Brian Sheffer
SYLEP Program Coordinator

Brian has worked in study abroad and international exchange program operations for the past 5 years and is passionate about creating opportunities for students and participants to learn and grow through intentional

intercultural and cross-cultural experiences. Brian has held various roles including leading short term exchange programs for high school students to Argentina, Nicaragua, Cuba, and South Africa; guided gap year students through 3-month semester-long programs focused on language learning and service in Central America and Southeast Asia; and managed program operations for pre-matriculated students through Northeastern University’s Program in both Sydney, Australia, and Boston, Massachusetts. Brian earned a BA in Literature and The Humanities from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management from The School for International Training. After college, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras focusing on public health initiatives. Brian was born in Massachusetts and considers himself a true New Englander with his passion for everything outdoors and his love of adventure.