Christi Hoover
Regional Director, Asia & Pacific
Start Date
May 2007
Interest
CanAus (Canadian Australian) • Passionate About Travel • Education • Recreation
“I love working in study abroad because I know what a difference this experience can have on students lives and the people they will become. I feel privileged that part of my job is to introduce students to new cultural experiences and to guide them in how they see themselves and the world. There can be challenges for students, but to be able to provide support and be a part of the solution keeps me motivated and it’s incredibly rewarding seeing students grow in self confidence and become more independent.”
Education
Christi obtained her Bachelor of Human Kinetics (honors) with a major in recreation and leisure management and minors in psychology and geography from the University of Windsor. She then obtained her Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. In Australia, Christi has obtained a Diploma of Management and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition.
Travel Experience
Christi is from Canada, lived in the United Kingdom and has traveled throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific. Moving to the UK to teach secondary school was life changing for her. The joy of exploring a new country, finding new community and embracing a new culture, made her realize that this was something she wanted to help others experience.
Did You Know?
In order to extend a working holiday visa, Christi did three months of agricultural work. Christi picked mushrooms; 10 hours a day, six days a week. It was years before she could enjoy eating mushrooms again!
Reach Out To Us
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
STUDENTS CURRENTLY STUDYING ABROAD:
Contact your IFSA resident staff or local authorities.
FAMILY MEMBERS OR ADVISORS OF STUDENTS ABROAD:
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm EST:
Contact the IFSA Office at 800.858.0229 or 317.940.9336 Ask for a Health and Safety team member.
After hours, weekends, and holidays:
Contact the Butler University Police Department at 317.940.9999 The officer on duty will contact the appropriate IFSA personnel.