CIBT Partners with California Baptist University
May 27 th , 2013: CIBT Education Group Inc. (TSX: MBA / OTCQX: MBAIF) (“CIBT Group”) is pleased to announce that its newly formed division, Global Education Alliance (“GEA”), has entered into an agreement with California Baptist University (“CBU”), under which GEA has been appointed as their global recruitment partner. CBU is a well regarded private comprehensive Christian University located in Southern California and offers undergraduate and graduate programs. CBU was ranked 38 university under the “Best Universities – Master’s West” category in the 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S News & World Report magazine.
Under the terms of the agreement, GEA has been appointed as CBU’s recruitment contractor in the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and China with plans to expand its recruitment territory into other countries. GEA will assist California Baptist University with marketing, promotion and recruitment for the international market with a focus on the Asian markets. GEA will provide recruitment and student services by utilizing CIBT Group’s existing infrastructure and international referral network.
About California Baptist University:
Founded in 1950, California Baptist University is a private comprehensive Christian university located in Riverside, California. Its beautiful campus with Spanish-style buildings is located on a 131-acre land 60 miles east of Los Angeles. CBU has over 6,000 students from 37 states and over 30 foreign countries. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and currently offers over 90 undergraduate programs and 25 graduate programs. CBU has a small student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1. Its athletics program is in the process of joining the NCAA Division II. Overall, California Baptist University offers rigorous and disciplined academic and athletic programs for both undergraduates and graduate students.
About Global Education Alliance:
Global Education Alliance (“GEA”), a division of CIBT Education Group Inc., is a student referral service for certain carefully selected schools in Canada and the U.S. GEA leverages CIBT Group’s extensive international agent network and existing academic partnerships in various countries to increase international enrolments at its North American partner schools, which include high ranking primary and secondary schools, and public and private universities in Canada and the United States. Visit GEA online at www.myGEA.ca.
About CIBT Education Group:
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market since 1994. Listed in Canada on the Toronto Stock Exchange and in the U.S on the OTCQX International, CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges in North America and Asia. CIBT Group offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries with over 50 campuses, recruitment offices and training centers enrolling over 13,000 students annually. Its subsidiaries include Sprott Shaw College (established in 1903), Acsenda School of Management, CIBT School of Business China, and King George International College. Through these subsidiaries, CIBT Group offers Western and Chinese accredited business and management degrees, programmes in college preparation, healthcare, hotel management and tourism, English language training, English teacher certification, junior and high school preparation programmes for overseas study, and other career/ vocational training. CIBT Group also owns Irix Design Group, a leading design and advertising company based in Vancouver, Canada, Global Career Center (“GCC”), and Global Education Alliance (“GEA”). GCC is a job placement call center located in the Philippines dedicated to providing employment services to CIBT Group graduates for free throughout their careers. GEA is the premier solution for international students wishing to enter elite kindergarten, primary, secondary schools and universities in North America. Visit us online at www.cibt.net.
For more information contact:
Vice-Chairman, President & CEO
CIBT Education Group Inc.
1-604-871-9909 Email: email@example.com
Investor Relations Contact:
Renmark Financial Communications Inc.
Phone: (416) 644-2020
Phone: (514) 939-3989
Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information (the “forward-looking statements”) about CIBT Education Group Inc. (“CIBT Group”) and its future plans. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements in this news release are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the company’s actual results or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by forwardlooking statements. With respect to statements in this news release as to expectations for the collaboration with California Baptist University, these risks, uncertainties and other factors include, without limitation, uncertainty as to the company’s ability to achieve the goals and satisfy the assumptions of management; and general economic factors and other factors that may be beyond the control of the company. Forwardlooking statements are based on the beliefs, opinions and expectations of the company’s management at the time they are made, and CIBT Group does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements if those beliefs, opinions or expectations, or other circumstances, should change.