MEET JORDI — VISTA’S IN EDUCATION’S NEWEST TEAM MEMBER!
Welcome Jordi, Vistas in Education’s newest Program Coordinator! Jordi joined our team this Fall. After traveling to many places throughout the world – including South Pacific, Europe, Africa and Asia – he is excited to share his knowledge. Jordi is looking forward to helping teachers, students and families throughout the U.S. discover French culture through hosting and séjours d’immersion in France. His love of travel is a perfect complement to VIE’s dedication to French-American exchanges where every traveler has the chance to meet new people, discover something new, and dive into another culture!
Find out what he considers the world’s best “hidden gem,” his favorite place in France and the one secret he’s willing to share…
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF…
I was born in New Caledonia, did my University studies in France and have lived in the U.S. for the last 10 years. I have close friends and family in Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Dax, Nantes, Toulon, Biarritz, Clermont-Ferrand, Lille, Brussels. I’ve also been lucky to spend some summer vacations in the French Alps, Brittany, the French Basque Country, the Piedmont region and Rome.
FUN FACTS COUNTDOWN
5 words to describe you? Flexible, resilient, courageous, open-minded, and adventurous!
4 hobbies? Hiking, swimming, photography, cooking
3 obsessions? Cannelés de Bordeaux, strong coffee and exploring Chinese culture
2 favorite places? Minnesota for the nature and creative atmosphere, and France for the people, history and cuisine.
1 secret? I once went to a wedding at a French château with 400 guests at the reception. It felt like we were entering a garden party at Versailles!
LET’S TALK TRAVEL!
You have spent a big part of your life traveling, what keeps drawing you towards travel?
Every time you travel you learn something new, get better at some aspects, find out more what you like and dislike and you get more relaxed. France has so many different regions, towns and cities to see and things to do, I still have a long list of places to explore.
Which region in France is your favorite and why?
My favorite region in France is Bretagne and Normandie, especially the medieval village of Dinan. My favorite way to travel in France is to visit small towns in the provinces. It gives you the best impression of what France is really like.
What is one of your fondest travel memories?
Some of my fondest travel memories are of the superior seafood restaurants I’ve been to in Western France, such as in Brittany, the Loire Valley and in Basque Country . Bar en croûte de sel (wild sea bass in a crust of salt from the Guérande) is a must!
What area do you consider the world’s “best hidden gem”?
I would say my home country, the island of New Caledonia. It’s a special collectivity of France located in the South Pacific. It’s perched on one of the world’s largest lagoons, surrounded by the clearest and cleanest water you’ve ever seen.
Vistas in Education: The Perfect Balance of Exploration & Immersion
VIE is a small company of passionate, knowledgeable Francophiles who take a personal interest in the success of your travel program.Creating memorable Travel and Family Stay Programs in France has been the hallmark of VIE since our incorporation in Minnesota in 1976.
Contactez-nous au 800-343-4690 pour discuter vos idées et souhaits pour un séjour en France !