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About Us

Stage-Australia was founded in February 2010 with the goal of offering quality internships in Australia to International students. Since then, it has grown to become a well-rounded company that serves students in every single aspect of fulfilling their dream to go to Australia. Stage-Australia is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and has staff with a variety of cultural backgrounds, including American. In addition, some of our colleagues work mostly from America. One thing all the employees have in common is having had their own, personal experience of living in Australia for an extended period of time. An international experience begins with an international team!

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Andries Bonneur


Andries Bonneur, is the owner of Stage-Global. Andries studied International Business in the US (Minnesota) and lived in Florida and New York City. He is the founder of the company and is driven to have the best placement programs in the US, Australia and Europe. Andries spends a large amount of his time in the US.

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Claudia Santana

Program Manager

Claudia grew up in San Diego, California and graduated with a degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. Claudia developed a career working with higher education, student affairs and international education. She received a Fulbright award in 2013 to teach in the National University in Colombia. She has lived in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and moved to The Netherlands in 2015. She has a strong passion to help students and young professionals obtain an unforgettable experience abroad. 

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Marloes Schavemaker

Program Coordinator

Marloes is Program Coordinator at Stage-Global. Marloes was born in Beverwijk, the Netherlands, and obtained her Bachelor's degree in Public Administration and Organization Science at the VU in Amsterdam. After her Bachelor's, she obtained her Master's degree in Public Relations as a student-athlete at Hofstra University in New York. During her 1,5 years in the USA, her love for the country inspired her to help others obtain a similar experience in the USA. Her favorite city in the USA is New York since there is always something going on and lots to see, while also being able to enjoy a peaceful moment in Central Park.

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Rachel Taylor

Program Manager

Rachel grew up in Maryland, Costa Rica, and South Carolina. She graduated with a degree in Political Science and International Studies from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. During her studies, she held several positions working with students, from coordinating student-led volunteer trips to teaching Spanish conversation courses. Upon graduating, she received a Fulbright award to teach university English in Mexico. Following this, she moved to The Netherlands in 2017 to obtain a Master's Degree in International Development Studies. Pursuing her passion for travel and working with students and young professionals has led her to the Program Manager position at Stage-Global.

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Loukia Giaoutzi

Program Support

Loukia is our Placement Support colleague. Loukia was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and grew up in Germany. During her studies in International Business, Loukia was involved as a member of the student council and in the faculty council and was able to support the needs of her fellow students. Loukia also participated at her University's excursions in South Africa and Russia and completed a semester as an exchange student in Chile. Because of these experiences, she developed the desire to work in an international field and being able to assist students all over the world. Her love and enthusiasm for the US quickly grew during a tour through the west coast. Next to the impressive nature, she became very fond of the locals’ positive mindset and openness towards others. These experiences helped her discover her passion for supporting people around the world in acquiring international experiences.

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Rik Goedhart

Graphic Designer

Rik Goedhart is the Graphic Designer at Stage-Global. He is a big fan of the United States, especially New York City. His enthusiasm for traveling abroad is clearly reflected in his work.

Office The Netherlands:

Herengracht 499
1017 BT Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 20 68 23 026
KvK nummer: 63551535
BTWnummer: NL824098730B01

Office USA:

228 East 45th Street, Suite 9E
New York City, NY 10017
Tel: +1 646 693 7126