Educatius Group

Our team consists of talented, professional leaders with combined industry knowledge of over 75 years in introducing international students to high school study abroad programs. When you work with Educatius, you are taking advantage of our rich culture, diverse programs, and knowledgeable staff. To find out more about our team and our leaders in each part of our organization, choose from the menus below.

   
   
Educatius Group Founder, Owner, CEO - Tom Ericsson  Tom Ericsson
CEO, Founder and Owner


Tom Ericsson's commitment to help international students study abroad began almost 30 years ago in Sweden. Since then, Tom has been an industry leader in several prominent global study abroad organizations, including ASPECT, and, today, of course, Explorius AB and Educatius Group.

Through Tom’s vision, Educatius Group was one of the first organizations to offer USA F1 Private Day and Public High School programs to international students. Through an extensive network of school partners, caring host family coordinators and professional staff, Educatius now welcomes thousands of students a year from over 50 countries to study at an American high school. Today Educatius' study abroad programs for international students also include University Placement in the USA as well as inbound High School programs in 13 other countries including the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia and Scandinavia. Tom is also the founder of AiDucatius, supporting the alleviation of poverty by providing tuition payments, school supplies and clean drinking water to disadvantaged communities in Africa and South America.
   
   
   
Educatius Group CFO - Richard Lehmann Richard Lehmann
CFO


Richard graduated from college in Innsbruck, Austria in hotel management. After spending some years in the hotel industry he ended up working for STS (student travel schools), a Swedish based educational company. He worked in different management positions for 13 years.

Richard started his own IT company selling a specialised software for the tour operator industry before joining Educatius as a CFO 3 years ago. Richard has over 25 years of experience in the education/travel industry.
   
   
 

 Viola Jiang
Chinese Agent and Student Support

With years of experience in aiding agents and their students, Viola provides top quality support to ensure best in service.
   
   




   
   
Educatius Group Founder, Owner, CEO - Tom Ericsson  Tom Ericsson
CEO, Founder and Owner


Tom Ericsson's commitment to help international students study abroad began almost 30 years ago in Sweden. Since then, Tom has been an industry leader in several prominent global study abroad organizations, including ASPECT, and, today, of course, Explorius AB and Educatius Group.

Through Tom’s vision, Educatius Group was one of the first organizations to offer USA F1 Private Day and Public High School programs to international students. Through an extensive network of school partners, caring host family coordinators and professional staff, Educatius now welcomes thousands of students a year from over 50 countries to study at an American high school. Today Educatius' study abroad programs for international students also include University Placement in the USA as well as inbound High School programs in 13 other countries including the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia and Scandinavia. Tom is also the founder of AiDucatius, supporting the alleviation of poverty by providing tuition payments, school supplies and clean drinking water to disadvantaged communities in Africa and South America.
   
   
   
Educatius Group CFO - Richard Lehmann Richard Lehmann
CFO


Richard graduated from college in Innsbruck, Austria in hotel management. After spending some years in the hotel industry he ended up working for STS (student travel schools), a Swedish based educational company. He worked in different management positions for 13 years.

Richard started his own IT company selling a specialised software for the tour operator industry before joining Educatius as a CFO 3 years ago. Richard has over 25 years of experience in the education/travel industry.
   
   
 

 Viola Jiang
Chinese Agent and Student Support

With years of experience in aiding agents and their students, Viola provides top quality support to ensure best in service.
   
   
Yes, many families host two international students at a time. However, the students must speak different native languages to ensure they’ll only use English in your home. In the USA, UK and Ireland, students may share a bedroom but only if it is large enough to accommodate both comfortably. In Canada, students must have their own rooms. 

Our families must live in an English-speaking household, provide a bedroom for the student with their own bed, closet/dresser and quiet study space as well as provide their student(s) with three meals per day. To become a host family, they must also complete an application/interview process and pass a criminal background check.

Our students are between the ages of 14-18 years old, and they speak English. Before they're accepted into one of our programs, they must submit comprehensive applications with personal, academic and health records. All students must be accepted into a school prior to being matched with a family. They are fully insured with medical and other liability policies. During their program, students are required to maintain good academic records and performance.

We have a lot of experience in placing students with families, and we provide extensive support throughout the year. We will try and work through adjustment issues that can be common. However, if the placement does not work out satisfactorily, Educatius assumes responsibility to move the student to another family.