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.
Paul B. Hallgrimson
Founder & Honorary President
Markus Paul Hallgrimson
Co-Founder & President
Phone: +49 176 64 97 82 66
Head of Office & European Director
Currently on maternity leave
Phone: +370 676 21960
Magda Soto Gutierrez
USA National Director
Phone: +1(910) 429 4875
Head of Office & Program Director
Phone: +49 171 746 42 00
European Office & Program Coordinator
Phone: +49 1522 252 33 82
Social Media & Marketing
Phone: +49 175 981 5455
Phone: +358 40 745 7862
Representative Balkan Countries
Phone: +382 68 614 617
Phone: +44 7894 758672
Phone: +44 7368 242899
Phone: +44 7921 91843
Phone: +39 328 9711820