Do you want to create a transformative travel experience?

If you’re struggling to incorporate, design, or facilitate the personal development and community-building aspects of a powerful travel experience that resonates for a lifetime, I’ll help you save valuable time and energy so you can focus on travel organization and logistics.

Together, we’ll create a customized experience that encourages and empowers the traveler to dig deep into self-discovery and develop self-awareness, connect with others in an intimate and meaningful way, and engage with cultural communities respectfully and responsibly.

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Lena Papadopoulos works with schools, organizations, businesses, and individuals to create intentional, transformative travel experiences. Lena believes responsible global engagement begins with self-discovery and self-awareness, and her work aims to educate both heart and mind. Lena has over 10 years of experience in education, leadership development, community building, curriculum development, and facilitation in nearly a dozen countries around the world. She has won two awards for her work with students. Lena has a B.A. in Sociology from Clemson University and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology with a Certificate in International Development Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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I help purpose-driven schools, organizations, and businesses develop heart-centered, culturally competent leaders and global citizens through transformative travel experiences that cultivate self-awareness, meaningful human connection, and respect for host cultures and communities.

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Lena is an amazing facilitator! I first met Lena when she was serving as the lead instructor for a course that prepared students, faculty and staff for cultural immersion in an international community. What I really appreciated was how intentional she was in creating an individual experience based on where each person was in their own self-journey and personal development. She was able to help the group build relationships and identify their commonalities while also helping them to acknowledge and appreciate their differences. Her ability to build rapport and move quickly beyond the surface is what helps to create opportunities for truly transformative self-discovery. If you are looking for someone who is authentic and loves working with groups to build community, look no further than Lena Papadopoulos!

Dr. Brandon Bowden, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Florida State University

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