NASHVILLE, TENN., October 22, 2018 – Global Educational Concepts, a provider of support and service to international students through sponsoring cultural exchanges with the Department of State’s J-1 Summer Work Travel and Internship programs and a member of Southwestern Family of Companies, announces today the promotion of Muzo Unluel to vice president. GEC promotes developing better understanding and appreciation between citizens of the USA and countries throughout the world through public diplomacy exchanges.
10 years ago, Unluel joined Global Educational Concepts (GEC) as a trainee and has progressed through several roles at GEC, most recently serving as director of internal communications. He previously gained experience working with exchange organizations in Europe and Asia.
Unluel’s strategic leadership and planning has built GEC into the successful business it is today. When he joined the company as a trainee, approximately 750 students were participating in the program. Today, the international exchange program has nearly 2,750 participants living, working and training across the United States.
“When Muzo joined us as a trainee, little did we know what an indispensable asset he would become to the successful development of GEC,” says Dave Causer, President of Global Education Concepts. “His dedication to excellence inspires all of us, and it has been his knowledge and expertise that has propelled GEC forward.” Causer goes on to say, “I do not know of a time in our country’s history where these types of cultural exchanges to develop a better understanding between people are more important than right now.”
As vice president, he will continue to grow the GEC program to include new exchange visitor categories, such as a language school, teaching training and high school over the next five to 10 years.
“Having seen GEC grow significantly over the last decade, I look forward to planning for what promises to be a successful future for GEC,” says Unluel. “As vice president, my goal is to bring the support and services of GEC to as many international students seeking work and training experiences in the United States as possible.
While building GEC into a highly successful business, Unluel also has moved his family to the United States. He currently resides in Nashville with his wife and two children.
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About Global Educational Concepts, Inc.:
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Global Educational Concepts, Inc. (GEC) is a designated sponsor of the U.S. Department of State’s J-1 Summer Work Travel and Internship programs. GEC supports the public diplomacy opportunities these exchange programs offer participants, host families and host employers. Fulltime international students in the United States over a university academic summer break participate in the GEC international exchange program. They live, work and train across the country giving Americans a chance to learn about their cultures as they experience ours. GEC is a proud member of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange and the World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation.
About Southwestern Family of Companies:
Established in Nashville, Tennessee in 1855, Southwestern Family of Companies is one of the largest and oldest private corporations in Tennessee with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Canada. Southwestern Family of Companies is comprised of 16 companies across industries with the shared goals of building people and helping customers. Current members of the family of companies include Great American Opportunities, the largest school fundraising business worldwide; Southwestern Investments; Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct sales business in the U.S.; Southwestern Tax Services; Southwestern Real Estate; Southwestern Publishing; Wildtree – one of the fastest-growing party planning businesses in the U.S.; Southwestern Travel; Global Educational Concepts; Southwestern Insurance – offering property and casualty insurance; Southwestern Consulting; Thinking Ahead – a specialist professional search firm; and SBR – a sales performance improvement consulting business. For more information on Southwestern Family of Companies, visit www.southwestern.com.