Our history formally began in 2020, when Bancy Education was set up. However, the first seed was planted during the 2017/2018 academic year when the now CEO of Bancy was made responsible for the internationalisation process at the Canary Institute of Psychology and Education - a higher education centre in the Canary Islands.
Bancy Education was set up following an amicable and agreed transition with the entity where the project first bloomed to create an international education agency aimed at supporting the internationalisation of education centres.
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These are the testimonials of some of the people who have worked with us. Thank you, guys and gals!
“I have worked closely with Joaquín developing numerous exciting and innovative projects over recent years. Joaquín is a very highly regarded colleague and has made hugely significant contributions to the internationalisation of academic programmes offered at my University. His passion, enthusiasm, and innovation have allowed many creative partnerships to be developed allowing Spanish students to have immersive international education experiences at home and abroad. He is focussed on providing a high-quality service, having done due diligence on the international institutions he works with. This means he really ‘knows’ the University, the city and the people involved with the organisation. He has an intelligent, sensitive approach to his work and understands the commitment required to study internationally. The greatest compliment I can give Joaquín is that he is exactly the type of professional I would want my son or daughter to talk to when considering studying internationally. I would be confident in the advice and guidance offered, knowing he places the student’s needs at the centre of any conversation. Overall, Joaquín is an excellent educational professional who has a wealth of applied international experience. I foresee him being able to offer many valuable insights and contributions to anyone wishing to explore the potential of studying abroad”.
“Joaquín was my mentor and chief in the international department during two years, period of time from which I only have beautiful memories and in which I learned a lot thanks to him. Joaquín is one of those people who is passionate about his job; he radiates energy and his enthusiasm is contagious. From his many qualities I would highlight his capacity to identify opportunities and to create projects, which are traits that make him a great entrepreneur.Now with Bancy Education his objective is clear: To make studying abroad something achievable and possible for everyone”.
“I have worked with Joaquín for three years and have always found him a pleasure to work with. He is a passionate and engaging character who is student led - he really does have his students best interests at heart. I have always found Joaquín to be professional and organised. He works hard to implement new projects and has a clear focus on what he wants to achieve. He is able to motivate and mobilise others, in order to achieve success. Joaquín is a hardworking leader of people who makes things happen!”
- “I was fortunate enough to be able to study in England, in York to be precise: a small but very charming university city. I studied my degree at York Saint John University and am currently studying a master’s degree at the same university. This experience has given me confidence in myself and my abilities. The British education system has many positive things to offer, including the tools to be self-sufficient and responsible for your own learning. I am also improving my English, which is an added bonus for my education. I very much recommend the experience and it is undoubtedly a fundamental reason why I am who I am today. It was all made possible by the hard work of Joaquín and his team”.
“I think that being from the Canary Islands can sometimes limit our opportunities because of the distances involved. However, as a student who was able to travel abroad, all I can say is that they love us and look forward to welcoming us overseas; there we will find our happiness, energy and vitality. I am grateful to people like Joaquín who continue to expand the borders between countries, who helped me whenever I needed help so I could enjoy the overseas study experience with total peace of mind. Because of that, I was able to go out and find the job of my dreams - parkour teacher - and now I have the chance to return to the islands and give back what was given to me”.
“Hi! My name is Isabel and I am a former student of ICSE. Thanks to this centre, and Joaquín in particular, I had the opportunity to study at York St John University in York, England, to continue my studies there. I have now finished my degree and have the memories of an unforgettable experience that would not have been possible without the efforts and dedication of Joaquín, Head of the International Department at the time and now CEO of Bancy Education. Joaquín provided indispensable assistance to us from day one. He was willing to listen and help us with anything we needed. The enrolment process and paperwork were very easy; I just had to do what they told me step by step and I had absolutely no problems whatsoever with anything. At no time was I made to feel abandoned or alone at times of uncertainty. Quite the opposite, they were always looking out for us and even visited us to make sure everything was going OK. Joaquín always conveyed professionalism and assurance through an informal and confident approach. I would definitely use him and Bancy Education again. I simply cannot express how grateful I am to them”.11