About us

1. Mission & Values
At GeoVisions, we're not just about cultural exchange programs – we're all about turning dreams into reality and helping you reach your life goals. We understand that each client and participant is a unique individual, which is why our commitment to authenticity and a personal touch is woven into every aspect of what we do. 1 / 4 Mission & Values
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2. Individualized Approach
Our goal is to provide customized solutions that cater to the distinct needs and aspirations of our clients and participants. We firmly believe that every interaction should be approached with genuine care, meticulous attention to detail, and a profound understanding of individual goals and preferences. Your journey is one-of-a-kind, and so are the services we offer. 2 / 4 Individualised Approach
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3. A Passion for Quality
Quality isn't just an aim for us; it's the very foundation that our work is built upon. We put immense thought into designing our programs, carefully choosing our trusted partners and providers, and making excellence our top priority. We understand that it's the pursuit of quality that creates transformative and meaningful moments for everyone involved. 3 / 4 A Passion for Quality
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4. Your Trusted Partner
We go beyond being a mere service provider – we're your trusted partner on the journey toward fulfilling dreams and achieving life goals. With a blend of passion, professionalism, and a personal touch, we aim to surpass your expectations and collaborate with you as an equal partner in your experience. 4 / 4 Your Trusted Partner
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Meet the Team

Jimmy Brazelton

Managing Director
Jimmy is a passionate advocate for the power of cultural exchange. Having spent more than 20 years in intercultural education, including university international offices and organizations of all sizes, he is excited to be leading the incredible GeoVisions team.

Katie Porter

Director of Recruitment
Katie has passion for cultural exchange and a resume abundant with international education. Katie advises people to travel as much and as far as you can, because she believes life is not meant to be lived in one place!

Dr. Deborah Russell

Director of Education
Deborah has a passion for teaching and learning with over 30 years of experience in the field of education. She loves meeting new people, exploring new places, and feels that travel as the ultimate learning experience.

Jamie Banjak

Director of Program Management
Jamie’s background is rich in cultural exchange, having worked with participants, communities, stakeholders and even as a host company employer herself! She’s a Southern outdoor girl who can be found on beaches, kayaks, and hiking trails or lounging around with her dogs. Jamie loves travel, eating, and exploring her way around the world!

Hannah Gilman

Intern & Trainee Program Lead
Hannah has experience studying and teaching abroad and loves to expand her perspectives, not only through travel and cultural exchange, but also through books. She is an avid reader and Boston Bruins hockey fan – true to her New England roots.

Berkay Akcay

Compliance Coordinator
Originally from Turkey, Berkay was able to participate in J1 programs multiple times while he was student. He loves meeting people and learning new things about the world and is proud to be working in cultural exchange.

Alushca Botha

Partner Account Manager
After 5 years of travelling and working in the cruise industry, Alushca found her next adventure in the cultural exchange program. She resides in Cape Town, South Africa and loves to stay connected to the world in her role. She loves outdoors, running and staying fit.

Madeleine Lange

Program Manager
Madeleine resides in Austin, TX and has been working with students and partners for over 6 years. She is excited to bring her experience in higher education and the tech start-up space to GeoVisions! When not working, she loves exploring the Austin food scene, hiking and spending time with her cattle dog mix Juno!

Elaindre Mentor

Program Account & Support Specialist
Elaindre is deeply passionate about cultural exchange, such as, community engagement, global cuisine and creating meaningful connections between people from diverse backgrounds. At the heart of her service is a dedication to delivering exceptional customer experience. She prides herself on her attention to detail, responsiveness and being resourceful. In her downtime, she enjoys listening to music, playing her bass guitar, reading, and spending time with her family.

Courtney Cupido

Program Account & Support Specialist
With a love for travel and experiencing different cultures, Courtney is passionate about working in the cultural exchange industry. She enjoys meeting new people from all walks of life, connecting on music, cuisine, and creative arts. She loves spending time with her family and friends and watching classic films in her spare time.

Lauren Daniels

Partner Account Manager
Lauren is a passionate traveler and advocate for cultural exchange. With several years in international education, she is excited to be a part of the team here at GeoVisions. In her free time, she loves being outdoors, gardening, and playing with her dog, Daphne

Kirk Ruiters

Program Account & Support Specialist
I have previously worked in the Aviation Industry for 6 years and spent the last 2 years working in the Support Department. My aim is to use my love for travel and experiencing new cultures to create and foster new relationships in the cultural exchange space. Living in Cape Town, I enjoy being in nature and spending time being active outdoors.

Join our passionate team and make a global impact.

If you’re committed to quality, authenticity, and helping others explore the world, consider a career with GeoVisions. We’re a close-knit community that values your dedication and your ideas. Visit our LinkedIn page to see all available open positions at GeoVisions.


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