Hi there! 👋 I’m Megan Lee. I am an experienced editor, international educator, travel writer, and content marketer skilled in all things #socialmedia, external team management, fostering community, and revamping and implementing effective email marketing strategies.
I have worked in international education in a variety of roles for the past seven years, with all of my job titles falling under one overarching pursuit: learn how to better serve college and high school students as they pursue meaningful travel in foreign countries.
I have been actively asking myself:
What is it that students want? What is it that students struggle with? What could be done to help the experience have a more long-lasting impact on a student? How can we set students up for success upon returning to their home communities?
And even more importantly:
How can we maximize the education potential for the experience abroad in such a finite amount of time? What activities, programming, style, or teaching methods are the most productive and engaging? What can educators do to better help students achieve learning outcomes?
Now the Director of GoAbroad.com, I am combining my skills of writing and project management with my love for experiential education. Tackling the non-commercial side of the business allows me to think creatively about resources that are needed by future young travelers, to innovate tools that will make their experience journeying away, home, and back again more intentional. I am also working on a Student Affairs & Higher Education Certificate at Colorado State University (Go Rams!) to increase my knowledge of the inner-workings of college campuses and students.
In my free time, you can find me whipping up content for websites like Premier Internships Ireland, the Foundation for International Education, and the American Gap Association, among others. I can also usually be found hiking around beautiful Colorado, at fussy coffee shops typing furiously on my laptop, or engaging in conversation with strangers (that’s the best!).
It is my chief belief that traveling has the potential to unleash positive impacts on the world at large. However, traveling alone doesn’t do the trick. It takes conscious, concerted effort, sensitivity, and curiosity. Interacting in a foreign culture alongside strangers diminishes the “us” vs. “them” mentality and allows for more collaborative, collective thinking and joint visions for the future. It’s this mindset that I advocate for and humbly hope underscores all of my writing.