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Professional Education Programs Abroad facilitates quality, diverse, customised faculty led education programs to the Pacific region. We offer a holistic approach to our program development by providing comprehensive study tour packages that bring together the key elements essential for a successful and engaging program.

Who We Are | Professional Education Programs Abroad


PEPA is an Australian owned Education Business with over 50+ years of combined International Education and Tourism experience. We are passionate about offering an all-encompassing, professional short term experience to international students and faculty. We take care of the logistical challenges of organising complex itineraries to better enable educational institutions and staff to fully focus on their areas of expertise.


Amy Parker - Director | Professional Education Programs Abroad
Amy Parker

Founder and Director
Academic Development Specialist

Amy has worked in the International Education field for 20+ years in both the government and private sectors. She has extensive experience within the Education industry in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and throughout the Asia Pacific.

Brett Eldershaw - Tourism Specialist | Professional Education Programs Abroad
Brett Eldershaw

Founder & Director
Travel & Tourism Specialist

Brett has worked in the Tourism industry for 25+ years having owned and run his own travel businesses. He is dedicated to helping young people learn and connect through travel.


Professional Education Programs Abroad (PEPA) enjoys working with university groups and faculty leaders to create engaging short-course programs. As a dedicated Education & Tourism company, PEPA can offer an all-encompassing program that includes Education, Airfares, Accommodation and Tourism activities throughout the Pacific region.

PEPA is currently offering Australian Cultural Immersion Programs to the Australian Outback and the Great Barrier Reef, Customised programs to Australia & New Zealand as well as Paid Internship programs. Our Customised faculty led programs and short courses cater to individual educational institutions, with each program being tailored to your specific needs. We can help you design and develop an engaging program that not only meets a high academic standard, but also provides your participants with an opportunity to experience the best of the Pacific Region’s rich and diverse culture. Our Internship programs are available from 5 to 6 months and include paid placements for Hospitality Students and partially paid placements for Event Management & Marketing students. Please download our brochures below for more information.

PEPA offers the following inclusions for all our programs:

  • Support staff (Australia, New Zealand and USA) available 24/7
  • Program Development as part of academic framework
  • Pre-Departure and/or Arrival Orientations
  • Public liability insurance coverage
  • Exciting locations such at Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Pacific
  • We can secure all classrooms, lecturers, site visits, accommodation, airfares, tours, meals and much more as part of your program itinerary


Professional Education Programs Abroad (PEPA) prides ourselves on providing the best possible customer service to University Faculty and Staff. PEPA understands the complex nature of organising short term programs to another country and supports each individual programs needs from development to completion. We value our strong faculty relationships and always try to exceed the expectations of our customers.

Frederick DeMicco - Aramark Chair Emeritus | Professional Education Programs Abroad
Frederick DeMicco, Ph.D., RDN, Professor
School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Northern Arizona University

“I have worked with Amy Parker for over a decade now on our study abroad trips to Sydney and the surrounding areas of Australia.

Our trips have always been well arranged, carried out and the student tours and transportation have all gone as planned.  Our students have really enjoyed the trips that I have planned together with Amy.  We have had very good success over our many years working together.”

Sherri Henry - Associate Director | Professional Education Programs Abroad
Sherri Henry
Associate Director
Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

I met Amy in 2006 and have worked with her ever since. Amy Parker is truly a valued partner in the planning and implementation of Education Abroad experiences.

Amy is a woman of integrity who goes out of her way to deliver high quality service. Amy is an experienced world traveller and is knowledgeable about education abroad from searching for the right experience to unpacking and understanding the experience after students return home.

Amy goes the extra mile to serve. She assists students in numerous academic and personal situations, she is service-oriented, knowledgeable, friendly and kind. I recommend Amy Parker’s services to any student, parent, college or university looking for reliable education abroad services.

Brian Miller updated
Brian Miller
Associate Professor and Study Abroad Faculty Director Department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management
Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware

As the leader of many Study abroad programs, I have had the privilege of taking numerous students to many of the destinations down under that PEPA offers during the month of January. This is all thanks to the outstanding partnership we have formed with Amy and the team at PEPA. I have brought students from the USA for over 10 programs and from the moment we began collaborating, their commitment to providing high-quality educational experiences has consistently exceeded our expectations.

I am confident that any student, institution, or organization partnering with PEPA for an educational study abroad program in Australia, New Zealand, or the Pacific Rim will be in capable hands. Their commitment to excellence, cultural sensitivity, and educational innovation makes them an invaluable resource in the field of international education.


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29 Carlyle Ave
Bathurst, NSW 2795
Phone: +61 452-066-266

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