Owner / Managing Director
Student Horizons is led by Jamie Wansey, who has extensive experience in international, student group travel. Over the last eleven years Jamie has proudly organised over 500 successful school, sports tours and educational trips. He has helped inspire over 8,000 individuals in all sorts of international destinations. He has also cultivated an unrivalled global network of educational travel providers that are reliable and experienced with a staunch commitment to safety.
Jamie’s enthusiasm for organising international sports tours, educational trips and volunteering expeditions stems from the benefits that he himself accrued travelling and living all over the world. Jamie has lived in the UK, South Africa, Tanzania, Australia, USA and New Zealand. He has travelled extensively within Europe, Southern Africa, South East Asia and North America. It is Jamie’s positive travel experiences that have fuelled his passion for promoting overseas educational and sport travel trips as a critical pillar in a young person’s development.
Father of three young children, Jamie is incredibly proud to own and run Student Horizons, a market leader in experiential travel for young people that aims to challenge students to broaden their horizons and grow in confidence.
“20 years ago at age 18 I said goodbye to my parents in London and left for Johannesburg, South Africa. Over a year later I returned home with thousands of incredible memories that would last with me forever. My time in Southern Africa coaching sport at a boarding school in Jo’burg coupled with teaching Northern Sotho children English in Northern Transvaal had a profound impact on me as a young person. My experiences undoubtedly broadened my horizons and I gained in confidence. Fundamentally it helped to shape my views and opinions on the world we live in. In later years I have returned to Southern Africa over 20 times leading student and teacher trips. Southern Africa is an awe inspiring part of the world and a personal favourite of mine!”