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|Sarah Dearborn |
Senior Admissions Advisor, Midwest
|I had the opportunity to study abroad with CIEE in Paris, France for a semester and Monteverde, Costa Rica for a January Term. My favorite part of both experiences was learning about the different cultures and meeting the locals. My advice for a student studying abroad would be: Be willing to try new things and always be open to new experiences. My bucket list travel destination is Japan.|
|Kayla Avisror |
|I have always wanted to work in the sphere of travel, but I didn’t know I wanted to be in Educational Exchange until my own experience abroad. I was lucky enough to travel to Sorrento, Italy with my university in my junior year which shaped the pathway for my future. Travelling is an amazing way to learn just as much about oneself as the world around you. My advice for students looking to go abroad would be to befriend locals as they will be able to show you their home in a completely different lens than you would be able to find on your own. My bucket list travel destination is New Zealand.|
|Freda Fosu |
|I studied with CIEE in Paris and throughout my time there got the opportunity to travel to Barcelona and Berlin. I’ve always had a fascination with the French culture and history and some of my favorite moments while abroad were immersing in the culture and seeing the local's way of life. Studying abroad completely changed my outlook and direction of life and I encourage everyone to take this path to self-discovery. My bucket list travel destination is New Zealand.|
|Janet Mingo |
|I am a Suffolk Virginia Native, and graduate of Norfolk State University. During my Undergraduate career I studied abroad 3 times. Twice studied in Japan twice, and Curaçao. I have worked in higher education for the past 7 years. My true desire is to help everyone I encounter to broaden their horizons.|
|Nada Osman |
Admissions Advisor, CT, OH, NY
|I have travelled to Spain, Netherlands, Egypt, and Jordan. I enjoyed the great food and the great views that each location had to offer. I am hoping to visit Morocco soon! I enjoy being outdoors and in nature, so you may find me hiking in the Catskills or even taking a walk in the nearest park. For any students thinking about studying abroad, please reach out! I am more than happy to support you in the application process and initial steps.|
|Kiana Raiford-Johnson |
Admissions Advisor, West
|I had the opportunity to live in Hawai'I for 3 years to complete my undergraduate studies, which I see as a similar study abroad opportunity. I am lucky to be a part of a military family which requires me to move to several different places. My favorite travel experience has been visiting Cambodia when I was younger and hope to plan another trip in the future soon! On my free time, I love heading to the dog park with my dog, watching Judge Judy, and listening to music! My bucket list travel destination is Iceland, Thailand, and South Korea.|
|Kayla Shepherd |
|I had the opportunity to study abroad in Paris Fall 2016. I loved being able to fully immerse myself in the culture and language. Some of my favorite moments from studying abroad stem from making new friends, trying new foods, and encountering different ways of life. Studying abroad is an amazing experience, and anyone who can, should! It’s something you will always remember. My bucket list travel destination is Iceland!|
|Deanna Young |
|Hi, my name is Deanna. I moved back to my home state of Maine in 2018 after studying and working in both Hawai'i and Spain. My background is in marine biology/environmental conservation and international education. I look forward to providing successful study abroad opportunities for all students, like I experienced in Spain! My next bucket list travel destination is Morocco.|