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CEA French Riviera, France Directory


French Riviera, France Leadership

Kristin Kerr
Program Director

Kristin's role is the day-to-day management of CEA's French Riviera and Berlin programs, including student services, host institution relations, local vendor relations, program academics, student evaluations, health and safety, and office administration.

Kristin earned a master's degree in German language and Literature from the University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis, France, and is fluent in English, German, and French. Prior joining CEA, she worked as a Program Planner in London for a U.S. organization specializing in educational tours of Europe for high school students, as well as a Program Director for a study abroad organization in Paris, Cannes, and Krakow, Poland.

A native of Leipzig, Germany, Kristin has lived and worked in France, Germany, England, Poland, and Canada. Kristin loves the great outdoors and would love to run a marathon in Alaska one day.

The best piece of advice Kristin would give to students going overseas is, "Make the most of every minute of this experience. It will be with you for the rest of your life."

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French Riviera, France Team

Mélanie Levast
Program Coordinator

Mélanie grew up in the French Riviera and holds a master's degree in Languages, Cultures and International affairs from La Rochelle University. As a program coordinator, she helps students with their everyday struggles, cultural concerns and gives them tips on how to enjoy the Riviera lifestyle like a local.

She vividly remembers being 19 and feeling the itch to leave her small village to go on an adventure. Before joining CEA, she explored Southeast Asia, studied a year in China, and worked in India for a few months. If Melanie could have a quick word with any student about studying abroad, she would tell them: Embrace the unknown because whether you do it right or wrong, it will flip your world inside out!

Mélanie’s favorite things: cats, spicy food, and adventure stories.

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