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About us

Stage-USA was founded in February 2010 with the goal of offering quality internships in America to European students. Since then, it has grown to become a well-rounded company that serves students in every single aspect of fulfilling their dream to go to America. Stage-USA is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and New York City. One thing all the employees have in common is having had their own, personal experience of living in America for an extended period of time. An international experience begins with an international team! We would like to introduce our team to you.

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Andries Bonneur


Andries Bonneur, is the owner of Stage-Global. Andries studied International Business in the US (Minnesota) and lived in Florida and New York City. He is the founder of the company and is driven to have the best placement programs in the US, Australia and Europe. Andries spends a large amount of his time in the US.

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Claudia Santana

General Manager

Claudia Santana is the General Manager at Stage-Global. Claudia grew up in San Diego, California and graduated with a degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. Claudia developed a career working with higher education, student affairs and international education. She received a Fulbright award in 2013 to teach in the National University in Colombia. She has lived in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and moved to The Netherlands in 2015. She has a strong passion to help students and young professionals obtain an unforgettable experience abroad. 

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Jackie van Arkel

Program Coordinator

Jackie is Program Coordinator at Stage-Global. Jackie is from Minnesota, USA and obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology and addiction studies as a student athlete at the University of South Dakota. She then obtained her master's degree in addiction students, at the University of South Dakota online while living in the Pacific Northwest. She moved to The Netherlands in 2019, and has a passion for helping others achieve their personal and professional goals.

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Eline Al

Program Coordinator

Eline is Program Coordinator at Stage-Global. She lives in a small town in the Netherlands and obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Communication Science at the VU in Amsterdam. During her studies, she went to the University of Ottawa, Canada, to do her minor. This experience made her fall in love with traveling and exploring new cultures even more! That is why she wants to help other students and young professionals have an unforgettable experience abroad and share her enthusiasm to go on such an adventure.

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Ivonne Castillo

Program Coordinator

Ivonne is Program Coordinator at Stage-Global. Ivonne is from Colombia and obtained her bachelor's degree in Economics at the National University of Colombia. She obtained her master's degree in Educational Policies for Global Development, an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) between the University of Oslo, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and the University of Amsterdam. Ivonne has worked as a consultant and advisor in the Education sector at the Ministry of Education and the Secretary of Education in Colombia. She also worked in Germany at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning UIL. Ivonne is passionate about education and contributing to the professional development of students and young professionals around the world. 

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Raquel Cruz


Raquel is an intern at Stage Global. Raquel was born in the city of Guimarães, considered the birthplace of Portugal. Passionate about creating others unique and memorable experiences, she took a Tourism degree at the University in the Algarve. She came to The Netherlands to have her first international experience, and to continue to focus on meeting and supporting students’ preferences, promoting international exchange programs and helping others to also have their experience abroad with Stage Global.

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Patrick Pittman

Regional Coordinator

Patrick was born and raised in Southern California. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California San Bernardino. Patrick’s passion to help people from around the world grow, by learning new languages and experiencing other cultures, led him to teach English around the world for over 20 years. His 10 years spent living and working in South Korea were truly a life-shaping experience for him. Patrick loves giving back to the international community, whether that be through teaching, helping people have unique internships abroad, or organizing study abroad programs. Patrick’s responsibility with Stage-Global is placing interns and trainees in host companies located on the West Coast of the United States, primarily in California.

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Hans van Mourik

IT and Web development

Hans is IT and Web development at Stage-Global. Hans grew up in a small town in the Netherlands, but has lived in Amsterdam for over 12 years. During his studies he also spent six months in Cape Town, where his interest in travel and international education was born. He holds a Master's degree in Marketing Research from Tilburg University, and has been working at the intersection of marketing and technology for many years. His great passion lies in building customer-centric websites and applications.

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Rik Goedhart

Graphic Designer

Rik Goedhart is the Graphic Designer at Stage-Global. He is a big fan of the United States, especially New York City. His enthusiasm for traveling abroad is clearly reflected in his work.




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Jonas Linke

Regional Coordinator Germany

Jonas is the regional coordinator at Stage-Global. Jonas grew up in Siegen, close to Cologne, Germany and obtained a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Osnabrueck. Very early on Jonas developed a passion for meeting people of other cultures and speaking foreign languages. This is best illustrated by his social voluntary service in Mexico back in 2009 and his internship in New York City in 2016. He returned various times to Mexico and the US to keep in touch with his international friends and to explore new spots of these wonderful countries. Jonas is Stage-Global's specialist for programs in Germany, and is helping international students to create an incredible and valuable experience abroad.

Awards & Memberships

Office The Netherlands:

Keizersgracht 127
1015 CJ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 20 68 23 026
KvK nummer: 63551535
BTWnummer: NL824098730B01

Office USA:

228 East 45th Street, Suite 9E
New York City, NY 10017
Tel: +1 646 693 7126