study trip of their dreams by choosing from a range of over 20 languages, 200 destinations and 45 countries across the 5 continents, while benefitting from entirely personalised assistance.

If you wish to find out more about ESL Language Studies Abroad, visit their website at, contact your nearest agency or join our student community on social networks!

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Phone: +41 (0) 21 962 88 80
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