Meet Jessica Jones!

Jessica Jones, Manager, Customized Faculty-Led Programs

OPC Jess Jones photoJess graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in French and Comparative Religion. Raised as a third culture kid Jess has still lived more of her life outside of the United States than in it. She was born in India and grew up in Kuwait, Pakistan, Indonesia and graduated from high school in Abu Dhabi. After all of that, Jess’ biggest culture shock (still to this day) was moving “home” to her passport country, to Mississippi. It was during an attempted escape from the U.S. on a semester study abroad program to the Loire Valley, France, Jess discovered deeply set roots in the Southern U.S. and decided after this life changing realization that the field of education abroad was simply where she belongs. Before moving to MA to manage the Customized Faculty-Led Programs team at CISabroad, Jess worked as interim director of the Office of International Programs at her alma mater. During her tenure at Southern Miss Jess managed several faculty-led programs on the ground in France and the England. Jess has managed CISabroad faculty-led programs in France, England, Ireland, Singapore, Israel, Jordan, Scotland, Indonesia, China and Thailand. She currently lives in Northampton with her husband and their cat, and in her spare time she enjoys being outdoors (even in the winter), people watching, making jewelry, and planning her next overseas adventure.

Jess will travel with your group during your entire time in on the program and will be there to support you in every way possible to ensure your program abroad is a safe, meaningful and positive one. Jess looks forward to meeting and getting to know you soon!