Alex has a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Exeter. He was Head of Department at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and taught at UCLA, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Reed College, and Willamette University. For the last ten years, Alex has lived and worked in Brussels at different European institutions. In his spare time, he is a keen amateur musician, swimmer, and water polo player. Alex uses his wide international experience and community involvement to encourage US study abroad students to develop their own independence, curiosity, and resilience.