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Since our beginnings in Santiago in 2005, we have been offering universities around the world rich academic content, seamless logistics and unforgettable travel experiences in destinations through Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

Our Story

Since our beginings in Santiago in 2005, we have been offering universities around the world rich academic content, seamless logistics and unforgettable travel experiences in destinations through Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

Learn more about our company history

2005

Chile

AUSTRAL GROUP IS BORN

Austral Education Group was founded in Santiago, Chile

2006

Open an office in
Buenos Aires, Argentina

2007

Brasil

 

Began operations in Brazil

2008

Started running
academic trips in Peru

2009

Ran our first business
consulting program

2010

 

 

Added Colombia and Uruguay to
the countries we visit

2011

 

First academic travel trip to Panama, the
supply chain capital of Latin America

2014

We opened our first office in the
United States, in Berkley, California

2015

Operated our first cultural and study trips
to Cuba and Ecuador.

Received an IATA accreditation.

Added 2 USA destinations, running
programs in New York City and Seattle.

2016

 

 

 

New Latin America
destinations added:
Mexico and Costa Rica.

2018

Created a department dedicated to
Experiential Learning

Began offering online
business meetings

2019

 

 

Hosted our first groups on the ground
in Europe, in Spain and Portugal.

2020

Delivered 83 Consulting Projects and
67 Business Challenges for Corporate Partners

Launch our Education Projects Platform:
Learning.theaustralgroup.com

2021

 

 

 

Travel programs reactivated in selected
destinations in Europe, United States and Latam.

chispon
2005

Chile

AUSTRAL GROUP IS BORN

Austral Education Group was founded in Santiago, Chile

2006_bis

Open an office in
Buenos Aires, Argentina

2007

Brasil

Began operations in Brazil

2008_bis

Started runningacademic trips in Peru

2009

 

Ran our first business
consulting program

2010_bis

Added Colombia and Uruguay to
the countries we visit

2011

 First academic travel trip to Panama, the supply chain capital of Latin America

2014_bis

We opened our first office in the
United States, in Berkley, California

2015

Operated our first cultural and study trips to Cuba and Ecuador.

Received an IATA accreditation.

Added 2 USA destinations, running programs in New York City and Seattle.

2016_bis

New Latin America
destinations added:
Mexico and Costa Rica.

2018

Created a department dedicated to
Experiential Learning

Began offering online business meetings

2019_bis

Hosted our first groups on the ground in Europe, in Spain and Portugal.

2020

Delivered 83 Consulting Projects and
67 Business Challenges for Corporate Partners

Launch our Education Projects Platform:
Learning.theaustralgroup.com

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Travel programs reactivated in selected destinations in Europe, United States and Latam.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“It is without a moment of hesitation that I highly recommend the exceptional business practices and expertise of Austral and its country managers who were very professional, well-connected and diligent about supporting SJU’s nine business meetings, as well as some of the very best hotel arrangements and group dining experiences possible in both Bogota and Panama. If I would provide a “score” for this trip and 10 was the highest rating, I would give this trip an 11. Austral Group, working in collaboration with my office and with SJU faculty,  contributed inordinately to such a successful outcome.” 

Terese Wallack Waldron, Director, Executive MBA

St. Joseph’s University

“I want to thank Austral Group for their help in organizing and executing a fabulous trip to Peru. This is my sixth year in working with the Austral Group and they have yet to disappoint. Their professionalism, people, and planning are first class and I look for to working with them for our 2015 trip.”

DeWayne Searcy, College of Business

Auburn University