I am Olga Fuentes-Astorga and I am the International Director for Marlborough Girls’ College. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary Education) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Professional Development. As the International Director of Marlborough Girls College, I oversee our international student’s educational program, provide support, and help them to navigate their experience in our school and community.
Originally from Chile, I have worked in TESOL for over 30 years. As part of my training I studied at Irvine University, California USA, and in London, England. Since arriving in NZ in 2007, I have worked privately teaching English primarily to adults, skilled migrants and backpackers from different parts of the world.
While working as a TESOL in Chile, I became involved with the local chapter of AFS and presided over a decade. These years instilled a great sense of internationality and multiculturalism that has stayed with me ever since. I have traveled multiple times taking Chilean students on school trips to Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. I currently live in Picton with my partner, Graeme and have two adult children and a granddaughter.
My long-standing relationship and passion in working with international students is what motivates me to provide the best experience possible for our international students here at Marlborough Girls’ College.