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Erin Cain, Site Specialist

I grew up in O’Fallon, Illinois, just outside of St. Louis, but after high school I decided to become a southerner and go to college at the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) There, I studied International Studies and Economics along with a minor in Spanish and, of course, spent plenty of time cheering on the Tide at football games.

In my International Studies major, I chose to focus on Latin America and my love for studying the world only grew from there! My interest in this region led me to study abroad in Viña del Mar, Chile, so I could experience firsthand some of what I had been studying in the classroom. I had the most amazing time living with a host family and exploring the incredible variety of Chilean life, and though I haven’t yet had the opportunity to do much more travelling, I can’t wait to go back!

As a Site Specialist, I’m excited to help students identify what they want out of a study abroad experience and work with them to find the perfect program. I’m here for support, guidance, and enthusiasm in helping students achieve their goals! When I’m not at CEA, I love to spend time outdoors, bake, read, take naps, and spend time with friends.

Did you know? Before I moved to Illinois, I was born in a pink hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. My dad grew up on Oahu, and my parents have moved back since retiring, so I am lucky to get to visit about once a year.

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