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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 15 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 than 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


Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English Luis has extensive experience living and working in Australia for over 16 years. As the original Founder he is now taking a step back to allow his team members to take a more active role in student consultations and business activities.

Kathryn Scott

Marketing & Communications

Kathryn is originally from New Zealand and one of our founding team members. She is responsible for growing the brand and marketing strategies, and communication with our education providers.

Katalina Riveros

Student Advisor

Kata was born in Chile and has lived in Australia since 2017. As one of our top student advisors, she is a very social team member, who loves helping students choose the best course according to their goals, priorities and passions.

Florencia Calderón

Cachai Australia Podcast Host

Flo originally from Chile enjoys spending time in nature, exploring new places to rock climb, and living healthy. She Co-Hosts the podcast ‘Cachai Australia’, bringing laughter and insights about living in Australia as an immigrant.

Abraham Barahona

Cachai Australia Podcast Host

Abraham originally from  Chile, has lived and worked in Australia since 2016. A keen surfer, who loves to explore Australia’s coast and connect with the locals. Abraham Co-Hosts the podcast ‘Cachai Australia’ sharing knowledge about the Australian Culture and living and studying abroad.

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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Become a blog contributor!

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 info@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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When you choose Puravida Study as your educational advisor you will receive
a personalised service, from start to finish!

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