Katie Fang is the definition of cosmopolitan. The founder of school aggregation website SchooLinks left her hometown in China at age 12 and has since studied in four different countries. However, the lack of resources available to international students complicated her school selection process.
Fang’s struggles inspired her to found SchooLinks, a school search resource geared towards international students. International applicants to Western schools often rely on expensive—and occasionally fraudulent—consultants in order to identify appropriate targets.
SchooLinks aims to simplify the school selection process by aggregating information on thousands of universities, high schools and language schools. Prospective applicants can browse and compare user reviews and various statistical indicators, which are converted into an overall evaluation of each school. In an era of globalized education, Fang hopes that SchooLinks can help international students find schools that fit their needs.
The young entrepreneur recently took time to answer questions from Founder’s Guide.