Cofounder at Allez Abroad, Allison

Hi, my name is Allison and I am one of the cofounders of Allez Abroad. My husband Patrick is our Vice President of Sales.

Prior to Allez Abroad, I graduated from the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University, with a degree in business administration and hotel management. After working for Marriott, I completed my manager-in-training program and became an assistant restaurant manager just north of West Palm Beach, Florida.

I moved to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador in 2005, and became a customer service manager for a cruise line in the Galápagos, which at the time had 5 boats. After working for the cruise line for a year, I shifted my focus to hotels.  I began working in operations and customer service for an oceanfront hotel on Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos. I spent 10 years designing marketing and island hopping programs for our guests.

Patrick and I are delighted to share our 35 years of combined experience in hospitality and travel with students and their professors. We design unique study abroad programs and take our students to places known only by the locals; thus making them discover what most Americans never see. We take students in rural and urban France (not just to Lozère) to locations they thought existed only in romantic movies or novels.

We look forward to showing the natural beauties of France with our students and professors! 

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