Born in Sydney, Australia, “Outback” Jak Carroll is a veteran of the sport industry with a passion for both sport and education.
He completed university studies in sport administration and journalism and has worked for leading sporting organizations including the Confederation of Australian Sport, Australian Institute of Sport and the North Coast Academy of Sport.
As an educator, he coordinated the Surfing Studies program at Southern Cross University for 11 years and worked in the Sport and Exercise Science program for a further 9 years.
Jak says, "I'm an underachiever as an athlete, but nevertheless I've tried my hand at a wide range of sports including rugby league, athletics, tenpin bowling, darts and dragon boating."
He has led students on exchanges to China and believes that international student exchanges are a great way to broaden your horizons, make friends and have some fun!