Olivia Ghiz

Title

Admissions Counselor

Contact Info
oghiz@fieldstudies.org 978.219.5124
Education

BA in Spanish and International Studies
College of Charleston (SC, USA)

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Olivia graduated from the College of Charleston with degrees in Spanish and International Studies, focusing on Latin America. She spent her college years looking for ways to engage with global learning outside of the classroom, taking two short-term study abroad trips to Honduras and Cuba and later spending a semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When she was on campus, she served as a peer mentor to freshmen honors students, tutored Spanish, and led campus tours.

After graduation she continued to pursue her passion for international education and student affairs. She worked for her alma mater as a Site Director for the iCharleston bridge program for two years. In this role she lived in London, advising and supervising a cohort of freshman students during a fall semester abroad. Later, Olivia traveled to León, Nicaragua where she lived for three months and earned her TEFL/TESOL certification. She is currently working towards a Master of Education degree through James Madison University and the University of Salamanca, which focuses on Spanish language and culture.

Olivia was thrilled to join the SFS admissions team in 2018. Her own international experiences have been transformative, and she is enthusiastic to be able to help students on their own journey of global learning as an Admissions Counselor.