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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 specific 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.

I am from Lima, Peru. During my school days, I spent a year in Germany as an exchange student, an unforgettable experience.
In 2001 I studied communication science in Spain and got stuck here! My enthusiasm for travel led me to work as a travel guide all over Europe ... and now I devote myself entirely to the world of intercultural exchange.
At Openmind I support the team of the High School Programme and look after our participants who take the language course in Sitges before their academic stay starts.

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.

ÁngelaCoordinator Sevilleangela@openmind-international.com
MarilóCoordinator Sevillem.mantero@openmind-international.com
CeciliaCoordinator Cádizc.pacheco@openmind-international.com
JoséCoordinator Valencianj.gueval@openmind-international.com
KarimaCoordinator Gran Canariakarima@openmind-international.com
MercèCoordinator Mallorcamerce@openmind-international.com
CarinaCoordinator Asturiascarina@openmind-international.com
CristinaCoordinator Aranda de Dueroc.camarero@openmind-international.com
María José
María JoséCoordinator Madridm.cabello@openmind-international.com
ElpidiaCoordinator Teneriffee.arteaga@openmind-international.com

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, Gracia and Silvia

  We are looking forward to meeting you!


Intercultural Exchange Spain:

+34 669 974 377
Monday to Friday 10h - 18h
Pasaje Mallol 10 AC, 41003 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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