Sam Brier is the director of Academic Experiences Abroad (AEA), which customizes faculty-led programs in more than 95 countries. Sam studied abroad in high school and university (UT Austin), then lived in Asia for more than 10 years, working at universities and international organizations.
Academic Experiences Abroad, LLC, (AEA) was formed in 2005 after 10 years working and living in Asia: Japan (1995-97, JET); China (1998-99, Sichuan International Studies University); Laos, (1999-2001, US Embassy, International School, Lao-American College); Thailand (2001-2002, Chulalongkorn University); Australia, East Timor, Samoa (2002-2003), Egypt, Israel, West Bank (2003-2004). Sam has spent significant amounts on time in Vietnam and Cambodia as well.
Sam has also spent significant time as cross-cultural trainer; is the author of 5 language books; a JET Program alumni; and lives in Portlandia, Oregon.
He is also the co-chair of NAFSA's Sustainability SIG/ MIG.