Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau
Emma Schultz has been with Dreams Abroad since its inception. Initially beginning as a writer, Emma has helped develop and run new and existing programs. She served as Dreams Abroad’s first Operations Manager and is currently a Consultant on the team.
Emma undeniably developed a love for travel and culture during her childhood. She visited destinations all over the world with her mother, uncle, and various cousins. Excited and engaged by the new places, customs, and people she encountered along the way, Emma went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in anthropology, focusing on culture.
During Emma’s time as an undergraduate, she studied abroad twice. Her first time studying overseas was in Tanzania, conducting independent and original ethnographic fieldwork for a summer. After that, Emma moved abroad for an academic year to study in Copenhagen, Denmark where she also enjoyed the opportunity to travel in Europe extensively. Both experiences, which were quite different, encouraged her to seek out as much of the world as she could.
Following her college graduation in 2016, Emma relocated to Madrid, Spain. There, she taught English for two years, interned for the Association of North American University Programs in Spain (APUNE), and completed a yearlong intensive Spanish language program. Living and working in Spain unquestionably taught her new things about culture, communication, and herself. In the summer of 2019, Emma returned to the US to pursue a master’s degree in International Education Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She has recently moved back to Spain to complete her degree and is looking forward to a career in Education Abroad Management and International Education.