Introducing the company that helps students to develop their full potential abroad.
KILROY is a company which specialized in offering products and services to the savvy and adventurous youth. By designing and launching various travel experiences and amazing education opportunities abroad, the humble and innovative international group aims to challenge you to think beyond the average, to get out of your comfort zone and take what the world has to offer.
To learn more about how you can expand your horizons by witnessing the reminiscence of the Inca Empire in Peru, going on an adventurous safari in Africa, or applying for popular universities in the U.S. and Australia, read this piece. I had a talk with KILROY’s management within the company’s headquarters in Utrecht, about what this travel and education counseling agency can bring to the table.
KILROY does it all! From booking your flight tickets, arranging your accommodation, taking care of your transportation issues within the foreign country, to linking your travel group to a local guide from the area you’re about to explore.
Emerging as a student travel organization among the Nordic countries in 1946, KILROY’s international headquarters have successfully organized various adventurous trips to exotic places, such as Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, South America, the Middle East and Oceania. Furthermore, according to Claudia den Boer, KILROY’s travel supervisor, the company’s local headquarters in the Netherlands have encountered great enthusiasm from the youth. They seem very eager to dive into the authentic atmosphere of destinations, such as Thailand, Argentina and Peru.
Ms. den Boer also stressed that a great deal of KILROY’s target group consists of backpackers or in other words information hungry and savvy adventure seekers, who are eager to explore life. So if these features suit your personality, take a chance and contact your local KILROY office! Who knows, maybe your perfect summer trip is one call away!
KILROY’s education counseling opportunities appeared in a later stage of the company’s history, but now they are here to stay! The company’s education department is vigorously challenging the limits of what you can achieve and how you can develop your personality within an international environment.
By offering student counseling aimed on providing professional assistance for enrolling for your Bachelor, Master or minor into prestigious universities in Asia, Australia and the U.S., the company is occupied with matching your dreams and desires into the perfect field of study for you. They assist with your application process, putting you in contact with students who have enrolled for the same study and help you with practical matters, such as obtaining a visa and the right insurance.
When asked about the most popular institutions the company works with, KILROY’s education manager, Margo van Betteray said: “I would say San Diego State University, because of its location. Santa Barbara is popular as well. It’s a community college, so it is not a traditional university”. To find the comprehensive list of KILROY’s partner universities, click here.
Another amazing feature, offered by KILROY’s education department is assistance to obtain a sports scholarship in the U.S. The unique service, operating alongside with College Sports Consultants, will match your academic background and athletic level in order to identify which university in the U.S. best fits your personality. However, you are only eligible when you are in the final year of high school and plan to do a full bachelor in the USA.
Are you looking for unforgettable work experience within an international environment? KILROY has the answer to all your questions.
Since 2010 the travel/student counseling agency has established a good platform for arranging internship programs in the U.S., China and Australia. How they do it? KILROY’s education manager says it all: “We work with local partners who have all the contacts in the industries and the universities. We connect the student with them and make sure that the local company has all the information about the student, for instance how long the internship will be, what duties and responsibilities they must have, what kind of company they are looking for. After that, they try to make a match between the student, the local businesses and the positions that are available”.
Beware! Mrs. van Betteray also delicately hinted about KILROY s occasional open vacancies and internship placements within the company. Just saying.
The company’s blogging feature aims to provide KILROY’s costumers with the opportunity to keep contact with friends and family while traveling, studying or doing their internship abroad. “KILROY Blogs is free of charge and it has unlimited capacity for photos and videos”, said Mrs. van Betteray.
This alternative version of Facebook for travellers provides KILROY ‘s users a way to interact with other adventurers, who also use KILROY’s services.
Interested? Have a look at KILROY’s website, make a call, or pay a visit. The adventure awaits you!