BOSSA & COSSA are China's distinctive associations for the professional practice of Chinese student recruitment. They are membership-based organizations made up of study abroad agencies, education agents and institutions. BOSSA, The Beijing Overseas Study Service Association, was founded in 2004 in affiliation with Chinese governmental authorities. Now BOSSA has grown to 150+ agency members in Beijing and throughout greater China.
BOSSA initially served Beijing-based education agencies, and in 2012 added another entity to cover China's other provinces, a now 40 member-agency nationwide association known as COSSA, the China Overseas Study Service Alliance.
BOSSA' s purpose is to train, guide, and evaluate education agencies according to both governmental policies and internationalized industry standards. BOSSA & COSSA agency members account for a majority of all outbound Chinese student exchanges in the world.
Additional departments under BOSSA
The BOSSA International Members Association assists foreign institutions and education service providers with their marketing, student recruitment and business needs in China. The CEAC (China Education Agent Course) professional training diploma program and the BOSSA Authentication Center, which verifies student documents with the Ministry of Education.