Wellspring International Acquires Quad Learning

Wellspring International (http://www.wellspringinternational.com/) has acquired Quad Learning, Inc.

Even through recent volatility in foreign student inflows into the United States, the demand for international education continues to grow. Wellspring International Education (“Wellspring”) recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

With the acquisition of Quad Learning, Wellspring continues to expand its reach, adding Quad Learning’s unique American Success community college partnerships to its program offerings. American Success makes a four-year US degree affordable in international markets by allowing students to begin their studies in a community college honors program.

Quad Learning Welcomes Catherine Ng


Quad Learning is excited to announce that Catherine Ng has joined as VP of Global Partnerships and International Student Recruitment, effective 6 December 2017.

Catherine is a passionate and dynamic senior executive with over 15 years of experience in the global education and training arena. She brings extensive experience in leading business planning, organizational development, finance and people management. Catherine is particularly skilled in areas of institutional collaboration and working with business partners around the world.

Catherine joins us from Navitas Limited, where she has worked for the past three years as the Country Director, China. Prior to this, Catherine worked in various senior management roles with Box Hill Institute, Victoria University of Victoria, William Angliss Institute, City of Melbourne and across a wide range of industries including small and large enterprises in the private (SME; publicly listed), public as well as not-for-profit sectors.

A native speaker of Cantonese and English, Catherine is also fluent in Mandarin. She is culturally astute with a strong understanding of the business practices in diverse countries backed up by an excellent network of business relationships.

Catherine is experienced in doing business globally: ASEAN member countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore Thailand, Vietnam), Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kuwait, Korea, Latin America, Macao, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Timor Leste and UAE.

In her role as VP of Global Partnerships and International Student Recruitment, Catherine will lead QL’s efforts in developing and executing QL’s global partnerships and student recruitment strategy and implementing innovative approaches to successfully targeting and enrolling international students seeking university degrees in the United States.

The scope of her role includes, but is not limited to, implementing and driving strategies to leverage QL’s network of overseas recruitment representatives, managing regional recruitment teams and directly supporting recruitment partners and various channels and driving enrollment growth in QL programs. 

Aiming High

To hear the students enrolled in the American Honors program tell it, there is one overarching reason for its early success in helping promising community college students reach lofty academic goals, including transferring to elite four-year universities.

It’s the aggressive, intrusive advising process, giving students ready access to dedicated, skilled academic advisers ready to point the way to success.

Read more at Community College Week.

The PIE Review: Easing Access in the USA

The PIE Review: Easing Access in the USA

Some community colleges partner with private companies that help with recruitment and programming best suited to international students. One such company is Quad Learning, which has developed a rigorous transfer program leading both domestic and international students from community college through into university.  Unlike most community colleges, its American Honors program is based on selective admissions, and its curriculim is closer in style to those provided at a university.