Founder / Director

Nadia Dorsey

Nadia has been inspiring people through her own passion for language and culture for over fifteen years. Having traveled to over sixty countries around the world and having lived in Spain, Italy, France, and Turkey she understands what it is like to feel lost in the language chaos of not being able to communicate. Although Nadia comes from a multicultural background, she grew up speaking only English but has acquired fluency in Spanish, Italian and French and proficiency in Arabic and uses these techniques to help others learn languages.

Nadia is a cum laude graduate of Duke University and has attended several international language institutions such as the Leonardo Da Vinci Institute in Rome, Italy, the Medici Language Institute in Florence, Italy, the University of San Pablo in Madrid, Spain, and the Sorbonne and the Alliance Francaise in Paris, France. She is an AP Board Certified teacher for Spanish and a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) Accelerator program. Recently, Nadia was nominated for Excellence in Entrepreneurship by the Orange County Business Journal and showcased as a leading female entrepreneur by Next Generation TV. Nadia is passionate about languages, learning and teaching and enjoys sharing these passions with others.

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Cell: (949) 433-0309

Director

Kendy Wadaywa

Kendy is a passionate advocate for multicultural education and sees language learning as the key to upward mobility and a keen understanding of the world at large. A Southern California native, Kendy has spent the majority of her adult life abroad. She has had the privilege of living in countries such as Spain where she furthered her Spanish language and culture studies at The University of Barcelona. In addition, Kendy served as a community activist and professional English teacher for high school students and business executives in Mombasa, Kenya and Istanbul, Turkey over the course of two years. Kendy has led Hispanic language and culture excursions through “Destino Abroad” for six years, helping students and adults learn through full immersion experiences throughout Central and South America.

With years of experience as both a student and a teacher around the world, Kendy adds a unique perspective to her methodology. Sensitive to an array of linguistic and cultural differences, she is able customize her teaching strategies to best accommodate a multitude of learners from around the globe. Kendy is a cum laude graduate from the University of California, Irvine with degrees in both Global Cultures and Spanish. Today, she is thrilled to share her passions for language and culture both as a Spanish and ESL instructor as well as the Head of Program Development.

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