Our history

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IE Abroad - How it all began

IE Abroad was established in 2016 with the aim of giving students access to tailored advice and information about studying abroad. The team worked with top international institutions to offer quality education in diverse, specialised fields.

IE Abroad joins Sable International in 2021

Sable International has a long history of helping people internationalise themselves, their wealth and their businesses. The company’s areas of expertise include immigration, citizenship, financial management, accounting, tax and international money transfers. It is this wealth of experience and understanding of what is required for internationalisation, as well as an alignment of core values, that made the joining of the two companies a perfect and natural process.

IE Abroad rebrands as Study Abroad as part of Sable international

As a division of Sable international, Study Abroad now has access to all the resources that make a move abroad successful. Students can get expert assistance with obtaining a visa and advice and guidance on their next steps should they want to stay overseas for a longer period or settle permanently. Sable International’s forex division can also assist with any money transfers to and from abroad.

Our core values

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Care

We care about our students and education partners and we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and detailed research. We are compliant with all privacy protection and anti-money laundering laws.

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Solve

We have over 25 years of experience in a diverse range of services that can help students solve any problems that arise when moving overseas, from visa applications to paying their fees.

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Grow

We seek to help our students grow through achieving their international education goals and to help our partners grow by sending them the best and brightest students, who will bring prestige to their institutions. Finally, we seek to grow local communities with international skills.

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Enjoy

We aim to make every interaction with our team enjoyable for both partners and students, by giving them the information and advice they need most just when they need it. We pride ourselves on quick response times and providing a seamless and pleasant experience every step of the way.

Meet our team

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    Brent Morris
    Managing Director: Study abroad
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    Dalene Klopper
    Admissions Adviser
  • Amy Karabus
    Amy Karabus
    Study Abroad Adviser
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    Tendai Sibindi
    Marketing Coordinator
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    Brigitta Fuller
    Study Abroad Adviser (South Africa)
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    Hajara Abubakar
    International Study Adviser
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    Lekan Olufeyisan
    Admissions Coordinator
  • Brent Morris
    Managing Director: Study abroad

    Brent was born and raised in South Africa and then travelled to the UK as an international student, where he completed his master’s degree with Anglia Ruskin University. He worked for several public universities in the UK and the US with a continuous focus on Africa. He has spent time travelling the entire continent, supporting students on their journeys to study abroad.

    In 2016, he moved back to South Africa where he set up a pan-African study abroad consultancy. He joined Sable International in 2021 and now manages the Study abroad division.

    When he is not travelling, you will find him in the water, surfing. 

  • Dalene Klopper
    Admissions Adviser

    Dalene grew up in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. She graduated from Stellenbosch University with Bachelor of Arts International Studies degree, as well as an Honours Degree in History. After University, Dalene spent some time in the UK before moving to Vietnam where she worked in Education for five years. 

    Dalene loves to experience new cultures and learn new things. She also loves animals. In her free time she enjoys reading, travelling, doing photography, eating out with friends, going SCUBA diving, and motorbike trips out of the city. 

     

  • Amy Karabus
    Study Abroad Adviser

    Amy grew up on the West Coast of Cape Town and then attended the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP). While studying a Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours (BPsych Equivalent), she developed a keen understanding of working across diverse demographics during her practical training.

    Amy utilises her interpersonal training and skills as a Study Abroad Adviser. She is able to assess and guide students to the best international programmes for their education goals. In addition to this, she builds relationships with schools and tertiary institutions.

    In her free time, you can find Amy enjoying the outdoors or in (under) the ocean.

  • Tendai Sibindi
    Marketing Coordinator

    Tendai specialises in digital media, marketing and business development with nine years worth of experience in marketing. He has worked in Cape Town and in Harare for companies, events, sports teams and restaurants, plus created campaigns to launch, rebrand and establish brands in the market.

    Tendai's strengths lie in social media management which has seen brands increase their footprint digitally, win awards for campaigns, as well as making a product the most successful product in the company's history. He has formulated and implemented marketing strategies for major corporates in Zimbabwe, brands in South Africa and start-ups in both countries.

     

  • Brigitta Fuller
    Study Abroad Adviser (South Africa)

    Brigitta has always had a passion for travel, so she studied Travel Management at Varsity College. She then worked at Pentravel, Clubmed and The Holiday Factory before being retrenched due to COVID. However, it worked out for the better as she got a job at Varsity College as a Student Adviser.

    She loves food and travelling and recently got married. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, going out for dinners, going out to markets and car shows and generally spending time with family and friends.

  • Hajara Abubakar
    International Study Adviser

    Hajara is originally from the North-Central part of Nigeria.

    She worked for about six years with Brookline Consult, an education consulting firm in Lagos, starting as an Education Counselor/Marketing Executive and becoming the Country Manger, before she joined IE Abroad (now Sable International: Study Abroad) in 2021 as one of the International Study Advisers.

    As a counselor, she has discovered a love for working with people and helping them achieve their educational goals. She also loves to learn new things and to constantly improve herself. In her free time, she enjoys movies, music and adventure.

     

  • Lekan Olufeyisan
    Admissions Coordinator

    Lekan Olufeyisan is a graduate of Biology from University of Abuja. He is passionate about the education industry and he has been contributing to it for many years, even before graduating from the university.

    He was the official in-country representative for Curtin University, Australia and later for University of Chester, UK, while working with British Canadian International Education.  He currently manages the admissions team at Sable International: Study Abroad.

    Lekan is a lover of music. He is a vocalist and an instrumentalist. He loves to relax by watching movies or listening to good music. He also loves to spend time with his family.

     

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Accredited members of ICEF

As the official, direct, in-country representative for our university partners, we continually train to ensure we are up to date with the correct procedures for each country and educational institute. We’re proud to be accredited members of the ICEF, and confident in the exceptional service offered by all our study advisers.

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