Annalee Jones

Global Programs Coordinator

Education Background

  • Master of Arts in International Education Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Studies, Miami University

Travel Background

When I was a student at Miami, I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks the summer after my freshman year volunteering as an English teacher at a summer camp in Israel. I stayed with a host family who predominantly spoke Arabic, and no English. I love the multicultural town I was in as this was where I fell in love with the challenge of navigating different cultural environments and the reward of forming connections with people on the other side of the world. I followed this experience later in my academic career with a semester studying in Nice, France where I worked on my French language skills and traveled to different European cities. Upon graduation, I was looking for my next opportunity abroad in a completely new location for me, so I decided to spend a year working as an English Teacher in South Korea, which became a home for me. I'm looking forward to a lifetime of travel, meeting new people, and learning about other cultures.

Travel Tip

Set goals for yourself! Consider why you want to travel, what you want to gain from the experience, and how you can make that happen. The experience goes by quickly, but setting goals beforehand can help you make sure that you make the most of the unique opportunities that will be presented to you.