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About The World Scholars

Our Company

We are a Singapore based company that specialises in developing and delivering International Education programs and experiences for secondary and high school students around the world.

Our tailor-made International Education programs suit the specific age of each participant so they will be enriched by the most appropriate academic, cultural and social developmental benefits.

With more than 24 years combined experience our leadership team has an exemplary track record in providing high quality international education programs.

Our Mission

Through our international education programs we deliver cultural and educational experiences that enable our participant students to build strong personal connections with the people of the host cities and countries. 

It is through these connections that cultural understanding, language skills and global awareness are developed, nurturing a global mindset in the young that is both open and inclusive.

Our Passion

At The World Scholars institute we focus on the social aspects of evolving students around the world into becoming global citizens.

Through our immersion programs, multicultural festivals and local excursions, all students are provided the opportunity to interact and develop friendships with their peers on the other side of the world while also gaining knowledge of the outside world.

We believe through expanding the horizons of young minds, our program will boost a more confident, socio-culturally aware and bright younger generation as they step into leadership roles of the future.

Nurturing an open and inclusive global mindset!

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Participating high school and secondary school students around the world
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Our chaperones are hand picked from our exclusive list of program alumni
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We have a strong network of education partners around the world
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Our students have learning experiences on every day that they participate

History of our programs

The World Scholars Institute (formally known as Lumiere International) has been operating its international education programs around the world for more than 10 years and has continued post COVID with the launch of its exclusive World Scholars Youth Program.

May 2015
Lumiere International Founded

Bringing their skills, knowledge and experiences together, the founders of Lumiere International Indah and Robert set about creating the Australian Company and their network of global partnerships.

September 2015
IIEC Overseas Program - San Diego, USA

Lumiere International hosted their first program in partnership with the University of California San Diego (UCSD). With over 200 participating students from Indonesia, who joined the program which embedded an extensive English as a Second Language course hosted at the University and a number of really exciting excursions which included Disneyland, Universal Studios and Seaworld

September 2016
IIEC Overseas Program - Sydney, Australia

Lumiere International's second program moved home to Australia having established a strategic partnership with the NSW Department of Education. Bringing more than 180 Indonesian students to Sydney to study English and Cultural studies through an outstanding immersion program alongside Australian students in their public school environments.

Jan 2019
COVID19 Global Pandemic Hit

From the beginning of 2019 our entire world was hit by the emerging COVID19 pandemic. This resulted in national and international travel bans from most countries around the world, which had a severe impact on the International Education institutions and students. Many programs were cancelled and many students were forced to return to their countries of origin.

June 2021
World Travel Bans Started Lifting

Around the middle of 2021 we started to see the international travel bans from many countries beginning to lift. There were still many very stringent travel requirements in place in order for travel permits to be approved, these included proof of vaccination, negative PCR tests prior to departure and in some cases on arrival. With these events the International Education Industry began to kick back into gear as many countries looked to find quick ways to bolster their enormous budget deficits and kick start their post-pandemic economic crisis recovery.

October 2021
TWSYP 2021 - San Diego, USA

With renewed vigour Lumiere International restarted their international education programs with the launch of the inaugural World Scholars Youth Program 2021. This time returning to their familiar home of California, however the English as a Second Language tuition programs was to be delivered by their new partner San Diego State University (SDSU). As this was the first post-pandemic program to be run we saw a reduction in the numbers with only 70 participating students from Indonesia. The program was a huge success which gave our team and our clients a massive boost in confidence that we, Lumiere International and our strategic education partners around the world were ready to return to our pre-COVID operating levels.

July 2022
TWSYP 2022 - Toronto, Canada

Lumiere International's second World Scholars Youth Program 2022 found it's home in the city of Toronto Canada. Through and amazing partnership with Braemer College on the University of Toronto Campus, we had 110 participating students from Indonesia excitedly join us. The learning program provided by Braemer College was second to none and included a number of wonderful extra curricular activities including; cooking, podcasting and newspaper classes to name a few.

February 2023
The World Scholars Institute Founded

Expanding the program capabilities and team to further develop the World Scholars education platform, founders Indah and Robert set about creating the new Singaporean company, The World Scholars Institute, and hiring a full-time team in Jakarta Indonesia.

July 2023
TWSYP 2023 - Toronto Canada

The World Scholars Institute and Lumiere International co-hosted our third World Scholars Youth Program 2023, where we returned to our familiar home in the city of Toronto Canada. Expanding on our well-established partnership with Braemer College on the University of Toronto Campus, we had 110 participating students from Indonesia excitedly join us. The learning program provided by Braemer College was second to none and included a number of wonderful extra curricular activities including; cooking, podcasting and newspaper classes to name a few.