Global School Exchanges works with schools across the globe to encourage collaboration and partnerships in education, allowing students and educators in different countries to learn from each other, collaborate, innovate and promote global citizenship. 

GSE has enabled thousands of students to step outside of their comfort zone, discover new cultures, enhance their language skills, and enrich the way they look at the world. 

Global School Exchanges is part of Opportunity China Ltd, which has provided international educator recruitment services, school exchanges, UK summer camps and overseas conferences since 2011.

We’re accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) as a Short Course provider. This rigorous accreditation demonstrates operational excellence and programme quality.

Meet the Management Team

Thomas Saunders
Thomas Saunders

Managing Director

Stephanie Day

Director of Operations

Sophie Jones

Director, Europe

Dr. Kasturi Bose

Director, South Asia

Sisi Li

Director, China

Shasha Gu

Director, China

Meet the Management Team

Advisory Board

Our Board of Strategic Advisors ensure that all GSE programmes benefit from the management, innovation and academic oversight of experienced education professionals, including former University Vice-Chancellors, University Professors & School Leaders.

Professor Richard Blackwell

Professor Blackwell contributes 40 years of experience to the education sector, previously holding roles as a University Vice-Chancellor, Interim Principal & Higher Education Consultant.

Professor Eric Chan

Dr Chan has 30 years of experience as an educator & management consultant worldwide. At Regents University, Dr Chan is Director (People), Chartered Fellow, Associate Professor Management, and Course Director, Chartered Management Institute courses.

Dr Chunjia Han

Dr Han is a Senior Lecturer at Birkberk, University of London. His extensive research output contributes to our knowledge on innovation management.

Louise Obi-Drake

L&D & leadership specialist. An award-winning social entrepreneur, educator, and Governor of of a large UK Academy Trust.

Nicholas Elliott

Associate Director with 15+ years of experience in Financial Services, sharing his wealth of experience to provide key strategic business advice to GSE.

Jake Collings
Jake Collings

Senior teacher at a large high school, with over 10 years of experience. He is a qualified Careers Education Practitioner, designing and implementing careers curriculums.

Kim Wilcox

Bringing to GSE over 15 years of HR management experience, Kim is currently Head of Reward Programmes at Homes England.

Sophie Jones

With over 1.5 million social media followers, Teacher Sophie is a well-known English Teacher KOL, publishing informative Business English & Everyday English learning content.

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