Wondering who is on the other end of the phone line, behind the computer screen, or out on the road scouting the best places and projects for your students?

Here is just a small sampling of our team members that will help you bring your program vision to life. We are happy to chat via email, telephone, or video and can also arrange in-person meetings at your institution or at conferences, such as NAFSA, ACTFL, and Forum.

We are not only experts in creating and managing meaningful faculty-led programs; we also care deeply about the impact that AEA programs have on the participants and the people and places visited. In each country that AEA operates, we provide a local country manager, a program manager, local guides, a 24-hour emergency hotline, and an unforgettable learning experience.


Managing Director

Sam is based in Portland, OR and manages AEA. Before starting AEA, he lived in Asia for ten years. He returns anually just to eat. A great day starts with a Vietnamese coffee.


Head of Partnerships

Sunny has lived and traveled in Asia, Latin America, and Jordan + adventured to South Africa and parts of Europe. She is certified in Sustainable Tourism and is often on the road, working with our global team to scout the best destinations and experiences for our clients.


Head of Program Development

Jamie is based in Portland, Maine, and manages programs mostly originating from the East Coast. She’s lived in Europe, traveled extensively in Latin America and speaks killer Spanish.


Program Manager

Linh is based in Portland, OR and manages some of our programs to Latin America. She’s also an excellent Vietnam resource. Nothing makes her happier than seeing her two boys play together.


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