Speakers and moderators

Christina Thomas

Divisional Vice President for Youth Exchanges, World Learning

Christina Thomas is the Divisional Vice President for Youth Exchanges at World Learning. Christina oversees the World Learning’s multimillion-dollar US and international youth exchange portfolio consisting of World Learning’s flagship programme, the Experiment in International Living. The Exchange portfolio serves over 1,200 high school age US and International students and adult educators and hires up to 150 program leaders annually. Programmes focus on experiential learning, global issues, and youth leadership.

Christina also serves as the Board President of the Federation EIL providing member support in strategic planning, capacity building and quality assurance. The Federation is a non-profit association representing a global network of international educational programme providers supporting 12 members around the globe who offer programmes in volunteerism, group travel, language training and study abroad.

Before joining World Learning in 2003, Christina taught English to junior and senior high school students and designed teacher training programmes for Japanese English teachers on the Japan Teaching and Exchange Program (JET) for three years. Christina received her MA in international communications from the School of International Service with an emphasis on international education and management from American University in Washington, DC.


Why attend

  • Over 600 attendees from the global youth and student travel industry
  • 150+ pre-selected buyers
  • Up to 48 pre-scheduled business appointments
  • 92% senior management attendees
  • 25 seminars and workshops
  • Up to 7 networking events