Welcome: Liam Missios Education Abroad Intern
Liam grew up in Northern Virginia and recently graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. At UMW, Liam tried to learn as much as he could about other parts of the world. He majored in economics, focusing on international trade and development, and completed coursework in other areas, including Middle East history. Hoping to improve his language skills and to learn more about Latin America, he participated in an education abroad program at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2015. Later on, he helped out with several fundraising campaigns for an NGO involved with development work in Honduras. This gave him the opportunity to travel to El Progreso, Honduras and witness the work that the NGO was doing there. He was also a member of the UMW Chamber Choir.
Since graduating from college, Liam has become increasingly drawn to education. He works part-time as a substitute teacher, teaching a variety of subjects to middle school and high school students, and he tutors an adult student in ESL. He hopes to teach English outside of the United States during the 2019-2020 school year.
Liam is thrilled to be joining the team at AMIDEAST Education Abroad. In addition to learning more about the administrative side of nonprofit work, he is excited to learn about why different individuals decide to study abroad and how studying abroad influences them.