Meet Our Team:
In less than two hours Sheree can pack a suitcase for a two-month stint abroad. She's traveled to 40 countries, she speaks English and Spanish fluently (and is currently working on Portuguese and Italian). In 2014 Sheree gave up her career, car and apartment, rented a small storage unit and embarked on an ambitious year-long solo sojourn around the globe.
Since 2002 Sheree has created and directed language and cultural immersion programs in the United States, Costa Rica, Spain and France. As a direct beneficiary of immersion programs (she studied Spanish and lived with local families for many summers in Spain and Costa Rica), she knows first-hand how these experiences help people from around the world connect at the deepest human level possible, something that could never be duplicated in a classroom or in a conference workshop. Sheree's extensive experiences abroad at an early age led her to earn a Master's Degree in Spanish Language with an emphasis in Second Language Acquisition. Since 2001 Sheree has taught both English and Spanish to non-native speakers, both in the U.S. and internationally.
In her free time she can be found researching her next trip, enjoying a glass of Alentejo wine or spending the day walking around her favorite cities. And now as the "creative brain" behind Immersa Global's programs, she happily bounces around the globe visiting the different site locations and laying the groundwork for future projects.
Click here to read the recent Vires 2018 Fall/Winter cover story about Sheree and Immersa Global.
Ana Nogueira, Portugal Program Director
Born of Portuguese heritage and raised in Mozambique, Africa, Ana has always been fascinated with exploring the world. She has traveled to 27 countries and when she’s not on the road, she happily shares her beautiful city of Lisbon with visitors from around the globe.
Ana's passion for globetrotting led her to study Hospitality Business Management. She has acquired vast experience in Quality Assurance, Management Systems, Customer Satisfaction, and Food Safety Management. Most recently Ana has combined all of her experiences and realized her life-long dream by creating an upscale hostel in a beautiful historic building in one of Lisbon’s most affluent neighborhoods. This innovative concept of high-end yet affordable short-term lodging has been so successful that Ana just recently acquired and opened more residences throughout Lisbon.
Ana's love of sharing Portugal with the world is palpable. On any given day, you’ll see (or hear) her happily indulging her guests at Royal Prince Hostel with regional baked goods, mini Portuguese lessons or impromptu wine tastings. (All of which she does while skillfully switching back and forth from English to Spanish to Portuguese!)
If you’d like to learn more about Ana’s projects click here.