Win More Enrollments with the Simpled Smart Tours

About Simpled

Simpled is a leading international student recruitment tour company that specializes in organizing exceptional recruitment tours for universities and colleges. With a strong network of high schools and counselors globally, Simpled offers tailored tours that facilitate direct interactions with students and networking with counselors.

Simpled’s comprehensive services include handling all travel logistics, ensuring that participants can focus solely on engaging with potential students, and building meaningful connections. Say goodbye to traditional high school visits and embrace the power of Simpled Smart tours.

Join Simpled on this transformative journey and witness how our innovative approach can revolutionize your institution’s global outreach.

Maximize ROI, Minimize Expenses

High-Quality Planning and Execution

Unmatched Affordability and Flexibility

Targeted Outreach and Networking

The Simpled Story

Simpled lives, breathes and sleeps international student recruitment. Simpled is the creator of smart tours, which is not the industry standard.

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About the Founder

Yasir Ansar, the Director and Founder of Simpled is an award-winning international educator, who worked for several years at different state universities in the U.S. including as an international student support coordinator at a land-grant university. His commitment to diversity & inclusion make him an outstanding advocate for international students. His passion & drive to empower students led to the formation of Simpled.

Yasir Ansar
Founder & Director
Simpled International Education

About Simpled and Gateway

Gateway International and Simpled have partnered to boost your international student recruitment. Gateway’s External Relations team is happy to discuss your enrollment goals and set up a meeting with Simpled

Gateways’s External Relations Team

Robert Medrano

With over 20 years in higher education enrollment management, Rob Medrano held key roles at St. John’s University, Pace University, and IDP. His proficiency spans enrollment strategies, marketing, CRM integration, and forging new International Agent/University agreements. Rob’s tenure reflects adeptness in varied domains crucial to the field, marking a career defined by success and expertise within the sector. Rob has had the opportunity to travel to over 50 countries to forge new relationships. Rob has been an active member of AIRC.

Gateway Service Areas

  • External Relations
  • On-Demand

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is an award-winning collaborative leader with expertise in international strategic visioning and execution to achieve global ambitions for education institutions.

As Director of Graduate and Recruitment and International Partners at Arizona State, he uses his expertise to advance ASU’s global enrollment goals while facilitating deeper engagement with recruitment partners.  As a long-time international educator, he utilizes his expertise to assess programs to identify service enhancements, forge partnerships with faculty and internal stakeholders and leverage strategic relationships. Johnson began working in International Education in 1999, and has worked in study abroad, international student services and international admissions. 

A few words from Simpled clients: 

Ohio Wesleyan University
“The Simpled staff made recruiting students in India very easy. Their organization's passion for international education, expertise in India, and their commitment to ethical student recruitment made the experience very effective in reaching out to high school students. OWU is excited to sign up for the next Simpled Tour.”
Nicole More
Director of International Admission
Ohio Wesleyan University
"The Simpled team worked diligently to connect us with the counselors, principals, students and family members that best fit our college. Their school visits and personalized fairs were very well organized and their customer service is absolutely superb! I highly recommend Simpled recruiting tours to India.”
Beverllyn Vasquez
International Recruitment Manage
Fox Valley Technical College
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"So for any community college out there thinking about diversifying or expanding their own market and their student base, I think Simpled is a great place to start."
Adrienne Hamann
Director of International Programs
Skagit Valley College
From a data standpoint, India make a lot of sense for us Simpled makes it great - they are trusted, familiar faces that make the process comfortable. This allows us to focus on recruiting, which is our endgame.
Reynaldo Cano
International Programs
Alamo Colleges District

Connect with the Gateway Simpled team today to schedule a virtual meeting

Gateway Services

Episode 29: Cultural Lens on U.S. Higher Education: Analyzing International Perceptions of 'Anti-Woke’ Discourse

Dive into a nuanced exploration of the global discourse surrounding higher education in the United States. Join us for a panel discussion with esteemed international educators as we embark on a journey through the lenses of culture and international perspective, examining how global audiences interpret and engage with the ‘anti-woke’ discourse within the context of U.S. higher education. This engaging panel discussion will delve into the intersections of culture, ideology, and education, and the complex landscape of how international audiences perceive the ‘anti-woke’ narrative that has emerged within U.S. academia.

Whether you’re a senior international officer, or simply curious about the diverse viewpoints shaping U.S. higher education, this podcast episode will provide an invaluable space for critical analysis and insightful conversations.

Speaker Biography:

Fanta Aw is a distinguished leader in international education, renowned for her extensive contributions to global learning, cross-cultural understanding, and educational equity. With a deep commitment to fostering connections between diverse cultures and promoting educational excellence, she has significantly impacted the international education community.

Fanta Aw’s career has been characterized by her dedication to advancing global education initiatives, promoting diversity and inclusion, and nurturing partnerships that transcend borders. She has held influential roles in various organizations, advocating for the importance of international collaboration and learning experiences that empower individuals to navigate an increasingly interconnected world.

As a thought leader and visionary, Fanta Aw’s insights and expertise have shaped discussions on the future of international education, emphasizing the significance of equitable access, cultural exchange, and lifelong learning. Her work has not only elevated institutions but has also inspired countless individuals to embrace the transformative power of global education.

Date: September 14th, 2023
Time: 12 noon ET

Sponsored by:

Mark Beirn


An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.

Specialization Areas:

– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development


Stephen Appiah-Padi​


Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.

Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.

At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.

Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.

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Rosa Almoguera


Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.

Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.