About us

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I was brought up in Munich, have lived in Barcelona since 2007 and I am a declared Europefan! 
In 2009, with love and passion, I founded Openmind with the  aim of promoting the European dream of social inclusion for all. As a former exchange student and someone who has travelled throughout the world, I am aware how fortunate we are in this continent. It´s wonderful to see how many emotions we move between the countries. It is exactly what Europe needs... emotional connections!
My two children are tri-lingual and they embody the colourful spirit of Europe! I am convinced that students will also become infected with this passion. We are looking forward to looking after them. 

100% Andalusian, 200% international. This is how I feel after my stays in Germany, Great Britain and Canada.
I am a translator and interpreter for English and German.
In Germany I was responsible for the selection of exchange students and discovered my passion for the intercultural world.
When I met Kristin, I started working as a coordinator in Seville for Openmind. Now I have become her right hand, the director of our school programme in Spain as well as the director of the High School
Programme abroad for our Spanish students.

Hopefully one day my little daughter Emma asks me if I could organize her stay in New Zealand.

Although my roots were deeply in Seville, after six years as a local coordinator for Openmind, I decided to experience life in beautiful Ireland. Two years on, I now return to the team with more enthusiasm for what lies ahead. I am a teacher by profession and this offered me opportunities to educate in diverse countries such as Peru, Ireland and Morocco.I am fortunate to be able to combine my passion with work which gives me a unique footing to manage school exchanges whilst sign posting future generations to the joys of immersion in differing cultures

Get to know our coordinators

Openmind would not exist without our wonderful team of local coordinators! The majority has lived abroad, already hosted foreign guests in their house or grew up in a bilingual environment. They all know what cultural adaptation means and do a fantastic job in choosing the right host family, while closely supporting the students during their whole stay.

CeciliaCoordinator Cádiz
MarilóCoordinator Seville
PilarCoordinator Seville
NellyCoordinator Málaga
MarcosCoordinator Seville and Huelva
ElpidiaCoordinator Teneriffe
HéctorCoordinator Zaragoza
CristinaCoordinator Aranda de Duero
María José
María JoséCoordinator Madrid
MaryCoordinator Galicia
CarinaCoordinator Asturias

An unforgettable
cultural exchange

We would like to thank all the participants who have decided to give up that "comfort and confidence zone" that is their home to get to know another country in depth. You have immersed yourselves in a foreign culture and thus contributed to making the world a place full of understanding, respect and empathy.

Kristin, Carmen and the entire Openmind Team

  We are looking forward to meeting you!


Intercultural Exchange Spain:

+34 669 974 377
Monday to Friday 10h - 18h
Avenida de Irlanda, 4. Local 9, 41012 Seville, Spain

About Openmind

The specialists of Openmind put a great deal of passion into organising intercultural exchange programs within and outside of Spain. We guarantee you an unforgettable stay – no matter whether you stay for a few months or for a whole school year.

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