Our network of coordinators

Our Team
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Our team has more than 40 years of experience in student exchange.

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Our worldwide network comprises more than 50 employees.

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We are represented in 12 countries on three continents.

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Our team is available for you 365 days a year.

Team

Global Horizons USA was founded in 2013 by Paul Hallgrimson, who has more than 40 years of experience in this field, together with his son Markus. Paul Hallgrimson, a former High School teacher in the US and Bundesliga Basketball coach in Germany, and his son Markus Hallgrimson, who has a long and successful college and professional basketball career in the top Leagues in Europe and beyond. Markus also attended an American high school and graduated from college.

Peggy Winkelmann, who had her exchange year in the US organized by Paul no less than 20 years ago, completes the team in Germany where we have our European Headquarters.

In addition, we work with selected partners throughout Europe and value our relationship with schools and local coordinators in the US.

Paul B. Hallgrimson

Paul B. Hallgrimson

Founder & Honorary President

Markus Paul Hallgrimson

Markus Paul Hallgrimson

Co-Founder & President

Phone: +49 176 64 97 82 66
Email: m.hallgrimson(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

Peggy Winkelmann

Peggy Winkelmann

Head of Office & European Director

Currently on maternity leave

Julius Kalnietis

Julius Kalnietis

International Director

Phone: +370 676 21960
Email: j.kalnietis(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

Magda Soto Gutierrez

Magda Soto Gutierrez

USA National Director

Phone: +1(910) 429 4875
Email: m.soto(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

Gisela Rose

Gisela Rose

Head of Office & Program Director

Phone: +49 171 746 42 00
Email: g.rose(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

 Hoodi Afshari

Hoodi Afshari

European Office & Program Coordinator

Phone: +49 1522 252 33 82
Email: h.afshari(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

Ute Woitas

Ute Woitas

Social Media & Marketing

Email: ute.w(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

Björn Schoo

Björn Schoo

Representative D/CH

Phone: +49 175 981 5455
Email:  b.schoo(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

Anja Suomalainen

Anja Suomalainen

Representative Finland

Phone: +358 40 745 7862
Email: a.suomalainen(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

Dubravka Stijovic

Dubravka Stijovic

Representative Balkan Countries

Phone: +382 68 614 617
Email: globalhorizons.balkans(at)gmail.com

Paloma Polson-Saiz

Paloma Polson-Saiz

UK Headquarters

Phone: +44 7894 758672
Email: p.polson-saiz(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

Ted Polson

Ted Polson

UK Headquarters

Phone: +44 7368 242899
Email: t.polson(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

Neville Polson

Neville Polson

UK Representative

Phone: +44 7921 91843
Email: n.polson(at)globalhorizons-usa.org

Massimo Raseni

Massimo Raseni

Representative Italy

Phone: +39 328 9711820
Email: globalhorizons.italy(at)gmail.com

Siggi Hjörleifsson

Siggi Hjörleifsson

Representative Iceland

Phone: +354-891-6115
Email: globalhorizons.is(at)vortex.is

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Contact us

European Headquarters:
Klausenweg 27
53347 Alfter-Witterschlick, Germany
Phone: +49-176-64978266

eMail: info@globalhorizons-usa.org