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Phone: 207-274-5783

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Meet Our Staff

Luke Beland

Operations Manager, Teach Abroad programs

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Spain & South Korea

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Spain Inquiries: | 207-274-5783
South Korea Inquiries: | 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.

Laura Wang

Teach Abroad Program Assistant

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Spain

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Laura is the proud daughter of two former international students from China. They instilled in her the importance of learning from other cultures. After graduating from the University of Iowa, she taught English to rural and urban public school students in Taiwan. She has previously worked on the CIEE Global Navigator High School Study Abroad team and is now excited to help CIEE Teach Abroad participants bring a love of foreign language learning to students around the world.

Stephen Bush

Director, Teach Abroad and TEFL programs

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: Chile, Thailand

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Stephen developed a passion for Arabic and the Middle East 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 similarly life-changing experiences for others.

Kelvin Li

Program Manager, Teach in China

Teach Abroad Program Portfolio: China

Born and raised in Shanghai, Kelvin has been a part of the CIEE Teach Abroad team since 2007. Kelvin loves to travel, read (especially detective novels), learn new things, and gain new perspectives!

Belén Rojas

TEFL Academic Coordinator | 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 | 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.