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STM Awards 2015

For the 10th time in a row, ESL has been nominated by language schools as one of the five leading language travel agencies in Europe at the annual STM Star Awards. It has been a decade of great success!

These awards, like the Oscars of the study abroad industry, are recognition of the hard work and the commitment of everyone working in this industry.

The winners will be chosen by hundreds of language schools from around the world and will be announced on September 5.

ESL, winner in 2010, 2011 and... 2014!

For the 3rd year, ESL – Language studies abroad was voted Europe’s Star Agency at the STM Awards 2014, which took place on 30th August 2014. This award recognises excellent services provided by professionals in the study abroad industry. This is the result of a poll carried out by British publisher Hothouse Media. Several thousand accredited language schools from all over the world were asked for their opinion and recognised that ESL is still one of the best agencies in Europe. We are very happy about our long-standing relationships with our partner schools and will meet you next year for the award ceremony.

After being voted Europe’s STAR Agency in 2010 and 2011, this vote strengthens ESL’s position as one of the industry leaders. Like an Oscar for the language travel industry, this award recognises the quality work of ESL’s staff.
“For nearly 2 decades, we have been committed to providing the best services to both our partner schools and the people who travel with us. This award, for the third time, is a recognition of our long-standing and enduring work and we are very honoured to have won it”, Head of Products & Partnerships Krister Weidenhielm declared with delight.

Photo of the awards in 2014

ESL - ESL Star Agency Western Europe

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  1. Star Agency Europe

    ESL – Language studies abroad won Star Agency Western Europe for the third time at the 2014 STM Star Awards. 


    If you find our programmes cheaper with another language travel agency, you will be refunded 100% of the price difference.


    We offer you free and personal advice before, during and after your language course abroad.


    In 2014, 97% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 


    ESL – Language studies abroad is accredited by quality control bodies in the tourism and education industries.  


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It was very intensive and I could improve my German very well.
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