Meet Our Team

Akiko Edani
Akiko EdaniManaging Director

Akiko Edani came to Australia in 1995 as a student and in 1997 started working as an inbound company manager taking care of VIP clients from overseas and was also arranging study group and individual study tours.

She established the education agency named, I.S.E. International Student Education commenced trading in May, 2001 with Australian business partner, Mr Steven Berry. From her experience of studying abroad she determined there was a place in the market for a quality study abroad agency, and so the Company was created. 

We are an established and successful study abroad agency with offices in Perth Western, Australia, and enjoys a high profile within the international student community. She registered her company with with Australian Securities and Investments Commission as Work Study Pty Ltd in 2006.

Since inception, Work Study Pty Ltd has experienced consistent year on year growth. Consequently, she established a branch in Pokhara, Nepal in 2015, in order to offer a service to students living Nepal and she is also contributing her time to improve their education and economy growth.

Edwin Cheung
Edwin CheungSenior Consultant


I experienced the multicultural and enjoying nature’s lifestyle during my first two years working holiday in Australia. I also chose to further my study in Australia so that I can pursue a better future and career development.


I was once feeling lost and puzzled when I had to figure out my study plan. I also had some difficult times during my studies that I had no clues to handle them. Luckily, I met a consultant who could provide professional advices and solutions to me. I realised that guidance is crucial when we are exploring the world. Hence, I decided to become a professional consultant, together with my personal experiences and professional knowledge, to help the new arrivals by providing suitable and immediate advices.


I take every client as a friend and build up a long term relationship. By hoping that each of you can be well settled in the new environment and can be helped in difficult times, you can enjoy the study and life in Australia. I promise that I would listen to your needs patiently so that I can offer the best services and professional advices to you.


As your consultant, seeing you having improvement in English, obtaining professional qualification or even granting the PR visas, would be the greatest joy and satisfaction in my career. It is also my honour to share one of your life events and happy moments.

Sandra Chen
Sandra ChenSenior Consultant

Hi there, my name is Sandra, if you have any problem with choosing school, application, courses, I am here to help. I understand your feeling completely, as I was an international student myself. I went through language course, high school, diploma study and higher education in Australia. I know the difficulties students would go through.

Being an education consultant, I can help you, as a previous international student, I can feel you. Let me use my professional knowledge and characteristic experience to give you a hand. You can rest from all the complicated paper work and enjoy your student life while I will keep your case in mind.

Don’t wait, contact me or come and talk to me today!



Lucy Nguyen
Lucy NguyenSenior Consultant

Lucy has 7 years experience as an education consultant working in Vietnam. She knows the industry inside and out and fully understands each step of the process. She has completed an MBA from Edith Cowan University in Australia and has first hand experience obtaining student visas. She frequently travels to Vietnam and is up-to-date on the challenges Vietnamese students face when wanting to study in Autralia. Because Lucy has been an international student and has so many years working in the industry she fully understands every aspect of international student education.

Josh Bumcrot
Josh BumcrotSenior Consultant
Josh grew up in the United States with family in South America. He is fluent in English and Spanish and can also communicate in Portuguese. He currently lives in Perth, Western Australia and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire in the United States. He will also be pursuing a MBA at Curtin University in February 2017.

Because Josh studied abroad in Argentina and will be studying here in Australia he has first hand experience of what it’s like to be an international student. He understands that obtaining a student visa and choosing which school to enroll in can be complicated, and that’s why he’s here to help. He primarily represents students from South America, Spain and Italy but is able to assist virtually any student in obtaining a visa and enrolling in courses. Josh can share his own experiences being and international student and the challenges it brings to those interested in studying in Australia. 

Josh es de Los Estados Unidos, pero tiene mucha familia en Sud America. El habla Ingles y Espanol y puede communicar en Portuguese tambien. Ahora, vive en Perth, Australia y tiene uncarrera de psicologia. El va a estudiar un MBA aca en Australia en Febrero de 2017. 

Porque Josh estudio en Argentina y va a estudiar en Australia tiene mucha experiencia sobre el processo de estudiantes internacionales. Entiende que es muy dificil para obtener y postular una visa y eligir cual cursos y escuelas. El trabaja con estudiantes de Sud America y Espana y Italia pero puede ayudar alguien que necesita. Josh puede ayudar estudiantes con su experiencia y responder a todos las dudas sobre educacion en Australia.