PREP, based in Austin, Texas, is a premier education service provider for international students. We are an innovator and a leader specialized in the K-12 study abroad market. Our unique approach to integrate homestay management, scholastic placement, academic counseling, outdoor adventure, and community service helps develop international students to become the next generation of leaders with the character and capacity to impact the world.
PREP continues to grow everyday thanks to the confidence our students and parents have in us.
-Ed Wu, Founder & CEO
PREP provides professional and trustworthy education services to international students so that they can grow in wisdom and stature to become the next generation of leaders with the character and capacity to impact the world.
PREP team loves our students, and we work tirelessly to help them navigate through the most formative years in a foreign country.
Change lives together, one student at a time
We are extremely grateful that we have a team of professionals with a passion for education and love of our children who work tirelessly to provide industry-leading services to our students.
Founder & CEO
Ed has 20+ years of professional management experience including Sales Manager at Procter & Gamble China and Marketing Director at Dell, responsible for the global eCommerce optimization of dell.com. His professional expertise is in digital analytics and he served as a board member of the Digital Analytics Association.
Ed holds a B.A. from Peking University in China and an MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan.
Ed resides in Austin with his wife and they have a daughter and a son – as well as the many children through PREP.
Priscilla joined PREP in 2015 and has been fundamental in establishing a close relationship with our students and parents. She oversees students’ academic and extra-curricular development and serves as the warm-hearted, loving A-Yi in PREP.
Priscilla graduated from Peking University with a degree in Finance and earned an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional expertise is in pricing analysis and strategy. She had significant leadership roles at both P&G China and Dell Global.
Heidi wears many hats at PREP. She evaluates the English fluency and fit of student applicants. She designs and leads the PREP outdoor and community service projects. She also oversees visual designs of PREP publication materials on marketing platforms.
Heidi graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, with a Master’s degree in Education.
Leanne had been an ESL teacher in a public middle school in China for ten years and worked in an international education company in California as an education consultant. Her qualification includes experience in ESL/TEFL lesson plans and curriculum development, classroom management, educational consulting service for international students.
Leanne came to Christ in 2010 and has served in the church, youth group, and YMCA in China since then. She currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband.
Maggie graduated from Gordon College in Boston, MA with a Master of Art in Leadership. She also had a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Psychology from Gorton.
Prior to PREP, Maggie had an internship at Covenant Christian Academy and volunteered at InterVarsity.
Maggie has rich experience in cross-cultural education, mentoring, mental health, tutoring, and leadership development.
PREP started in 2014 when Ed saw this new wave of young students flooding into the United States, he realized this is not only a business opportunity but also a ministry opportunity. “Parachute kids” can get into jail if left all by themselves alone or can grow into next-generation leaders of China with the right support, love, and care.
Since then, PREP has been at the far front of the study abroad industry especially in the K-12 space. We are proud of being the innovator of establishing a homestay model and we are very grateful for all of our partners who choose to work closely with us.
PREP is a non-denominational Christian business, called to share the love of Christ with international students.
We are broadly evangelical, and we accept WEA (World Evangelical Alliance) statement of faith.
Statement of faith
…in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct…
One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…
Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory…
The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit…
The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ…
The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ…
The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; that they are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
As a Christian business, PREP partners with a wide range of Christian schools, churches and families who accept the above statement of faith. We encourage our partners to focus on Jesus Christ when working with our students so that they can have the basic but solid understanding of Salvation and Christian living.
“in essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”
PREP Education International LLC and SIT Education International LLC are two companies owned by Mr. Wu, both doing business as “Premier Education Partners”, or PREP.