At Breaktime, our staff is dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience from your first contact with us until the successful completion of your program.
Our team is here to answer all your questions, whether in English, or in your own language and we can give you specific information that applies to your country.
Our clients are our Number 1 priority. Our doors are always open and we welcome your questions and comments.
In Breaktime we can help you in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese.
if you have questions for any of our staff members, please contact us at:
Santiago Endara | DIRECTOR
I was born in Ecuador and immigrated to Canada in 2005 where I worked for many years at the Marketing Department of a leading Vancouver Educational Institution. Here, through travel and contact with people around the world, I understood the importance of international education and intercultural experiences.
In 2013, we created Breaktime Work & Study Abroad with the goal of helping people whenever they want to study, work and improve their lives through education and by exposure to new cultures and experiences.
Breaktime Work & Study Abroad
509 – 2527 Pine St, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3E8
Phone: 778 875 4633
Diana Chevalier | REGIONAL DIRECTOR - MEXICO
I was born in Acapulco, Mexico to a Mexican mother and a Canadian father and that fact has given me a very deep understanding of both countries and cultures.
With a professional degree in Education Management and many years of sales experience I have promoted services such as Adventure and Team Building Programs in recent years.
People frequently say that the best way or learning is through travelling and I have been lucky enough to travel around Mexico and many countries in the world.
My two daughters, Daniela and Regina are studying at the moment in Vancouver so I totally understand what parents feel when they send their children to study abroad and I will be happy to share my experiences with all of you.
Aniceto Ortega 831-2 | Col. Del Valle
Del. Benito Juárez | México DF, CP 03100
Office: (52) 55 5601 7329
Cel: (52) 55 5056 5649
Mariane Fontana Peixe | REGIONAL DIRECTOR - BRAZIL
I am Brazilian, I was born in Florianópolis/SC and a few years ago, I had the opportunity to do an exchange program in Vancouver, Canada. I participated in a Work and Study program and I stayed in Canada for one and a half years.
A program abroad is a universe that opens your mind to the improvement of your personal and professional life by getting to know about other cultures, customs and habits.
I could say that I had one of my best moments of my youth in Canada, A country that is safe, welcoming and where there is respect for each person independently of social position, race, sex, etc.
One tip for you? Go ahead with your plan of studying abroad! I would regret if I had not done it in my life.
Phone: +55 48 9 9950 5225
Horacio de Alencar | MARKETING DIRECTOR - ECUADOR
I was born in La Paz, Bolivia and I studied in different countries before establishing permanently with my family in Ecuador.
Through my international studies and professional activity, I have realized the importance of mastering other languages and studying abroad. International experiences and interaction with people of other countries allow us to be more successful in multicultural environments, whether in the personal, academic or professional fields.
As the Marketing Director for Ecuador, I will be pleased to give you all the necessary information and support so you can achieve your goal of taking part in a study program abroad.
Phone: +(593) 9 9971 7767
Inglaterra N32-150 y Guayanas
Office: (593-2) 323 7918
Cel.: (593-9) 9252 1892
Gonzalo Durán G. | MANAGING DIRECTOR - ECUADOR
I was born in Quito-Ecuador and have always had an interest in Education and Cultural Exchange Experiences. After finishing High School I became an international student and participated in an Exchange Program in the USA. I lived and studied for a year sharing experiences with an American host family, American students and foreign exchange students from other countries as well.
This experience changed my life as it gave me a totally new perspective of the world.
Through my job, I have had the opportunity to travel to various countries all over the world. I consider a privilege to be able to travel, meet new people and learn from other cultures.
Due to my constant pursuit in improving my Education, I earned an Executive Master in Business Administration degree and currently as the Director of Breaktime Ecuador I am glad to help students to acquire the same experiences as I did.
Francisco Cristofol | REGIONAL DIRECTOR – SPAIN, MALAGA
I was born in Málaga, in the South of Spain. I’m passionate about Marketing & Communication with degrees in Journalism, Marketing & Advertising. One of the most valuable experiences in my life was living for four months in Vancouver, where I met people from all over the world and improved my English very much.
Educational programs in Canada are a perfect opportunity to become a curious and open-minded person. Furthermore, Canada is a really friendly and multicultural country.
Pza. Virgen de las Penas 5, 1-10
29008, Málaga, España
Phone: +34 606 837 778
Phone: + (34) 650 32 26 24
Ana Bravo A. | REGIONAL DIRECTOR - SPAIN, MADRID
I was born in Spain and I currently live in Madrid.
I strongly believe that studying abroad is an exciting experience, not only because you learn other languages in order to succeed in a highly competitive world, but also because you can experience cultural diversity and establish lifelong friendships. Becoming aware of our different realities and different cultures enriches everyone and makes us better human beings.
After living what many call the “Erasmus Experience” in Europe, I enrolled in an English Internship Program in Vancouver, Canada, where I acquired international Marketing experience while improving my language skills.
At Breaktime I like helping people who are willing to do an international study program by sharing my experiences and knowledge from the time I studied and worked abroad.
Join us in our exciting programs and you will have an amazing, once in a lifetime experience!
María Victoria Rojas S. | REGIONAL DIRECTOR - CHILE
I came to Canada from Chile through the Youth Mobility Program available for citizens of both countries, and as I liked Vancouver so much, I decided to stay longer through one of the Work and Study Programs offered by Breaktime.
My experience in Canada has been amazing because throughout this time I constantly have the pleasure of meeting many people from different cultures and I have discovered my passion for helping them, in the same way that I was helped when I first arrived.
As a professional Journalist, I give my best, using my communication skills to bring the most accurate and helpful information to those interested in the programs offered by Breaktime.
Phone: +1 778 980 6280
Milena Rodriguez | MARKETING AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT
In order to improve my English, I moved from Colombia to Vancouver, Canada in 2013. The beauty of Vancouver’s nature and friendliness of its people was nothing like I had ever seen before. Exploring Canada allowed me to appreciate the importance that multicultural diversity plays on its society’s advancement and success. I am currently finishing my Master’s Degree here and the experiences I have gained here will stay with me throughout my life!
As an international student, I know exactly the needs and expectations of all students taking study programs and I am always willing to help and guide our clients based on my own experience.
Regina Rodriguez | MARKETING AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT
I was born in México City and now I live in Vancouver, Canada. My maternal family comes from Canada and I have always been exposed both to the Latin American and Canadian culture, so I know in depth how both cultures work and how to help people adapt to Canada.
My studies in Hospitality and Tourism help me talk and guide our clients about these popular programs in Canada where students can get an official Hospitality, Tourism or Business Diploma in Canada and work in those areas at the same time.
Sandra Aranguren | MARKETING AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT
I was born in Colombia and came to study in Canada for two years. After going back to Colombia I realised that I wanted to share my experience with as much people as possible and that is how I started cooperating with Breaktime.
I have been very enthusiastic about promoting Educational Programs in Canada and around the world because I lived through the experience and can identify with the needs, concerns and expectations of our clients.
Guillermo Hidalgo | MARKETING AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT
I was born in Venezuela and came to Canada to participate in a Work and Study Program in one of the leading colleges in Vancouver. In Canada I started working at a well-known restaurant in downtown Vancouver and a few months later I was promoted to a managerial position.
At the moment I am cooperating with Breaktime Work and Study Abroad because I would like other people to have an amazing experience in Canada. I am always happy to help potential students and share my experiences with them.
2527 Pine St - Unit 509,
Vancouver V6J 3E8, Canada