The Perfect Team — 4 Continents, 7 Languages and Over 60 Years of Experience Creating Unique Immersive Experiences Around the World!
Our professional backgrounds are as diverse as our native tongues. However, we all believe that authentic cultural immersion is the best way to experience a new country, connect with new people and even learn a new language.
In less than 90 minutes Sheree can pack a suitecase for a two-month stint abroad. She's traveled to 39 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 Chateauneuf-du-Pape 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.
If you'd like to see Sheree's most memorable moment on a recent trip to Cuba, click here.
Eldad Brin, Israel Program Director
Eldad can take you on an unforgettable journey through the mysterious alleys and underground systems of Jerusalem’s Old City, while explaining the area’s tumultuous history, in various languages! He’s a true globetrotter. With just a backpack, a simple digital camera and his passport, he’ll disappear for months at a time discovering and photographing the nooks and crannies of intriguing spaces all around the world…..so far 65 countries and counting! To have a peek at the world through Eldad's camera lens, click here.
When back in Israel, Eldad is one of the most sought-after licensed tour guides around. He’s absolutely passionate about sharing his country with everyone, especially the city of his birth, the complex and often misunderstood Jerusalem.
Eldad’s love for history, politics, architecture and urban planning has led him to earn a Master's Degree in Geography and Urban and Regional Studies. As a lifelong teacher (and student) of the world, Eldad is currently working on his Ph.D specializing in the Urban Development of Jerusalem During the Mid-20th Century.
If you’d like to learn more about Eldad Brin, click here.
Ana Nogueira, Portugal Program Director
Born and raised in Mozambique, Africa, of Portuguese heritage, 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 lead 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 is opening up more residences in the Spring of 2016!
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!)
Ana’s impressive international background, passion for hospitality (and life), and love for “all things Portuguese” have made her the absolute best choice for Immersa Global’s Portugal Program Director!