On-Site Office & Staff

U.S. Team

Meaza Petros, Program Manager

Meaza is a native of Asmara and has spent her formative years in Boston. Her first solo international trip was to Turkey in high school, before she was a U.S. Citizen. She has since been to 15 countries, including Thailand where she studied abroad. She is passionate about experiential learning, service learning and advocating for more minorities to study abroad. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations in 2019. She joined TEAN, as an alum, after working for the Non-Profit sector. Now living in Austin Texas, Meaza looks forward to expanding her international network of family and friends.

Email: meaza.petros@worldstrides.com


Dunedin Team

Deanne Solomon, Resident Director

Dee is the 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 TEAN students.


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