On-Site Office & Staff

ISA Veritas U.S. Team

Crystal Giedt, Program Manager, New Zealand

Born and raised in a small town in Minnesota, Crystal’s various homes range in cities coast to coast including, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Honolulu, and Austin. In 2015, Crystal went on a cruise with her family that changed her life drastically. She was inspired by hearing stories from fellow passengers and cruise ship staff of living abroad. Upon returning from the cruise a decision was made to quit her job, donate her things and move to Thailand to teach English. Upon completion of her TEFL certification Crystal taught English at a private school in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Crystal has traveled to all Southeast Asian countries and aspires to continue checking countries off her list! The experience of working, living and traveling abroad motivated Crystal to steer her new career path, back in the US, towards International Education. In this new role, Crystal is excited about encouraging students to take a leap and see the world while studying. In addition to searching airline tickets on Google Flights, she enjoys running, taking group fitness classes, going to the movies and being a tourist in her home town, wherever that may be.

Email: crystal.giedt@studiesabroad.com


ISA Veritas Dunedin Team

Deanne Solomon, Assistant Resident Director

Dee is Assistant Resident Director in Dunedin, New Zealand. She is originally from Dunedin and studied a BA in Social Work and a Dip Grad in Education at the University of Otago. Her love of travel and working with international students started while working as a Camp Counselor in Ohio during the summer of 2000. After that she worked in South Korea teaching English for 2 years and then spent 7 years working at a school in the UK having responsibility for international students. Dee’s experience of living and working abroad has giving her a passion for international education. She has been very lucky to have travelled to many countries around the world but now loves showing off Dunedin and the beautiful Otago region to the ISA Veritas students.  


Bex, ISA Veritas Mission Mentor