SKOPE is a Toronto based educational travel agency which stands out in the market by being the only agency to offer its programs in professional areas such as engineering, architecture, medicine, business, culinary and law. It is also one of the few agencies with its own teams abroad, working to ensure your safety and enjoyment before and during your trip.
SKOPE is the end result of 30 years of experience and love for educational travel and brings in its genetic code the ethics and respect that are typically Canadian.
Allow personal and professional improvement of human kind through education and the understanding of foreign cultures and languages.
Knowledge is key for a better and more developed world, which can be achieved through educational travel.
Our core value is our customer's full satisfaction in every stage of their trip.
SKOPE's history starts at a time when exchange programs were as rare as they were expensive. That's when Magno Barros, founder of SKOPE, started to search for opportunities to travel and study abroad. At age 16, Magno brought to his city an exchange program previously available in large cities only, allowing for other students to follow his steps and travel abroad in the following years.
After his exchange program in the US and already determined to help other youth to study abroad, Magno helps to start a volunteer club acting as president and governor. At a time before internet, when access to information was more difficult, he helped students coming to Brazil and those going abroad.
He continues interested in travel and decides to go abroad again to further his studies. This time, he is granted a prestigious scholarship for the computer sciences program at the University of Guelph, one of the best in Canada. This is the period his ties to Canada grow stronger and would lead to his immigration to that country years later.
His passion for travel finally becomes a full time job and Magno starts promoting international exchange programs, guiding students before and during their trips. At the same time, he starts exploring other forms of travel and back packs in Europe, Africa and South America for months at a time. At age of 26, he had visited more than 30 countries.
That year, Magno opens a language school offering programs in English and French and promoting the culture of Canada. The school offers an innovative methodology which mimics the natural process of language acquisition and writing and reading are introduced later in the process. Simultaneously he offers educational trips to Canada, US and Australia.
Magno becomes the Marketing Manager for the University of London, Queen Mary, offering guidance to international students interested in graduate, doctorate and PhD programs in one of the world's best Universities. He also starts and exchange program allowing English students to visit Brazil and get experience in social projects with less privileged communities in Rio.
SKOPE is officially registerd in Ontario, Canada and starts to operate under SKOPE Educational Travel, hosting groups from Brazil from an early start, signaling the amazing growth it would go through in the coming years. From the beginning its programs were designed to offer student the opportunity to learn about their areas of professional and academic interest.
SKOPE opens its first office outside of Canada, offering guidance and support to its Brazilian clients. Gabriel Ribeiro leads the Brazilian team after having lived and studied in Toronto and Vancouver. The Brazilian office begins to offer online and face to face advice and to support and grow corporate and educational partnerships.
With the increase of demand for SKOPE programs in Spain and other Latin American countries, SKOPE opens its office in Colombia, working with spanish speaking students, professionals, Universities and organizations. The Colombian team is expanding and filling the gap for quality support in Latin America.
The Brazilian team expands with the addition of new advisors, at the same time that new and important partnerships are developed with professional associations in the fields of business admnistration, architecture, engineering and many branches of IEL/Federation of Industries.
SKOPE comes from "scope", which defines the limit of our perception and represents our strong opinion that education and travel widens our scope, our world view, expanding horizons and collaborating for a world with lesser borders. The red and white colours represent the company's origins, founded and based in Canada. The paper plane, made from a student's notebook represents the academic aspect of our programs but also the upwards trajectory we wish for our clients. Finally, the line slightly curved mirrors a smile and our happiness in doing what we love the most: travel, study, live.
High School programs are offered to youth, ages 12 to 17.
Students and professionals looking forward to improving their language skills and learn about their profession abroad.
College and University programs abroad
Professionals and entrepreneurs wanting to improve language skills, network and explore other countries
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Be part of a team that's passionate about traveling and is pleased to help our customers to organize amazing educational trips. We look for professionals who have had experience abroad, pay attention to detail, are able to work in a team environment and have excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to listen and help clients to identify their needs is a key skill. Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through the button below.I want to join SKOPE's team
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