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Meet the Support Team!

You probably met a few of us at orientation, and you may have spoken to one of us over the phone or on Skype already, but here is the whole team!

Laragh

Laragh Kavanaugh, Director of Support Services

I work with students from every country.

I speak English.

Ask me about learning and teaching yoga in the USA and India.

 

Aaron

Aaron Schuit, Support Team Manager

I work with STS students from Sweden and Norway.

I speak English.

Ask me about the island I live on and how I get to work each day.

 

Maggie

Maggie Mullin, Support Team Manager

I work with Mexican students (LEV and ULT).

I speak Spanish.

Ask me about surfing in Maine!

 

Raquel

Raquel Burgos, Support Team Manager

I work with all students but mostly with students from France, Finland and Switzerland (STS).

I speak: Spanish (Hola!)

Ask me about Spain, food and my son Oliver!

 

Aimee

Aimee Hein, Support Coordinator

I work with German students (CBE and XPL) and a few Turkish, French and Austrian students.

I speak German.

Ask me about: my dog, Ducky.  I love animals, especially dogs!

 

Amanda

Amanda Nadeau, Support Coordinator

I work with: Chinese students (DIP / CES / RAI), Spanish students (GET) and Ecuadorian students (APX).

I speak Spanglish.

Ask me about: The time I lived in China and ate a starfish on a stick! (Just kidding, I’m a vegetarian. But I did live in China.) 

 

Griffin

Griffin Malloy, Support Coordinator

I work with Thai students (OEG), Vietnamese students (ALP and IDC), and Mongolian students.

I speak: Thai (แต่ว่าไม่ค่อยเก่งนะ).

Ask me about my experience living in Thailand as an English teacher!

 

Iris

Iris Michaud, Support Coordinator

I work with students from all over the world ('YES' program), and students from Spain Foundation (FFO).

I speak English, German, and French.

Ask me about why I fell in love with Maine. 

 

Kathleen

Kathleen Tavares, Support Coordinator

I work with: Spanish students (FSL).

I speak: Español and Português.

Ask me about the ten best things to do and see in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Kerry

Kerry Plath, Support Coordinator

I work with Students from Czech Republic and Slovakia (STU and DND), Poland (ALM and BTC), Paraguay (GLE), Lithuania (LWC) and grants students from Montenegro and Serbia (SAM).

I speak Spanish, Macedonian and Albanian.

Ask me about my European adventures.

 

Krista

Krista Williamson, Support Coordinator

I work with German students (TRA) and Russian students (STA).

I speak a bit of Spanish and Russian.

Ask me about the host families I lived with when studying and working abroad in Costa Rica, Peru, and Russia.

 

Lynn

Lynn Kabche, Support Coordinator

I work with all of Brazil (STB, VIA, CEN, ELC, CUL) and Venezuela (VEN).

I speak Spanish, Portuguese and German.

Ask me about learning to play the Surdo in Rio and watching Rio Maracatú in Lapa rehearse!

 

Malika

Malika Watson, Support Coordinator

I work with CIEE’s High School Plus (F1) students and Japanese students.

I speak Japanese, German and French.

Ask me about my favorite shrine, Fushimi-Inari Taisha, which I visited 5 times during my semester studying abroad in Japan! 

 

Matt

Matt Bourgeois, Support Coordinator

I work with Korean students (HAN, AIM, and JOO) as well as FLEX students.

I speak English.

Ask me about my favorite Korean food!

 

Tyler

Tyler Wood, Support Coordinator

I work with Italian (YOUABROAD) and Australian (Student Exchange) students.

I speak a small bit of German and I can read Cyrillic.

Ask me about learning to spin wool near lake Baikal in Siberia!

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