Mission

Team At ESA, we believe in travel with a purpose. We are dedicated to creating experiences that are guided by educational inquiry and fostered by our values:

  • Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
  • Respect for People and the Environment
  • Appreciation for Arts and Culture
  • Community Engagement
  • Inclusion
Mission

Team

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Lynn Wallace  ESA Founder

Lynn Wallace

Lynn has worked professionally in the field of international education for over a decade as a researcher, educator, and program coordinator in the United States and abroad. Lynn founded Educational Services Abroad to fulfill her aspiration to work cross-culturally and create top-quality educational experiences that engage students with the local culture.

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Alicia Castillo

Alicia Castillo  Barcelona Resident Director

Alicia Castillo

Alicia Castillo has ample experience working with American and international students as a professor of Art History in Barcelona. She also understands what it is like to be a foreign student since she did her undergraduate degree in England and Master's in Holland. Alicia is passionate about international education and loves sharing her native Catalan culture and affection for the city of Barcelona with students and faculty.

Alicia Castillo
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Miriam Elía  Sevilla Resident Director

Miriam Elía

Miriam has a degree in Translation and Interpreting and a Masters in International Relations – both from the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville (UPO). She was born and bred in Seville and has studied abroad in Germany and the United States and worked in the UK. She has been working in the educational travel and study abroad field since 2010 and is eager to help students immerse in the Spanish culture and daily life by arranging cultural activities and trips.

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European Program Leaders

European Program Leaders  

European Program Leaders

ESA selects program leaders throughout Europe to provide on-site support for our short-term programs. We extensively train our coordinators to assure an outstanding and safe experience for the participants and faculty.

European Program Leaders