Our network of coordinatorsOur Team
Our team has more than 40 years of experience in student exchange.
Our worldwide network comprises more than 50 employees.
We are represented in 12 countries on three continents.
Our team is available for you 365 days a year.
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.
Founder & President
Co-Founder & VP
Phone: +49 176 – 64 97 82 66
Head of Office & Program Director
Phone: +49 172 – 349 77 79
Phone: +370 676 21960
Magda Soto Gutierrez
Director USA & Head of Local Coordinators
Phone: +1(910) 429 4875
European Office & Program Coordinator
Phone: +49 171 746 42 00
Huixin East Str. Chaoyang,
Beijing, China 100101
Phone: +358 40 745 7862
Tel.: +49 175 981 5455
Representative Balkan Countries
Phone: +382 68 614 617
Program Coordinator Germany
Phone: +49-173-719 059 0
Phone: +39 328 9711820