WEST 1 Gold Coast

WEST 1 Gold Coast offers full support for students during their study abroad program in Australia. Our educational consultants have lived this experience and will give you many tips, as well as offering the most complete advice during your stay in the city. From the moment you land in Gold Coast with the Welcome to Australia session, with seminars and workshops to help with your day-to-day routine in Australia, to renewing your visa, WEST 1 Gold Coast is your second home in Australia to ensure you have the best experience in Down Under.

WEST 1 Gold Coast
  • Ana Paula Scanavachi

    I love helping people like me who want to enjoy life to the fullest!

    Ana Paula Scanavachi

    Director

    I love helping people like me who want to enjoy life to the fullest!

    Ana Paula Scanavachi

    Director

    Hi, my name is Ana Paula but everyone knows me as Aninha.

    Since I made my first study exchange at age 17, I was sure that I no longer belonged to Brazil. The adventures of living in another country always fascinated me even before I went for my first study abroad program.

    As I said, at the age of 17 I made my first trip, I stayed for 6 months in Vancouver, Canada, studying English. During that time I lived with a Canadian family, which was a wonderful experience. Each day was new learning, which motivated me more and more to be away from my family because although it is not easy, it is very gratifying. It is in those moments that we really realize how much we miss and how much we love.

    When I returned to Brazil, I needed to take care of my future, and I decided to start University, studying Bachelor of International Trade, because studying that I knew that I would continue to have contact with people from all over the world and have opportunities to travel while working. Travelling has always been my focus!

    At 21, I decided to have a break from my studies and embark on another adventure. I was living 3 months in a National park in California, USA, called Yosemite National Park, literally in the middle of the bush. I lived in a hut in the forest and I discovered that being surrounded by other cultures it means we are always learning. The more we discover the unknown, the more fascinating life becomes. That's why I encourage everyone to travel, exchange and enjoy life to the fullest. That's what I've always done and I do until today since I live on the beautiful Gold Coast.

    How did I get to Australia?

    Well at age 23, crazy to leave Brazil again, I decided to go further. I had a friend who at that time was living in Australia and decided to leave everything behind and start another adventure again but this time in Australia ... I studied Business to continue the studies already have started in Brazil and today, with 7 years of Australia and 4 working with interchange, I can affirm that I am super happy.

    I love helping people like me who want to enjoy life to the fullest.

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  • Leticia Scudeler

    This passion for studying abroad makes me dedicate myself even more to my work at WEST 1 as Educational Counsellor!

    Leticia Scudeler

    Manager

    This passion for studying abroad makes me dedicate myself even more to my work at WEST 1 as Educational Counsellor!

    Leticia Scudeler

    Manager

    My name is Leticia and I was born in São Bernardo do Campo and I have a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.

    I did my first study abroad program when I was 16 years old in Toronto - Canada.

    Since then I have fallen in love with the idea of ​​exploring the world, traveling, studying,  and adapting to new cultures.

    In 2012 I decided to do another Exchange to California and in 2013 and 2014 again. In 2015 again I decided that again a want to travel and it was when, after 5 times studying abroad, I decided to "drop" everything I had in Brazil, a job with a promising career, a family that has always supported me in all my decisions and my dear friends to embark on a dream called Australia!

    This passion for studying abroad makes me dedicate myself even more to my work at WEST 1 as Educational Counsellor.

    I would like to tell and encourage the students who arrive with this same passion, to live this incredible and unforgettable experience, give them all the support and be part of their dream!

    Come to WEST 1, come with WEST 1!

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  • Bruna Lassery

    It’s a pleasure to work at WEST 1 and to be able to deal with people from all over the world, who come to pursue the same dream!

    Bruna Lassery

    Public Relations

    It’s a pleasure to work at WEST 1 and to be able to deal with people from all over the world, who come to pursue the same dream!

    Bruna Lassery

    Public Relations

    Hi, my name is Bruna Lassery, I'm from Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, and I've been living on the Gold Coast since March 2017.

    I have worked in several areas in Rio de Janeiro, always focused on communication. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and I am postgraduate in Communication & Marketing. I have worked as a Fashion Producer and Marketing at Animale Group for approximately three years and after a lot of reflection, I have finally decided to turn my biggest dream into reality: the experience of living abroad.

    I have chosen Australia because I visited the country in 2008 and I fell in love with the place, climate, people... Gold Coast feels like home to me as I grew up near the beach. When I arrived in the city I started working as a DJ and thanks to the job I was able to travel to other cities and meet a lot of people.

    I always say to everybody who comes here that besides the English that we eventually come to improve or learn, the personal growth is what I appreciate the most. Without a doubt we become braver and stronger because we exceed our limits daily, learn to value what really matters and see in fact how big the world is and how many possibilities is out there for us. That’s why it’s a pleasure to work at WEST 1 and to be able to deal with people from all over the world, who come to pursue the same dream!

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  • Paula Perez

    It is a great accomplishment to help students to live this dream that was once my own!

    Paula Perez

    Educational Counsellor

    It is a great accomplishment to help students to live this dream that was once my own!

    Paula Perez

    Educational Counsellor

    I am Paula, born and raised in São Paulo and I have the pleasure of been working with tourism since 2001. I graduated in Tourism and Hospitality and travel and to know other cultures and new places was always what most encouraged me to leave Brazil in the first place.

    When we study abroad that we see how much we learn and grow as a person.

    My first international trip was the traditional trip to Disney when I was 15 years old. I went alone and that's when I decided that I wanted to study English because I felt a great difficulty communicating and since then I was sure that this would be the first international trip of many.

    During college, I traveled a lot through Brazil, because I knew that after graduating I would have to focus on my career, to raise money and thus be able to embark on my long dreamed to Australia.

    And it was in 2007 that I decided that 2008 would be the year!

    I came to initially stay 1 year as a student, but many years have passed and here I am, feeling more accomplished than ever.

    I chose Gold Coast because despite loving São Paulo, I never identified with a big city and living near the beach was what I wanted the most.

    I've visited several cities in Australia, all fantastic, but my heart is in Gold and I would not change here for any other place in this world!

    I highly recommend Gold Coast for those who like sports, heat, want to have the quality of life and, besides living near the sea, live close to Brisbane in case the big city longing hit.

    I work as an educational consultant since 2010 and it is a great professional and personal accomplishment to help students realize this dream that was once my own.

    My advice to anyone who wants to venture into the world like me: even if you do not have the money or the conditions to go now, make a plan! It's no use just dreaming without planning. Choose the destination, search the city and make a budget with WEST 1. All this helps a lot when focusing and collect the money needed. Whether if it’s in a few months or a few years, whatever. The important thing is not to give up doing something that could change your life as it has changed mine.

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  • Luciana Midori

    I am happy to be a part of this great family WEST 1 and share all the knowledge!

    Luciana Midori

    Educational Counsellor

    I am happy to be a part of this great family WEST 1 and share all the knowledge!

    Luciana Midori

    Educational Counsellor

    My name is Luciana, I am from Sao Paulo/Brazil and after graduated my Bachelor Degree in Tourism I was working in an Agency for International Student in my home country and always have intention do come to Australia to do my own experience for so many reasons; as improve my English skills, to have a chance to study and work at the same time, for the warm weather and specially living on the beach.

    When my partner decided to take this new journey with me everything was working out to do it.

    After a few months, we got our Student visa granted and we were moving to Australia. We were 23-year-old at the time, recently married and never lived away from our family.

    On the way living abroad, we had many challenges, such as improve our English due my husband berried speak the language, financially to find a job to help us to pay our bills, little travel and expensive and the to know how to manage home sick from our family.

    After all, I am happy to say after 7 years living here, it was the best path I could have taken. We became a better version of ourselves, we have never been without a job and I am working again in the field I love.

    I am happy to be a part of this great family WEST 1 and share all the knowledge I acquire those years at Gold Coast and especially to help the Student reach their goals.

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  • Stephanie Pollier

    Working as an Educational Consultant at WEST 1 allows me to help people to make their dreams come true.

    Stephanie Pollier

    Educational Counsellor

    Working as an Educational Consultant at WEST 1 allows me to help people to make their dreams come true.

    Stephanie Pollier

    Educational Counsellor

    Hi There, 

    My name is Stephanie Hiendlmayer Pollier, I was born in Venezuela, I grew up in Chile, and when I was 15, I moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    I'm a Bachelor in Social Communications (Advertising), and I also have a Diploma in Digital Marketing.

    My career journey has been full of changes and learnings. Before coming to Australia, I only had experience working with Digital Marketing, events, Hotel reception, and sales.

    After three years of Australia, I can say that I'm also a great bartender, waitress, personal care assistant, Uber driver and lots of other things!

    However, Australia thought me what is essential in life, and is not about jobs, titles and money but been a better person every day and help others in their journey.

    Working as an Educational Consultant at WEST 1 allows me to help people to make their dreams come true, and I want to do my best for it.

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WEST 1 Gold Coast operates Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. +61 07 5539-9499

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Accommodation

Accommodation

WEST 1 students always travel with guaranteed accommodation. Whatever your choice, homestay or student residence, WEST 1 works in partnership with companies specializing in student accommodation in Australia.

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Courses

Courses

Representing more than 300 educational institutions, we offer courses for all profiles and objectives: general English, preparation for proficiency tests, technical and college tests and much more.

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Support in Australia

Support in Australia

With 6 offices in Australia, WEST 1 students have all the necessary support for all main day-to-day activities and adaptation issues, as well as support in projects to extend their stay in the country.

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Translation

Translation

It’s often necessary for the student to arrange for the translation of some documents, mainly for applications in graduate and postgraduate programs, or to apply for a visa to Australia. For this, WEST 1 offers certified translation services.

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Transfer

Transfer

With the door-to-door transportation from the airport to your accommodation, knowing that someone will be waiting for you at the arrival gate will help reduce some of the anxiety that’s common upon landing in the destination country.

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Visas

Visas

WEST 1 has a department specialized in visas that will take care of the entire process, thus ensuring safety in your visa application.

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Workshops and Seminars

Workshops and Seminars

From the exchange program planning to pre-departure preparation and during your stay in the destination country, our agencies offer a series of workshops and seminars to assist in all aspects of your trip: planning, pre-boarding, work, migration, visa extension and much more.

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