Star Awards Gala, London
September 26th, 2017
Alphe UK & Star Awards Gala London, written by Diego Silva (Director of Recruitment)

CLA had the pleasure and honor to be nominated for Best English Language School in North America to win one of the best awards of the travel industry, the Star Travel Award. In the beginning of September, it was time to travel to London to participate in Alphe UK and to go to the Star Awards Gala.

We were able to meet a lot of wonderful new agencies and also got a chance to catch up with our current partners, to update them on our 2018 programs and materials, which was a big pleasure! Sharing our philosophy and seeing the sparkle in agents’ eyes when we speak about what makes CLA different, makes us proud and we couldn’t be more excited to work with all of them to help more and more students to achieve their academic and personal goals!

Ari Olgun, Co-Founder and CFO
“It was an honor to be nominated among the best in our category. There were thousands of agents and educators there and it was a remarkable experience to walk the red carpet and be honored in front of so many people. It was an incredible experience that we will never forget.”

Alissa Olgun, Co-Founder and COO
“The Star Awards Gala was a fantastic experience and it was so fun to walk down the red carpet!  We were very excited to be sitting with winners and had the opportunity to meet such amazing people!“

The workshop was great and we learned a lot, but then it was time to suit up and go to the Gala Dinner, which was marvelous! I can say that it was one of the best nights of my life and I am proud of being part of this great family, called CLA! After Alphe I spent some days travelling with our CFO and one of my best friends, Ari Olgun, to explore London, Brighton, Windsor, Bath and one of the seven wonders, Stonehenge! I already miss my time in London, but I can’t wait to start to work with the new agencies that we met there and to receive more and more amazing and excited students in Los Angeles and San Diego!! See you all soon, yours Diego!