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Our Advisors

Our team of Study Experience advisors have been formed to bring you the best possible advice. All of our advisors have personal experience in studying abroad and have completed professional training to ensure Study Experience clients receive excellent care and guidance. Our advisors are here to help you, so please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us!

 

Marc McHugo
Co-Founder & Director
Marc McHugo

Marc is Franco-British. A former student of the “Lycee-International de Saint Germain-en-Laye“, Marc was educated in England and graduated from the University of Bath in 2007 before spending time in New Zealand and Australia under the working holiday scheme. In 2008, Marc helped develop IDP Education in France before founding Study Experience in 2010 with the goal of fostering and developing academic opportunities for students seeking study abroad. In 2015, Marc completed his Masters in Intercultural Management at the University of Paris-Dauphine. Today, Marc is a certified counselor for all Study Experience partner countries (British Council and UCAS for England, New Zealand, Australia, and PIER ITAC for the rest of the world). Marc is the author of “Etudier au Royaume-Uni”, published in 2013 by Studyrama, and “Etudier au Canada”, published in late 2015.

“Few endeavors provide the same level of opportunity as studying abroad. Students who study abroad explore new horizons as well as themselves. You can prepare effectively for the future while enjoying the present !”

Pascal Carré
Co-Founder & Director for Belgium
Pascal Carré

Following a period of study in Belgium (Languages and Translation), Pascal opened and ran language travel agencies in Brussels in 1992 and France in 2000. Following his success in language travel, co-founding Study Experience was the next logical step. Study Experience is the culmination of Pascal’s desire to provide an opportunity for young students seeking internship and study opportunities to realize their ambition. In 2015, Pascal received British Council accreditation as an advisor for graduate studies abroad and created the Belgian branch of Study Experience.

“Studying abroad and overseas training has changed my life. The experiences opened my eyes to the world and other cultures. Traveling and communicating in other languages has become a passion of mine, and I feel there’s no better investment in one’s future than studying abroad.”

Alice Barbier
Higher Education Counsellor
Alice Barbier

Following the completion of a degree in English, Alice spent a year in the UK teaching French in a high school near Birmingham. Upon return to France, Alice completed a Masters degree in Educational Mobility at ESPE Caen.

Alice’s international experience and training has allowed her to work extensively with the French-American Fullbight Commission, where she was able to advise many students looking for information on studying in the United States and developing a solid understanding of the American university system.

Following her time working with the Fullbright Commission, Alice was hired by Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan where she was responsible for incoming mobility programs in the international relations department.

Today, Alice is an advisor for Study Experience and is ready to assist you with your international project. As of 2016, Alice is the first counsellor in France to attain USATC accreditation.

“Going abroad has radically changed my life and opened many doors for me. I am delighted to serve students with my knowledge and skills, and strive to enable them in their desire to experience a life-changing study abroad experience.”

Marlène Guillemaut
Higher Education Counsellor (Rhône-Alpes Region)
Marlène Guillemaut

Following the completion of an Associate’s Degree in Real Estate, Marlene spent two years in Sydney and received her Advanced Diploma in Business Management. The combination of her experience and academic success landed Marlene a prestigious marketing assistant position in a company based in Portsmouth. Following her time in Portsmouth, Marlene was hired by IBM’s HR team and spent time in Budapest.

Before joining Study Experience in 2013, Marlene spent six years in the French liaison office for a study abroad company based in Australia. In 2015, Marlene received British Council accreditation as an advisor for graduate studies abroad.

“I’m happy to offer students the wisdom of my experience and help them realize opportunities to study abroad. I am fortunate to represent many excellent schools and universities offering a variety of programs and courses, and it’s a pleasure helping students prepare their applications and proposals for such schools.”

Fanny Michaud
Higher Education Counsellor (Alsace-Lorraine Region)
Fanny Michaud

Following the completion of a BA in English, Fanny spent a year in England before returning to finish her European and International studies is Strasbourg. Fanny’s experience and expertise have allowed her to work in a variety of international, multicultural, and multilingual positions around Europe. In 2011, Fanny moved to Montreal and worked two years as an international student counselor at YMCA of Montreal. Following her return to Europe, Fanny has worked as a project manager and communications specialist for the school, and remains in permanent contact with her Canadian counterparts. Fanny currently works as a Regional Delegate for Alsace-Lorraine and Franche-Comte for Study Experience.

Simon Eason
Higher Education Counsellor (Brittany Region)
Simon Eason

After secondary studies in Yorkshire and a first semester at the University of Lancaster (UK), Simon decided to cross the Channel to France to realise his ambition of living and studying abroad. After a foundation program in French as a foreign language, he studied language and literature for five years and obtained a master’s degree from the University of Brest, Brittany. Simon then taught English for many years in both the private sector and in higher education. Throughout this period he advised and assisted a great number of students looking for work and study abroad opportunities. Today, Simon works as a specialist study abroad advisor to help as many students as possible to benefit from a successful international experience.

“Living and studying abroad has opened so many doors for me. I’m absolutely convinced that today, more than ever before, studying abroad is one of the very best investments a young person can make, both on a personal and professional level. I am delighted to be able to advise and assist students on the road to a successful study abroad experience”.

François Saiz
Higher Education Counsellor (French Polynesia)
François Saiz

Following completion of degrees in engineering and business at UPF Tahiti, Francois turned to international studies early through the Erasmus exchange in 1987 and became the Director of International Relations for ENI Tarbes. During his time, Francois has helped over 1,000 French and foreign students participate in fruitful exchanges with a network of universities across a variety of continents.

At UNIT, Francois helped create a student exchange program for engineers in France, the European Project Semester. Through the program, students conduct research projects and multicultural training.

As the Regional Advisor for Polynesia since January, 2016, Francois aims to help French students in the Southern Pacific discover internship and study opportunities around the world while experiencing new cultures and points of view.

“To live is to look beyond the horizon, to look for what’s behind the hill, to venture off the beaten track to better understand the world of men and better know yourself.”

Rafael Guenoun
Rafael Guenoun

An Anglo-Saxon culture aficionado and a traveler at heart, Rafael has studied and spent time in Canada, France, and the United States. A graduate with degrees in politics, international business, marketing, and accounting, Rafael was one of the first to join Study Experience and assisted with the formation of the company in 2010. Today, Rafael assists students in the writing and editing of their cover letters and provides virtual assistant services on behalf of his company, Le Back-Office, LLC.

“My travels and studies abroad have allowed me to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and fostered my taste for discovery. With a deep curiosity and passion for meeting and learning about new people and cultures, I appreciate the opportunity to learn about prospective students through their cover letters, and enjoy supporting them in developing their applications; a process that I am certain will change their lives as much as it has changes mine: immensely.”

Nadia Wildt
Placement Student
Nadia Wildt

Although Nadia grew up in South Africa while speaking Italian at home, she decided to go abroad and study International Management with French at the University of Bath. She aims to finish this Honours degree in 2020. Before her studies in the UK, she took a gap year working in an extremely international environment in Switzerland. These few years abroad have taught her several skills, from being more adaptable, to understanding different cultures and languages better. She is currently doing her internship at Study Experience in Paris for six months.

“Leaving behind all that I knew was one of the hardest, yet one of the best decisions I have made. Being immersed in a completely different culture is invaluable. It has opened doors and has created opportunities that I had never even dreamt of. Through every new experience, I learn something completely new about myself, and I love it !”

James Gallagher-Harrison
Placement Student
James Gallagher-Harrison

James is a British student from Sheffield Hallam University. Passionate about languages ​​and driven by business, he decided to pursue his studies in international business with languages (Spanish & French). He is currently on his placement year, and will spend the next six months on the Study Experience team. He previously studied in Spain for a semester through the Erasmus + programme, giving him a taste of what it is like as to experience studying abroad.

“Spending time abroad really does change you for the better. It opens so many doors along the way. I am delighted to be part of a team that encourages and offers people the opportunity to study abroad. If I had one piece of advice for those wanting to study abroad it would be to just go for it. You will not regret it.”

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