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Who we are

Hotcourses Abroad is all about helping international students realise their study abroad dreams. We’re here for everything from initial research through to application. Our tailored advice, guidance and unrivalled search tools mean students get the best chance of finding their perfect course.

Finding what you need as an international student is easy with more than 2,700 institutions and over 250,000 courses to explore. There’s also the latest student news, prospectuses, and student reviews. It’s the perfect way to develop your study abroad plans.

We’re one of 10 sites at IDP Connect serving international students. We’ve got teams based across the globe from London to Chennai, and Sydney to Boston. Not only are we an IELTS partner, but IDP Connect is home to some standout student websites like Whatuni and The Complete University Guide . Students are at the heart of everything we do.

The Team


Madhan Kumar
Senior Product Manager

Madhan looks after the product strategy ensuring our products delight students and meet their needs.


Oliver Quinn-Palmer
Associate Head of Client Partnerships UK International

Oliver helps our university partners grow and diversify student recruitment objectives through marketing, recruitment and data solutions.

Laura Holmes
Head of Client Partnerships (United States)

Laura manages the site’s operations, clients and partners in the United States.

Christine Wach
Director of Client Partnerships (Canada)

Christine takes care of the site’s strategic partnerships and clients in Canada.


Hien Bach
Regional Digital Marketing Director

Hien manages marketing, performance and content across the Hotcourses International portfolio.

Joyce Pattawansorn
Senior Digital Marketing Manager

Joyce takes care of all the marketing strategy for Hotcourses Abroad.


Content Director

James looks after content on Hotcourses Abroad and Hotcourses International.

Content Manager

Liz manages, writes and develops content for Hotcourses Abroad and social media.

Content Executive

Liam writes and develops content for Hotcourses Abroad and social media.