Contact Us

In the event of emergency or for more information, we’re here to help. Please reach the contact serving your host country or country of interest listed below.

To reach the CIEE Teach Abroad division directly, please call 207-274-5783 or write to

Matt Redman

Vice President: High School Summer Abroad, Teach Abroad, TEFL

Matt’s passion to bridge global cultures began with a trip to China just after high school on a trip led by one of his teachers. The trip provided lifelong friendships with both fellow students and Chinese cultural partners.

Since that experience, Matt has lived, studied, and worked in Spain, Chile, France, and the United States of America. Matt’s three host family experiences and numerous global friendships are an irreplaceable part of his life. Matt is excited to provide experiences that expand students’ horizons and open their minds to new possibilities. Matt dreams about helping future students overcome cultural barriers to create a more understanding, friendly, peaceful, and productive world.


Stephen Bush


Stephen developed a passion for Arabic and Middle East Studies during high school and while studying abroad in Egypt. After college he returned to Cairo where he taught social studies – including Egyptian history! – and had the time of his life learning the ins and outs of this throbbing metropolis. The personal relationships Stephen developed while studying and working in the Middle East helped him to appreciate the rich diversity of this region and the value of international education. Stephen is proud to help facilitate similarly life-changing teach abroad experiences for others.

Luke Beland

Senior Coordinator

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: China, Morocco, Senegal

Luke grew up amid the woods and lakes of Maine, and expanded his horizons by studying Arabic at university and teaching English in Jordan for two years. His favorite travel memories are riding bullet trains through western China, backpacking along the southern coast of Turkey, driving under the stars through the mountains of Morocco, and enjoying tea, falafel, and mezze with friends in Israel and Palestine.


Samantha Erwin


Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Spain

Samantha is a Minnesota native where she majored in Spanish and global studies at Winona State University. Her first experience abroad was when she spent an academic year studying in Granada, Spain. That experience opened a small window into the people and cultures of the world. From then on, she knew she needed to keep exploring. After graduation, she went to South America to travel and while in Peru, earned her TEFL certification. Shortly after, she moved to South Korea with her husband to teach English and stayed for two years. Now, as the program coordinator for the Teach in Spain programs, Samantha is proud to help others create a more globally diverse world through international education.

Kerry Plath


Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Czech Republic, Thailand, Vietnam

Kerry’s love of travel started with a trip to Europe in high school that opened her eyes to new languages and cultures; she was hooked! Kerry attended Minnesota State University Moorhead where she majored in Spanish Education and International Business. In college, she studied in Spain and Mexico as well as taught Spanish Costa Rica. After a few years in the states, she returned to life abroad teaching English for three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Republic of Macedonia. Her experiences living with host families, learning three languages, making lifelong friends, and fully immersing in different cultures led her to CIEE, where she loves supporting others on their international adventures as well as hearing stories from her current and former program participants.

A. Sagan Pope


Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Spain Professional, Chile, Dominican Republic, Portugal, South Korea

Sagan moved abroad when she was 18 to attend university in Canada. While she wasn’t that far from home, she was still considered an international student and was introduced to other students from around the world. Her interest in travel grew from there! After graduating with a degree in Journalism & Spanish she spent 5 years in Spain teaching English in public schools and traveling around when she could. Now, Sagan is back in Maine and loving being close to her family and friends in this beautiful state!


TEFL Product and Academic Manager

Ally’s love for travel started with a trip to Australia and New Zealand during her junior year of high school. A semester in Copenhagen during her college years solidified her need to see the world. After she graduated college, she got TEFL certified and hopped on a plane to China – a place she had never been and knew very little about. One year teaching English in China led to a Master’s degree, conversational Mandarin skills, and a lifetime of memories. She loved her experience teaching English to university students in China so much; she stayed there for three years. Because of this experience, her career goals changed, and she worked for CIEE Teach Abroad programs for almost three years before moving to the TEFL department. She loves that her job is to promote English language learning, and help change lives for people all over the world.


Allie Freed

TEFL Operations Coordinator

Allie grew up in a coastal community in Massachusetts, and first experienced the potential of intercultural exchange on a high school trip to Ireland. While in college, Allie studied Central European Theatre and Film in Budapest, Hungary and Italian Language and Art in Florence, Italy. She loves her work with the TEFL team and is proud to be part of an organization that creates more interconnected and vibrant global communities and opportunities for students around the world.