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Rose Ana Berbeo

Resident Director, Cuba

Start Date

July 2017


Loves Learning, Dancing, Espanol

I've spent much of the last 15 years in Cuba as a translator and interpreter, building bridges and understanding through language. After a brief stint directing the Sarah Lawrence College in Cuba program, I fell in love with the study abroad experience, and when one of my former students contacted me about an open position with IFSA, I jumped at the chance. I look forward to accompanying many more wonderful students through their learning process. Doing so has reaffirmed my own conviction that there is always more to learn from and about this beautiful country! I love the idea of being part of IFSA's vision for cultivating informed, engaged individuals who leverage their global experiences to enrich their lives and the world.


Rose Ana graduated from California State University, Los Angeles, with a bachelor's degree in history. She is certified by the America Translators Association as a Spanish-to-English translator.

Travel Experience

In addition to Cuba she has traveled to Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Holland, and the Czech Republic

Did You Know?

As a cub reporter Rose Ana covered the bizarre trial of Hollywood celebrity Zsa Zsa Gabor, convicted of slapping a motorcycle cop across the face during a traffic stop.