Leadership Team
Kris Holloway
President & CEO

Travel Tip: Don’t be afraid to make language mistakes. Some of my best laughs ever are from either making a language faux pas myself, or hearing others make them. Some things are universally funny and when laughed over together, can result in a humor bond that can last a lifetime.

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Joe Debiec
Vice President of Program Operations

Travel Tip: Find water and jump right in. Literally. There is something about being in the water that helps me get my mind to slowdown, settle in and get ready for adventure. So remember to take it slow, you will see more and feel more , which will deepen your experience.

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Dr. Jennifer Engel
Vice President of Academic Affairs

Travel Tip: Whatever it takes, make it happen. And once you get overseas, make the most of it. Take every opportunity you have to spend time with locals – the experiences that always prove to be the most memorable are the ones that involve genuine interactions with others.

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Jessica Jones
Vice President of University Relations & Custom Programs

Travel Tip: Expect the unexpected. Expect your plans to change. Stay flexible and laugh. Always laugh. Even when you cry, find the laughter.

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Brian Waldron
Assistant Vice President of Program Enrollment

Travel Tip: Get lost in your new city/location. It’s the best way to see somewhere new and will result in many exciting adventures.

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Kailee Moszynski
Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Travel Tip: Leave yourself lots of free time and don’t over-book your days. Whether it is a short vacation or a semester abroad, try to avoid the impulse to plan every free hour or weekend. Give yourself one goal per day and let the rest happen naturally because I can almost guarantee that your favorite memories are going to happen when you least expect them.

Learn more about Kailee

Neal Bastek
Assistant Vice President of Digital Marketing & Experience

Travel Tip: Get off the beaten path whenever you can and explore. Leave yourself some extra time to take the long way home. Be safe and all, but getting lost in a new place can be a great way to stumble into interesting experiences and people. Making your way back to your home base is a great way to build confidences in your new environs.

Learn more about Neal

Elayna Hebert
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Travel Tip: When I lost my phone when I landed in Spain for the first time, I thought it was the end of the world. I realized that the experiences I had without being distracted or taking photos was a gift. Remember to be present in your journeys!

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Tyler Lucas
Assistant Vice President of Finance

Travel Tip: Explore the local cuisine! I always tend to do a little research in advance about what foods are unique to the region and seek them out – it really helps me to feel more connected to the community that I’m visiting.

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Executive Board
Kris Holloway
President & CEO

Travel Tip: Don’t be afraid to make language mistakes. Some of my best laughs ever are from either making a language faux pas myself, or hearing others make them. Some things are universally funny and when laughed over together, can result in a humor bond that can last a lifetime.

Learn more about Kris

Jeff Palm
Founder & Board Director

Travel Tip: I first learn about a new culture through food. I try to understand what truly “local” dishes are and then find a “typical” place (non-tourist) at which to eat them. This has led to some of my most memorable experiences abroad.

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Nick Bryngelson
Board Director

Travel Tip: Play a sport or game with the locals. Jumping into a pickup soccer game or any local game is a great way to connect regardless of what language everyone speaks. Everyone loves to play, join them!

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Rich Webb
Board Director & Senior Vice President of Innovation

Travel Tip: When ever I arrive in a new country or city I am sure to take a taxi to my first destination form the airport and while in the taxi I ask as many questions as I can of the taxi driver to get a feel for what’s going on in whatever city I have just arrived in.

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Scott Tayloe
Chief Strategy Officer

Travel Tip: Grab your favorite tunes, find a park or cafe, and just take it all in . . . and sign off of all social media devices.

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University Relations & Custom Programs
Jessica Jones
Vice President of University Relations & Custom Programs

Travel Tip: Expect the unexpected. Expect your plans to change. Stay flexible and laugh. Always laugh. Even when you cry, find the laughter.

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Emily Negard
Interim VP University Relations & Marketing

Travel Tip: I always carry my travel journal along with colored pencils and a glue stick. When I have down time at the airport, train station, or a cafe, I’ll draw pictures, write notes, glue ticket stubs, postcards, receipts, and anything that will remind future me of the amazing trip I’m on!

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Kent Moore
Director of University Relations and Custom Programs

Travel Tip: Taking photos is fun but try a week or just a day without using your camera. You might find that you have more unforgettable memories and fewer all-too-forgettable pictures. Great photos of the Taj Mahal are everywhere, but you only get one memory of seeing it for the first time.

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Veelie Alba
University Relations Director

Travel Tip: If traveling with others, try to carve out some time to do something by yourself. Relish in that moment. You might be surprised to discover or experience something new that you will appreciate either about yourself or this new place. Watch the sunrise, visit a bookstore, take a drop-in class…

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Beth Cahoon
Custom Programs Specialist

Travel Tip: The unexpected will happen. Turn the stress into an adventure and a story!

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Academic Affairs
Dr. Jennifer Engel
Vice President of Academic Affairs

Travel Tip: Whatever it takes, make it happen. And once you get overseas, make the most of it. Take every opportunity you have to spend time with locals – the experiences that always prove to be the most memorable are the ones that involve genuine interactions with others.

Learn more about Dr. Jennifer

Consulting Services
Scott Tayloe
Chief Strategy Officer

Travel Tip: Grab your favorite tunes, find a park or cafe, and just take it all in . . . and sign off of all social media devices.

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Ginny Garzón
Director of Consulting Operations

Travel Tip: Go where the locals go for a more authentic experience. Ask people where they go when they go when they want to dine out with friends, see a show, explore nature, etc.

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Aurora Margarita-Goldkamp
Senior Campus Consultant

Travel Tip: Explore locally. Don’t overbook your trips to other countries while abroad – sometimes the most beautiful hidden gems and most meaningful connections are right around the corner from you in your host community! Take your first weekends to pretend you are a tourist in your new home, and your last weekends to walk around with the eyes of a new local citizen!

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Ian Lim-Bonner
Senior Campus Consultant

Travel Tip: Have a plan, but embrace spontaneity. Having an itinerary gives you peace of mind and an idea of where you want to go and what you want to see. But the most memorable experiences end up being the unplanned ones. That hole in the wall restaurant you stumble upon or that festival you accidentally go to, will be the memories you cherish most.

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Program Advising & Enrollment
Brian Waldron
Assistant Vice President of Program Enrollment

Travel Tip: Get lost in your new city/location. It’s the best way to see somewhere new and will result in many exciting adventures.

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Alexandra Woolner
Administrative Director

Travel Tip: Expect the unexpected! Sometimes culture shock is stronger in countries where you expect things to be more similar to your home country and environment. Traveling abroad is an excellent way to learn more about your own culture, habits, style, and adaptability.

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Jessica Aragon
Student Outreach & Alumni Manager

Travel Tip: Find a good trail outdoors and don’t be afraid to try the local foods!

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Ian Lim-Bonner
Senior Campus Consultant

Travel Tip: Have a plan, but embrace spontaneity. Having an itinerary gives you peace of mind and an idea of where you want to go and what you want to see. But the most memorable experiences end up being the unplanned ones. That hole in the wall restaurant you stumble upon or that festival you accidentally go to, will be the memories you cherish most.

Learn more about Ian

Sydney O’Wesney
Study Abroad Advisor and Campus Coordinator
International Operations Management
Joe Debiec
Vice President of Program Operations

Travel Tip: Find water and jump right in. Literally. There is something about being in the water that helps me get my mind to slowdown, settle in and get ready for adventure. So remember to take it slow, you will see more and feel more , which will deepen your experience.

Learn more about Joe

Marina Weinstein
Site Director in Argentina

Travel Tip: Bring comfy shoes as Buenos Aires is very walkable. A great pastime is simply walking the city with no time restriction or plans. Also, get used to saying hi with a hug and a kiss.

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Jackie Chapman
Country Director of Australia; Site Director in Gold Coast & Brisbane

Travel Tip: Get outside, take your time to walk around the streets of your new city or neighbourhood – get a feel for the people and what makes it unique. I love getting up early and exploring a new destination as it ‘wakes up’- it is an amazing time of the day to see a city or town slowly come to life.

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Lisa Pinheiro
Site Director in Costa Rica

Travel Tip: Dont limit yourself to the more popular tourist spots. There are tons of lesser known places that are beautiful and rich in culture where you can really experience what Costa Rica is all about!

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Leah Takata
Site Director in Czech Republic

Travel Tip: Whether ordering from an open air stall or a restaurant, always remember to say good day (dobrý den) and thank you (děkuji). Czechs will welcome your effort and will be more helpful and perhaps even give you a smile.

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Diana Balarezo
Site Director in Ecuador

Travel Tip: Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and home to 14 different indigenous nationalities. Be prepared to experience new landscapes, aromas, tastes, sounds and people. Respect the places and the people you will be with and never stop learning!

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Evgenia Karamani
Site Director in Greece

Travel Tip: To explore a new country, I choose to walk rather than take transportation even for longer distances. It helps you better feel the vibration and get into the pace of local life. Makes you hungrier for local dishes, too!

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Romina Marchionne
Site Director in Italy

Travel Tip: If while traveling there’s no internet, embrace it. Play a card game with someone in the hostel common room, read a book, lie on the beach, go for a walk, talk to a stranger, think about life. Some of my favourite travel memories are from times when I didn’t have an Internet connection.

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Jeff Sinding
Site Director in Japan

Travel Tip: When choosing places to travel, venture to locations with a culture entirely different than your own, where the language, food, behaviors, traditions, ways of thinking, and ways of working and living are totally foreign to you. The experience will be transformative in good ways and stay with you for a lifetime.

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Mila (Milagro) Montufar Paz
Site Director in Cusco, Peru

Travel Tip: Cusco and the surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful places to explore in all of Peru (and maybe the world). Bring comfortable shoes and be prepared to do a lot of walking!

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Jeanna Brady
Site Director in Scotland

Travel Tip: Plan ahead of your program! Do your research and reach out to our Alumni to make the most of your time in Scotland. There are so many free and affordable activities, including public galleries and museums, live music sessions, open-to-roam landscape, and a great range of clubs and societies on and off campus!

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Sonya Bell
Site Director in South Africa

Travel Tip: To really experience local culture, no matter where you are in the world, always watch where the locals go for lunch – they usually go for the best local cuisine at the most affordable prices. Also, always be aware of your surroundings and trust your gut.

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Sehoon Jang
Korea Site Director

Travel Tip: Whenever I arrive in another country, I try to look for a very local restaurant where real residents of the town usually eat. Such spots may not have any distinguishable sign or decent interiors, but the reward is delicious food and welcoming locals. Just by going even slightly off the beaten path, you are oftentimes rewarded with a better value and cultural insights.

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Sara Hazzard
Site Director of Madrid, Spain

Travel Tip: Slow down! Before jet setting off to multiple countries, take time to get to know the place you decided to call home for the next few months. The best travel experiences occur when you meet locals and learn about activities that aren’t in your guidebook.

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Elena Villaescusa
Site Director in Barcelona

Travel Tip: When traveling make sure to use humour and start conversations with local people, they are the experts of the places you visit and you can learn so much from them; particularly the older generation can be a wealth of information. Try to enjoy every single minute of your travels!

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David Jackson
Site Director in Thailand

Travel Tip: Looking for a cool and exciting way to explore Bangkok? The whole city used to be based around canals, so jumping on a boat gives you a way to get out of the traffic and experience the real Bangkok.

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Chutinan “Chu” Klinmalai
Site Director in Bangkok, Thailand

Travel Tip: Looking for a cool and exciting way to explore Bangkok? The whole city used to be based around canals, so jumping on a boat gives you a way to get out of the traffic and experience the real Bangkok.

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Thanh Nguyen
Site Director in Vietnam

Travel Tip: Be open minded with the new culture, cuisine, lifestyle etc. You can learn a lot through exploring, adapting and respecting new a culture, a new country. Be well prepared and planned to avoid culture shock in the first few days. Nowadays, there are many travel blogs, food review shows etc. that you can check as a pre-departure information then explore yourself later and have your own stories.

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Loretta Chen
Site Director in Hawai'i

Travel Tip: To travel is to live, to learn, to love. To gain empathy, make connections and seek growth both within and without. So pack light, go with a full heart and leave with nothing but footprints, memories and kindness.

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Aryn Banas
Site Director in London

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Marketing & Communication
Kailee Moszynski
Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Travel Tip: Leave yourself lots of free time and don’t over-book your days. Whether it is a short vacation or a semester abroad, try to avoid the impulse to plan every free hour or weekend. Give yourself one goal per day and let the rest happen naturally because I can almost guarantee that your favorite memories are going to happen when you least expect them.

Learn more about Kailee

Neal Bastek
Assistant Vice President of Digital Marketing & Experience

Travel Tip: Get off the beaten path whenever you can and explore. Leave yourself some extra time to take the long way home. Be safe and all, but getting lost in a new place can be a great way to stumble into interesting experiences and people. Making your way back to your home base is a great way to build confidences in your new environs.

Learn more about Neal

Jessica Aragon
Student Outreach & Alumni Manager

Travel Tip: Find a good trail outdoors and don’t be afraid to try the local foods!

Learn more about Jessica

Kaylee Klinger
Communications & Advising Assistant

Travel Tip: The best travel tip I always share is, if possible try to catch a redeye flight. That has helped me tremendously fight jet-lag and it allows you more time to explore the extraordinary unfamiliar place!

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Finance & Human Resources
Elayna Hebert
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Travel Tip: When I lost my phone when I landed in Spain for the first time, I thought it was the end of the world. I realized that the experiences I had without being distracted or taking photos was a gift. Remember to be present in your journeys!

Learn more about Elayna

Tyler Lucas
Assistant Vice President of Finance

Travel Tip: Explore the local cuisine! I always tend to do a little research in advance about what foods are unique to the region and seek them out – it really helps me to feel more connected to the community that I’m visiting.

Learn more about Tyler