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We celebrate those who step out of their comfort zones. Those who embrace new cultures. Most importantly, those who empower others and create change in the world. #XploreTheWorld believes education abroad opportunities are essential for academic advancement and personal growth. We honor the beauty of the world and the fearless people who discover just how far they can go as they #XploreTheWorld.

Meet our Explorers

Ty Boyer (Virginia)

Work Hard: History Teacher
Explore Harder: Hunting, Fishing, Kayaking, Hiking, Boating
Favorite Spot: Blue Ridge Mountains

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Gina B. (California)

Work Hard: Physicist
Explore Harder: Snowboarding, Weightlifting, Traveling
Favorite Spot: Any and all National Parks

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Lizzie Heine (Missouri)

Work Hard: Yoga Instructor
Explore Harder: Irish Dance, Travel, Hiking, Rock Climbing
Favorite Spot: Ozark Trail

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Ed Donahue (PA & Florida)

Work Hard: Retired Police Detective
Explore Harder: Fishing, Traveling, Hunting, Hiking, Shooting
Favorite Spot: Allegheny National Forest

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Janelle Erickson (Virginia)

Work Hard: Teacher
Explore Harder: Running, Kayaking, Reading, Traveling
Favorite Spot: Outer Banks, North Carolina

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Finnian Rattay (Everywhere)

Work Hard: Professional Napper
Explore Harder: Running, Playing, Chasing
Favorite Spot: Kayaking the Allegheny River

Get to know Finn