Online Learning Platform upGrad Partners with Housing Specialist Casita

UpGrad, a leader in online learning, has teamed up with Casita, a marketplace for student housing, to provide student housing alternatives on the tech platform.

Through the relationship, upGrad will be able to suggest Casita’s service to students in an effort to simplify the student journey.

According to Jerry Czub, upGrad Abroad’s vice president of University Partnerships – North America, this relationship gives students the ability to find housing regardless of the partner institution they choose to attend after completing their program with upgrad.

Leigh Pulford, director, and co-founder of Casita, noted that both organizations are experiencing “phenomenal global expansion” at the time of the alliance.

In more than 60 countries by 2020, Casita will have more than 1 million rooms available for students.

No matter where they are studying, the new alliance guarantees that upGrad students may take advantage of the greatest customer experience when reserving a hotel overseas, according to Pulford.

UpGrad has offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, the Middle East, India, Singapore, and Vietnam and has currently touched more than two million students in 100 different countries. The service has previously stated that the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and Germany are key geographies for upGrad students.

Arjun Mohan, the CEO of upGrad, resigned in December despite the edtech sector seeing expanding losses and being valued at more than $2 billion last year, according to Reuters on January 10.

In the eight months leading up to March 2022, upGrad Abroad, the company’s international education business, reported enrolling 1,500 students and onboarding 18 partner universities.

By the end of 2023, it set a goal of enrolling more than 25,000 students and reaching a $130 million annual revenue run rate.

Ankur Dhawan, president of upGrad, stated at the time that the capacity to provide online courses as a starting point before students transition to on-campus learning would “exponentially” open up the study abroad market.