Although I grew up in Wisconsin, I was introduced to the wonders of travel early, as my family took yearly road trips around the U.S. This led to a fascination with international travel as well, so, in high school, I traveled to Costa Rica with my high school. This was just the beginning. As an undergrad, I studied abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand, which was an amazing experience. After graduating from college, I was unsure of what I wanted to do, so I worked in the hospitality field and traveled when I could. When I discovered I could work in study abroad, I chose to pursue my Master’s in International Education Management with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, which gave me the understanding of the international education field that I wanted before launching my career with CEA.
I have been lucky enough to travel to a large variety of countries, including Haiti, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, Fiji, Denmark, and Italy, and more. Of course, I hope to continue exploring the rest of the world as well as all of the beautiful spots within the U.S. When I’m not having adventures abroad, I entertain myself by playing volleyball, exploring nature, going to trivia nights, reading good books, and watching movies in the theater.
Some of my very first and fondest memories are the ones that I made while living in Japan with my family from ages five to seven. I don’t remember much, but the little I do remember—things such as images of cherry blossoms, the refrains of traditional songs, and the energy at local festivals—instilled a life-long passion for Japanese language and culture and languages and cultures in general.
After moving back to Arizona, I studied Japanese, German, and Russian at Northern Arizona University, where I majored in modern languages. I studied abroad in Fukuoka, Japan for a semester and volunteered to teach English to Japanese elementary school students. This experience inspired me to work abroad as an assistant language teacher on the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program for over three years in Fukushima, Japan. I also spent an additional two years working as an English teacher and international exchange program coordinator for a small town in Hokkaido, Japan.
As someone whose life was changed by studying and living abroad, I feel privileged to help CEA students with their own life-changing experiences. I want to help equip students with the knowledge they need to feel confident and excited about their upcoming international adventures. When I’m not at CEA, I enjoy watching Netflix, besting my friends at Mario Kart, playing with my dogs, and brushing up on my language skills for my next trip!
My Mom always emphasized memories over material things and instilled my love for travel at a young age. During my last semester of college, she encouraged and helped me pursue the amazing opportunity to intern and study abroad in Dublin, Ireland with CEA. I worked at The Rediscovery Centre, a small environmental sustainability non-profit, as a Marketing and Events Intern. I also attended the International School of Business and was a CEA MOJO Photojournalist. I made memories with friends at school and work from all across the world that I will cherish for a lifetime.
I was raised in Flagstaff, Arizona, and born and raised a Wildcat (Bear Down). I earned my Bachelor in Science in Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona at Eller College of Management. During college, I volunteered regularly, worked as a photographer for my school, attended all the ZonaZoo events I could, and started my own photography business, Cali Fisler Photography. I love photography, hiking, yoga, cooking, and experiencing new adventures!
I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Scotland, Belgium, Germany, Italy, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Portugal, the Bahamas, and all around the USA! I work at CEA as a Site Specialist to help students experience working and studying in another country.
As a Site Specialist, I provide thorough instruction and advice on all of students’ pre-departure logistics in a variety of our locations! I advise on everything from housing to courses to the student visa process. When I’m not at CEA I love to cook, travel, and go to concerts!Did you know? About 10 years ago I visited Kakum National Park, an undisturbed rainforest park in Ghana. I went up the Canopy Walkway and, after seven terrifying bridges, I finally made it to the rainforest canopy, where I saw a few monkeys and even heard an elephant!
I was born and raised in Wisconsin and studied Spanish and pre-nursing at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. While at La Crosse, I decided to study abroad in Granada, Spain. My study abroad experience was my first time leaving the United States (besides a family cruise), and it completely transformed my life! While I was abroad, I traveled to various countries and since then, I have continued to grow and expand my traveling experiences. So far I have been to Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Italy, Ireland, Iceland, the Bahamas, and The Netherlands. I hope to add many more places to my list soon!
After graduating from UW- La Crosse, I decided to pursue a career in International Education. Because of my own study abroad and traveling experiences, I became very passionate about international education and wanted to be able to inspire more students to go abroad. My passion for studying abroad led me to start working for CEA and begin my new adventures in Arizona.
While not at CEA, I enjoy traveling, playing sports, watching Netflix, reading, and spending time with my friends.