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We are here to answer your questions about teaching abroad!

Email: teach@ciee.org
Phone: 207-274-5783

You can also schedule a call at a convenient time and we’ll give you a ring.

 


Meet Our Staff


Luke Beland

Operations Manager, Teach Abroad programs

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Spain & South Korea

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Spain Inquiries: teachinspain@ciee.org | 207-274-5783
South Korea Inquiries: lbeland@ciee.org | 207-553-7892

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.



Lauren Massey

Senior Coordinator, Teach Abroad Programs

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Spain

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teachinspain@ciee.org | 207-274-5783

Lauren taught English in South Korea for two years and she has since traveled and lived in over 20 countries. Some of her favorite experiences include trekking in the Himalayas, taking a train across Ukraine, participating in the Songkran Festival in Thailand, and going on a South African safari. She is excited to help others get step out of their comfort zones and get exciting teaching jobs overseas. 



Shanice Alyster

Senior Coordinator, Teach Abroad Programs

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Thailand, China

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salyster@ciee.org | 207-553-4022

Shanice was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She has always been passionate about seeing the world and has traveled to over fifteen countries! After graduation from college, she worked in Buffalo for a few years before deciding to teach English abroad. Shanice has taught English in both China and South Korea. She enjoys reading, baking, traveling (of course!) and practicing her ukulele. She looks forward to sharing her passion of traveling and teaching abroad with the Teach Abroad applicants.



Stephen Bush

Director, Teach Abroad and TEFL programs

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sbush@ciee.org | 207-553-4047

Stephen developed a passion for international education during high school and while studying abroad in Egypt. After college he returned to Cairo where he taught social studies at an international school. These experiences studying and teaching abroad profoundly shaped his understanding of the world and he is proud to help facilitate similar life-changing experiences for others.



Belén Rojas

TEFL Academic Coordinator

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tefl@ciee.org | 207-553-5229

Belén was born in Melilla, a small Spanish city in the North of Africa, but has lived in Madrid, Spain since 2009, when she started to work at the Educational Technologies and Teacher Training Institute (Spanish Ministry of Education). In February 2014, she started in her current position on the rewarding and motivating TEFL adventure. She’s completely convinced of the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all fields of education, which is why Belén is passionate about eLearning and the platforms which make the development of online education possible and permit its increasing reach. She enjoys designing, testing, experiencing and making the most of these Learning Management Systems (LMS) - and Canvas is one of her favorites.



Matt Redman

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

mredman@ciee.org | 207-553-4038

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.