CEA Aix-en-Provence, France Directory
Aix-en-Provence, France Leadership
Growing up in a multicultural family in the south of France, Isabelle developed a passion for international experiences. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations & Intercultural Communication from Sciences Po Aix, and decided to pursue a career beyond French borders after completing an exchange program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Isabelle has worked in international higher education for over ten years. She has served on the admissions team for a study abroad provider based in Vermont, and on the onsite staff for the Paris campus of St John's University. She has also led multiple short-term programs to Tanzania and Morocco.
Isabelle finds it particularly rewarding to help students develop resourcefulness and confidence that accelerate their education and career. In her leadership position, she endeavors to provide students with a meaningful experience abroad by challenging them beyond what they think they can do, connecting them to the world beyond their familiar bubble, and building a community in which they care about each other and about others, fostering empathy and curiosity.
In her spare time, Isabelle can be found teaching yoga classes, training in a boxing ring, and cooking with a great deal of spices.
Aix-en-Provence, France Team
After a French language exchange in Paris at the age of 16, Aisling had her first taste of life outside of rural Ireland. This experience was a defining one and she has spent the last 6 years living and working in international settings. She holds a master’s degree in International and Intercultural Negotiation and has experience working with school students in Spain and France to facilitate English language learning as well as with French college students before their departure for study and work abroad programs in the United States, Australia or London.
Aisling is passionate about education and the benefits of international experiences for students. Being of service to students in order to facilitate their intercultural and personal development in international settings is one of her key motivators. She is particularly interested in helping students develop their intercultural skills in order to help them acclimatize to their new home and firmly believes that intercultural awareness is a key tool in better understanding not only a student’s host country, but also themselves on a deeper level.
In her spare time, Aisling can be found taking yoga classes in La Torse park, reading or cooking in her home or on a hike in Marseille’s famous Calanques.