Leap Scholar plans to invest 20 20 million in Middle East expansion

Leap Scholar’s Expeditions to the Middle East; Appointed Zuhaib Khan as VP for international expansion

Leap Scholar, a study platform abroad with foreign education products and services, today announced its expansion into the Middle East region. The San Francisco-based company plans to invest $ 20 million next year to establish a team in the region to meet the needs of students and parents studying abroad. The startup has raised more than 75 million in venture capital from marquee investors, including Sequoia Capital, Owl Ventures, Jungle Ventures, and Harvard Management Company. Since its inception in 2019, Leap Scholars has built a growing community of over one million people interested in studying abroad.

With access to the Middle East, Leap Scholars aims to enable and empower millennials to achieve their global education and professional goals. Key offers students will be able to receive include study preparation abroad, exam preparation for standardized exams like SAT, ACT, IELTS, TOEFL, Duolingo, GRE, GMAT etc., university application, visa assistance, and networking opportunities once students get it Admission to university abroad. The Middle East region is witnessing an upward trend as the total number of mobile students internationally is increasing significantly every year. According to Leap Scholar, the most popular destinations for studying abroad in the region include the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia. The region is becoming a key market from which international students come, with approximately $ 11 billion and more than 300,000 potential to study abroad, currently willing to receive a global education.

To lead the company in expanding its global footprint, Leap Scholar has appointed Zuhaib Khan as VP for International Expansion. Zuhaib has more than a decade of experience building business across Asia, Europe and the Middle East in the e-commerce, ad-tech and travel sectors. In his last role, he was the CEO of Apeejay Stya Group’s Education Vertical where he led the group’s international expansion in 10+ countries. Prior to joining Apeeja, he was co-founder of Shopatplaces, an e-commerce firm.

Leap Scholar’s offers will now be available to students from countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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