As a high school American History teacher, I
saw firsthand how exchange students could enhance classroom discussions
and bring the world alive for the students in our rural high school. I
began my career in student exchange as a local Area Representative for a
large exchange program, then as one of several Regional Counselors,
handing student issues for approximately 250 students per year. Seeing the
need for a smaller, more personal program, I founded Global Insights in
1996 with the goal of building a small, high-quality organization. That
goal was realized by setting student numbers based on our capacity to find
quality host families, as well as working only with international agents
who screen student applicants well and who understand the importance of
maintaining high standards.
Because I started my career in student exchange as a local Area
Representative, I understand that without local Area Representatives, no
exchange program could operate. I strive each day to make sure the Global
Insights Area Representatives feel supported and appreciated for their
efforts. I am very proud of the current Global Insights Area
Representative network and feel it’s a privilege to work closely with so
many selfless and giving individuals - folks who are dedicating to
offering this once-in-a-lifetime experience to so many young people from
around the world.
I look forward to continuing to promote cultural exchange and hope you
will consider joining our Global Family!
Sherry lives in Marietta, a suburb of Atlanta, with her
and their Boxer, Georgia.
Area Representative Network
Global Insights has established a network of experienced Area
Representatives who live all across the United States and work with the
National Office Staff to place and supervise our students. They come
from all walks of life and contribute greatly to make Global Insights a