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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.

In 2018 Fanny successfully completed the USATC training course, making her a leading expert on the American education system.

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”.

Yohann Duchatelle
Higher Education Counsellor (North Region)
Yohann Duchatelle
From his university years in Lille studying English Literature & Civilisation, Yohann quickly gets a taste for travelling by doing his third year of Bachelor in 1996 in Innsbrück -Austria – then his Master degree at Nottingham Trent University in England the following year. After one year of being a French assistant in a secondary school in Nottingham, he decides to do a Postgraduate Degree in Education at the University of Nottingham, and he becomes a MFL teacher in Portsmouth between 1999 and 2004. That year he decides to travel for 6 months backpacking around the world. Back in France after 8 years abroad, Yohann goes back to Uni to do a second Master degree in International Trade in Lille where he starts a new career as an international language schools agent. After a few years, he decides to create his own agency -IDEALANGUES – in 2010, while teaching English to Master degree students. His company quickly gets accredited and receives international awards for its pedagogical and innovative consulting approach. Yohann decides to join Study Experience in 2019 as the Hauts de France regional coordinator in parallel to his international language schools agent activity.
“Travelling, learning and teaching foreign languages have been my life for more than 20 years now. This experience has enabled me to go beyond my limits and create my own agency doing what I like best in life : going abroad and sharing cross cultural experiences. Joining the Study Experience team is a natural step as it is very complementary to my other professional activities. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to help French students achieve their dreams abroad.”
Rafael Guenoun
Conseiller et rédacteur professionnel
Rafael Guenoun

Mordu de culture Anglo-Saxonne et voyageur dans l’âme, Rafael a étudié et travaillé au Canada anglophone et aux États-Unis, où il réside aujourd’hui. Diplômé en science politique et en commerce international, il a aussi été l’un des premiers membres de l’aventure Study Experience, lors de la création de la structure, en 2010. Aujourd’hui, il assiste chaque étudiant de Study Experience dans la rédaction et la réécriture de la lettre de motivation, élément essentiel de tout dossier de demande d’admission.

« Curieux de tout et des autres, j’apprécie l’opportunité de lire les textes des étudiants, d’apprendre d’eux, et de les accompagner dans leur projet d’études à l’étranger. Un projet qui – j’en ai la certitude – changera leur vie autant qu’il a changé la mienne : immensément ! »

Harriet Godkin-Haywood
Placement student
Harriet Godkin-Haywood

Harriet is a student at the University of Bath in England where she studies French and Spanish with European Studies. Before beginning her university studies, she took a Gap Year in Montpellier with the aim of improving her level of French. After six months of studying in a language school, she successfully passed the DALF examination, obtaining a C1 level. Furthermore, her summer motorbike trips have allowed her to discover almost all of Europe in a unique manner, fulfilling her love for travel, languages and meeting new people. Harriet is currently completing an internship in Paris at Study Experience.

“Travelling enriches our spirit; it helps us not only to better understand the world in which we live, but also to meet new people from all over the world and to form long-lasting friendships. I am thrilled to be a part of a team which is encouraging French students to embark upon the incredible and unforgettable experience that is studying abroad.” 

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