In-country staff, infrastructure and expertise to help your university succeed in international education markets.

Program Office

We work with you to hire and deploy qualified local staff to accomplish your recruitment and partnership plans. While your program office team will be fully dedicated to you, they will also be locally supervised and legally employed by Grok. Both you and your team will have access to Grok’s unique support framework of expertise and services.


Digital Marketing

Use Grok’s marketing services to determine your global messaging, build your global brand through campaigns and digital tactics, and engage key audiences around the world via social media.


Research & Advisory

Access industry-leading market intelligence; desk and field research; competitive analysis; roadmap development; partner identification and due diligence; and consulting.


Global Hub

Institutions that want an independent branded presence can establish global gateway hubs, operated safely, cost-effectively and efficiently by Grok.


Institutional Partnerships

Work with Grok’s executive team to develop the right kind of collaboration with the right partner. Grok helps its clients to develop appropriate and successful academic partnerships, recruitment linkages, research collaborations and branch campuses.


Schools Community

Designed to address how to successfully build long-term meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and overseas high schools – while driving higher education enrolment.


A safe foundation for your international engagement

Institutions need advisory and execution support from established, reliable partners.

International engagement is complex enough without having to be concerned about the depth of experience, reputation, and stability of your partners, and about the legal and administrative complications of operating business entities in multiple geographies.

You can rest assured that you’re working with a longstanding and reputable partner.

A US-based corporation founded in 2005, we have over fifteen years of uninterrupted growth. We operate under a familiar legal framework and comply with global standards.

As a professional services firm, exclusively focused on international education, we have collaborated with over 120 education institutions, ranging from small or specialized institutions to major research universities. This gives you access to our collective learning from over 450 client projects.

The flexibility you need to respond to change

The world is changing at lightning speed. Your response to changing circumstances needs to be effective and fast.

The world is facing increasingly rapid geopolitical, economic, and demographic changes that can impact your institution’s international engagement.

When you work with Grok, your investments are never locked into one market or one approach. We provide local expertise and resources in a multitude of countries and regions, as well as an eco-system of strategic partners in key markets around the world.

With our model, you will be able to develop deeply informed responses to changing circumstances, and quickly shift your investments accordingly.

Why Choose Us?

“The Canadian International School (Vietnam) was pleased to host a parent seminar presented by the Grok Community on “Financing Your Child’s University Education”. Reflecting our students’ most common country destinations, our parents learned more about understanding how to plan for their child’s university investment in Canada, the USA and Australia. The presentation was the most well attended of all parent seminars this year at the school. We look forward to a continued partnership with the Grok Schools Community in order to further support our students and families in making these important decisions.”

Melissa O'Leary, Secondary Guidance Counsellor, Canadian International School

Why Choose Us?

“Both China and New Zealand have been going through significant reforms in the vocational education sector. To fully understand the opportunities for New Zealand TVET providers, in 2020, Education New Zealand commissioned Grok to undertake market research in the Greater China region. The project was extensive, and we were glad to see such an informative and professionally prepared report with valuable insights, and presentations to ENZ and our key stakeholders. This project has helped create positive and engaging conversations across different departments in New Zealand in order to form a more strategic approach with governments, institutions, and enterprises in China. We enjoyed working with Grok, as their team are professional, knowledgable, and are really nice to work with.”

Miranda Herbert, Director Greater China, Education New Zealand

Why Choose Us?

“Lakehead has been working with Grok for over eight years and has grown our partnership to include representation across Asia. Grok sits in the middle giving Lakehead the support and guidance we need so we can directly manage our team’s activities. We like that approach and it has worked well for us.”

James Aldridge, Vice Provost, International at Lakehead University

Why Choose Us?

“The Grok team undertook a key in-country competitor analysis helping to better ensure the University was well informed in developing its business plan and importantly also in its negotiations. Grok helped to develop the assignment and then delivered on-time and with all of the information requested. Grok’s a great organisation to work with, intelligent, well-informed and on the ground. I’d highly recommend Grok.”

Vincenzo Raimo, was the Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at the University of Reading

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