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               World College Australia


                                            English Study Tour and Summer Camp Programs

Our Study Tour Coordinators

Principal’s Message:

To students, teachers, principals and parents, thankyou for taking the time to find out more. Our study tours are all about the student. They are designed to help their English but also their confidence with English, leadership and self confidence. Our study tours are life changing for many. The staff here are wonderful teachers but they are also lovely people who have lived full lives teaching and travelling around the world and raising families at the same time. Our programs are full of wonderful experiences supported by great staff with a real focus on getting quality outcomes for students.
Our programs are about giving your students more choices more often and helping them to be more happy, more often.
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Peter Russell

World College Australia/ High School Study Tours Australia
MTESOL, MTeach (high school), BA, BSC; University of Melbourne

Sam Gesthuizen: English Program Manager

Sam has over 10 years experience teaching ESL and working with international students in Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia and speaks Indonesian.  She is an experienced high school and ESL teacher and the students love her.  She is a high energy, fun loving, wonderful teacher who we are privileged to have as one of our team leaders. 
B.A. (Languages and linguistics), CELTA, Acc. IELTS Trainer, Cert IV TAA

Ruth Pollock: Team Leader Country English
Ruth has 25 years TESOL and EFL teachin from beginners to university entrance.  She has had international students study and live at her house in Mount Beauty over a number of years.  She loves introducing you to Australian culture, enjoys teaching and is a wonderful person to show you around the beautiful (sometimes snow capped mountains) around Mt Beauty.  We are lucky to have her as part of our team, Students instantly feel comfortable with Ruth and her warm and friendly teaching approach
Diploma of Teach, B.A. (Social. Science.), Grad Dip ESL

Rohan Burch: Group Manager

Rohan has worked with international students for over 10 years.  He ia an experienced ESL teacher in Australia and Japan and is one of Australia's leading tour guides for international students.  He has travelled widely across the world and speaks Japanese.  He is a great communicator with the students and we are fortunate to have him as a team leaders. 

Peter Russell: Principal

Peter brings 15 years experience of working with international students in a variety of roles.  He is a leader in student leadership, student empowerment and community based learning.  He has pioneered 5-7 day leadership programs and weekly out of class cultural and learning experiences.  He has extensive experience in working with international student study tours.
Master of Teaching, Master of TESOL, BSC, BA,CELTA