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Andrew Faas

Director, London Global Flagship

afaas@ifsa-butler.org

Interests

Music Lover, Intrepid Traveler, Foodie, Fitness Fanatic, Wannabe Rock Star
 

The seeds of my journey to this career were sowed at the age of five, on receipt of a toy double-decker bus from my mother. This simple gift inspired a fascination in all things British, eventually leading to an incredible study abroad experience and enthusiasm to support the ambition and success of globally minded students for generations to come.  
 

Prior to IFSA

Andrew comes to IFSA from Arcadia University’s London Center, where he served first as regional programmes manager, overseeing its partnerships, academics and student experience in England and Wales. Most recently he served as associate director of academic affairs directing Arcadia's curricular and extracurricular development and delivery, academic operations, and support services for center-based, direct enroll, hybrid, and custom programs. Andrew's career highlights also include experiential education management with EUSA Academic Internships, equalities-related project management and student disability advising roles at the University of Reading, and educational advising with The U.S.-UK Fulbright Commission.
 

Education

Andrew came to London from rural Wisconsin, where he began his studies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. In his junior year, Andrew fulfilled a life-long dream to study abroad in England, leading to his transfer to the University of Surrey where he graduated with honors in 2000. Andrew's further academic ambitions led him to the University of Cambridge, where he completed his master’s in philosophy (MPhil) in Human Geography in 2002.
 

Travel Experience

Andrew credits his study abroad in England as being the best decision of his life - an adventure that remains as fascinating today as his day of arrival, Oct. 1, 1998. Outside of his deep exploration of the UK, Andrew is an intrepid traveler, noting Greece, Scandinavia, and the Scottish Hebrides as absolute favorites.
 

Did You Know?

Andrew was a radio DJ back in his 20s.