Attend a Virtual Presentation

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - starting October 12 - our team will be presenting a general overview of our study abroad programs and explaining the application process.

These virtual presentations are open to all. Check out our schedule below and see what date and time works best for you!

Pick a day that works for you!

Attending a virtual presentation is great way to start planning and ask questions (or listen to anyone's questions!) about your favorite destination, our scholarship opportunities or the application process.

Mondays »
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesdays »
10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT
7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

Wednesdays »
1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
7:00 pm - 8:00 p.m. EDT

Thursdays »
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT

Our Presenters

Nicole Sprague

Nicole grew up in Bath, Maine and returned to her home state after living in the Middle East. Finding CIEE in Portland landed her back in an organization that promotes international education and cultural understanding. Helping students and professionals through cultural exchanges has been a focus in all of her past positions and is something she will always find important.

Like a true Mainer, Nicole loves the great outdoors and took up snowboarding and skiing again. She hopes to get both her daughters, Seba Rose and Lily Mae, out on the slopes with her to embrace the beautiful winters.

Emily Gutierrez

Emily’s passion for international travel began at home, where she learned about the value of other cultures from her father who is originally from Nicaragua. As a college student at Emory, she studied for a summer session in Spain, and during her time abroad she realized how much she loved living in other countries and practicing her Spanish. After graduating from college, Emily joined Teach for America and taught 12th grade English at the Urban Assembly for Applied Math and Science in the South Bronx.

Melissa Kane

Spending her sophomore year of high school as an exchange student in Natal, Brazil – living with a host family, attending school with Brazilian students, and living the daily life of a Brazilian teenager – transformed Melissa. Studying abroad allowed her to become proficient in Portuguese, make lifelong friends, and step out of her comfort zone. She returned home a more confident, independent person with a passion to learn about the world and the people in it. Melissa loves sharing her enthusiasm, passion, and experience by helping each student find the CIEE High School Abroad program that will help him/her to become a global citizen.

Joanna Blanck

Joanna’s path to a B.A. in International Politics and a career in international education was inspired by a high school geography teacher who brought the world to their classroom. She is passionate about CIEE’s mission to provide intercultural learning and exchange for American and international participants. She dedicated the first 5 years of her career at CIEE to the J-1 Professional Exchange Programs, facilitating U.S. based internships for international university students. Joanna has a diverse background in working with high school students, having worked as a summer camp counselor in Maine and in the Education Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.