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Susan Schai
Susan Schai
Director of Programs

 

As one of the original founders of Scholastic Expeditions, Susan has been passionate about student travel her entire life. She spent her junior year of high school abroad as a Rotary Foreign Exchange student-- a time that she now reflects back on as one of the most defining periods of her life. She discovered a gift for languages and a love of culture that continues unabated to this day. Subsequent expeditions doing field research in Mexico during her college years and exploring over twenty other countries in the course of her travels have led seamlessly into Susan’s career, seeding it with a rich history of hands-on world studies. In college, her subjects were Political Science and Biology, both of which have made themselves useful in her current role with Scholastic Expeditions.

You will find Susan wearing many hats within the organization, as she is interested in all aspects of educational travel. She is exceptionally proud of what Scholastic Expeditions has become, and loves seeing the looks on kid’s faces when they are experiencing the amazing flora and fauna of Costa Rica. To her, there is nothing better than hearing from a teacher that yet another student has been influenced to continue in the life sciences or has been inspired to activism as a result of their experience on their program. She looks forward to developing more programs involving hands-on science in thrilling destinations that promote conservation and eco-economies as a force of global conservation.

  • Susan Schai
    Director of Programs