Meet Adriana!

Introducing Adriana Robertson!

AdrianaAdriana graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a minor in Psychology. From a young age Adriana was drawn to travel and working with underserved populations. At age sixteen she began spending her summers doing service work in developing countries and her junior year in college she studied abroad in Argentina. After graduating Adriana moved to Peru to begin a fellowship through the Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) fellowship program. Thus far she has traveled to over 20 countries and aspires to travel the world in the years to come.
Adriana has worked several years in the fields of public health, international and community development, and education. Due to her love of yoga and her desire to make it accessible to underserved communities, Adriana began teaching yoga and meditation in recent years. In her free time, she enjoys being in nature, biking, hiking, dancing, practicing yoga, cooking, traveling, reading, and connecting with people.
Being half-Peruvian and growing up biculturally, Adriana feels a deep connection with the people and land in Peru. In addition to having lived in Peru for a few years, she has traveled there many times. Adriana is excited to return in June with your group and share her knowledge and love of the country with you. She will travel with your group for the duration of the trip to provide support and to facilitate a deep and meaningful experience for you.

What’s an OPC? 

As part of your customized faculty-led program abroad, you will be led and supported by a CISabroad On-Site Program Coordinator (OPC). OPCs are experienced and well trained staff members, there to ensure the schedule goes according to plan. Each OPC attends an extensive training program that involves a range of modules – risk management, emergency response, safety, logistics’, cultural awareness, communication, culture shock, budgeting, social media, La Vida Local and customer service.

The primary role of the OPC is to facilitate the in-country implementation of the assigned customized program, by providing safety / emergency response and logistical support. During the program, the OPC is responsible for managing the day-to-day logistics of the assigned customized program and providing in-country support to both the faculty and students. Using personal travel experience, professional work experience (and where possible language knowledge), the OPC will help create a program environment that is safe and culturally engaging. The CISabroad OPC may or may not be an in country local. The majority of CISabroad OPCs are expats from the US, who have travelled, lived, volunteered, or worked abroad in the program destination.

The OPC is not a registered tour guide nor expected to provide tours of sites visited during the program. If the program is one that requires specific guided tours of various sites, these will be provided separately. The OPC provides a general neighborhood walking tour to help the group identify the nearest bank/ATM, pharmacy, laundry-mat, grocery store and other similar conveniences.

The OPC’s role allows Faculty to focus on the academic objectives and the students to make the most of their time overseas!