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Our Story

The Puravida adventure began in Australia in 2007 when Brazilian born Chilean Luis travelled to Australia in search of the West Coast waves he had seen in surf magazines and videos for years. Since arriving he has spent over 13 years studying, working, travelling and surfing in both the West and East Coasts of Australia.

After gaining the first-hand experience of living and studying in Australia, Luis soon found himself offering advice to others who also wished to travel to Australia.

Before launching Puravida Study in 2016, he worked for more 6 years in the International Student industry as an Education Consultant for 2 Agencies, and as a Business Development Manager for 2 colleges. He opened Puravida Study to provide transparent advice and personalised service to each prospective student according to their desires, plans and budget. With a deep knowledge of the industry Luis has grown the team to include members who are all passionate about living, studying and working in Australia.

Our Team

Since launching in 2016 the Puravida Study Team has expanded to include staff members from Australia, Brazil, Chile and Argentina who have all experienced the journey of travelling, studying and working abroad, and are keen to share their experience and help others forge their own adventure. Get in contact with us and we will help you plan your journey to Australia!

Luis Ulloa Llanos

Director & Student Advisor

Chilean born in Brazil, living and working in Australia for more than 14 years. After falling in love with surfing, Australian lifestyle,( and his wife), he decided to stay living in Australia and help others achieve the same dreams.

Kathryn Scott

Brand & Marketing Director

Kathryn is a Kiwi who fell in love with Australia 10 years ago. She helped Luis found Puravida Study, and has been responsible for growing the brand and marketing strategy. She leads the communications and marketing team.

Josefina Delas

Strategy & Marketing

Argentinian that lives and studies in Sydney. Passionate about traveling and sustainability issues. She arrived for the first time with a W&H visa and has traveled since then all over Australia. While doing her master’s studies, she leads the marketing and strategy projects.

Chechi Saavedra Peralta

Student Advisor

Chilean born in Brazil, Australian citizen since 2015. After travelling around NZ and Australia for 3 years, she fell in love with the Australian lifestyle and has been living and working here for 10 years. She loves biking, hiking, enjoy nature, the beach or any outdoor activities/sports. She is passionate about helping students follow their goals, and achieving their dreams of travelling and discovering Australian nature!

Diego Valdes

Student Advisor

Chilean living in Sydney, passionate about computers and IT development. He is an exceptional student in Information Technology, and computers are one of his main hobbies! His favourite movie is “Megamind”, and he is the best in helping students to study and work in Australia.

Isabel Corral

Designer and Social Media Manager

She is our Chilean graphic designer, the one providing all the visual and content material in the hands of our students. She has been studying and working in Australia for the last 5 years, enjoying living by the beach and having the best coffee in the area.

Georgia Carajeleascov

Content and Social Media Manager

Born in Brazil, she has lived in Australia and Chile. Now she helps the team from her born country, providing exceptional content about Australia and the life of students here. She writes and gives the best tips for students, as she has already been one in Aussie land!

Abraham Barahona

Student Advisor & Marketing Specialist

He was born in Chile, lives and works in Australia since 2016. After obtaining a W&H visa, he decided to expand his studies in the country by taking various courses related to entrepreneurship, leadership and marketing in Sydney. Always keen on surfing, roadtrips and connecting others with the Australian lifestyle.

Florencia Calderón

Student Advisor & Content Manager

Chilean lover of sports, travel, healthy living and cooking. She lives in Australia since 2019 and after finishing her W&H she began to deepen her Marketing knowledge studying a diploma. She enjoys sharing with her friends, spending time in nature, or exploring new places to climb.

We are Hiring!

Student Advisors

If you have experience of studying and living in Australia and are keen to share that knowledge with new students, get in touch to become a Student Advisor!

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Do you like to write? Have you travelled, studied or lived in Australia? We invite you to join our team of Blog contributors.

If you are interested in writing your adventures or experiences in Australia for our blog contact us at josefina@puravidastudy.com.au

Our Partners

Study for Life

We offer services to our Brazilian partner agency Study for Life. Primarily located in Brazil, Study for Life specialises in helping Brazilian students with their visas courses, accommodation, flight tickets, and much more. We work closely with them to receive their students in Australia, by assisting in airport pickups, orientation of bank accounts etc and any other ongoing questions that their students may have once they arrive in Australia.

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Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders is a bespoke Immigration Law Practice firm experienced in helping immigrants navigate through the maze of Immigration Law. Puravida Study is proud to partner with Crossing Borders, for situations where our students are looking to further their stay in Australia and are eligible to consider longer term migration options.

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Compassion Australia

Compassion Australia is an international Christian charity & child development organisation, passionate about releasing children from poverty through educational and community programs. With a shared passion for education, We are dedicated in donating a percentage of our profits to sponsoring children in South America to provide them with education opportunites in their region.

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