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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

General 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 Manager

Marloes is Program Manager 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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Sophie Blasek

Program Support

Sophie is an intern at Stage Global. Sophie was born in Bergisch Gladbach in Germany. After graduating from high school, she spent half a year in New York to get to know the country and the people there better. In order to pursue her passion for traveling abroad in the future, she decided to study International Business at Trier University. As part of this degree, she spent a semester abroad in Nice to improve her language skills. After that, she started the internship at Stage Global in Amsterdam.

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Abigail Angay

Regional Coordinator

Abigail was born and raised in the Philippines. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship at Enderun Colleges. She completed two internship programs with Stage-USA, both in Manhattan, New York because it had been a dream of hers to live there. She learned so many things the first year she stayed in the city and it seemed like the experiences were never ending for her! So much so that she went back again for a second time on another internship program. Abigail is now working at Stage-Global from the Philippines, providing local support.

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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.

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Jonas Linke

Regional Coordinator Germany

Jonas grew up in Siegen, close to Cologne, Germany and obtained a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Osnabrueck. Very early on Jonas developed a passion for meeting people of other cultures and speaking foreign languages. This is best illustrated by his social voluntary service in Mexico back in 2009 and his internship in New York City in 2016. He returned various times to Mexico and the US to keep in touch with his international friends and to explore new spots of these wonderful countries. Jonas is Stage-Global's specialist for programs in Germany, and is helping international students to create an incredible and valuable experience abroad.

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Patrick Pittman

Regional Coordinator

Patrick was born and raised in Southern California. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California San Bernardino. Patrick’s passion to help people from around the world grow, by learning new languages and experiencing other cultures, led him to teach English around the world for over 20 years. His 10 years spent living and working in South Korea were truly a life-shaping experience for him. Patrick loves giving back to the international community, whether that be through teaching, helping people have unique internships abroad, or organizing study abroad programs. Patrick’s responsibility with Stage-Global is placing interns and trainees in host companies located on the West Coast of the United States, primarily in California.

Awards & Memberships

Office The Netherlands:

Keizersgracht 127
1015 CJ 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