My name is Michelle Sale. I grew up in a suburb north of New York City. I went to college for Journalism and History, and developed a love for travel when a great aunt of mine took me to Israel, Italy, and Switzerland. From there, my wanderlust led me to backpack throughout Europe (London to Greece and Greece to Portugal–and most countries in-between), Thailand, Korea, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, and Costa Rica.

I cannot wait to get back into speaking Spanish. It will take me a few days. I love to be in new places, experience new everything about being away from home, and well, just leaving my everyday life!

I am not your typical GGL. I am married to Peter, a school teacher, for 15 years. We have two amazing children. Peyton, my son, is 11. Lola, my daughter, is 9. Peter works at a summer camp in Connecticut for 7 weeks each summer. My children go to the camp and do sports, arts and crafts, boating, swimming, and many other activities. I returned to teaching 3 years ago after staying home and raising my children for 10 years. This is my 8th year teaching. It’s my 18th year working as a freelance education writer, English and history tutor, and recently, I started helping students write their college essays.

I am looking forward to getting to know Jared, our in-country counterparts, and helping students develop a love of travel, adventure, and hands-on learning.