Interview with Melissa-Lee Furtado, ANZ Onshore Sales Manager of EC Gold Coast: “Studying abroad, it also gives them the experiences that can change their life forever”.

Melissa-Lee Furtado, ANZ Onshore Sales Manager of EC Gold Coast


Why should a student choose your school?

EC Gold Coast is an amazing school with laidback beach vibe. Our students come here for the lifestyle that the Gold Coast offers: Sun, surf and sand! The teacher and admin staff help create a warm and safe environment for all of our students. This is where friendships are made and life changing experiences take place!


In your opinion, which are the main benefits for a student to study abroad?

Studying abroad not only gives a student the opportunity to rapidly improve their English language skills in a native environment, it also gives them the experiences that can change their life forever.


How do you see the future of language tourism?

This industry will continue to grow and innovate as countries move towards a global community.


What types of courses do you think will be most in demand in the future? 

Pathway courses that will allow a student to transition into further education either in the host country or back home, in addition to providing immigration and employment opportunities around the world.


Name of school

Ec Gold Coast

Country / City

Australia / Gold Coast


The most significant things the school can offer

Modern technology in our classrooms, up-to-date teaching resources, highly skilled staff, research-based methodology, a worldwide partnership with National Geographic Cengage, an interactive student-based learning environment, an Australian beach themed décor throughout the campus, a fun-based extracurricular activity program.

Types of courses taught at the school

General English from beginner to advanced level, IELTS preparation, ESP (English for Specific Purposes), Employment and Conversation Workshops


Attractions in the school’s surroundings and in the city in general

Located in the centre of Surfers Paradise, 3 Minutes from the beach, located in a vibrant tourist city, close to several major theme parks and animal sanctuaries, close to two international airports. Students have the opportunity to learn new sports such as surfing.

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