Our Directors & Staff

All of our onsite directors are bilingual & bicultural and are available our students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The onsite directors will be your program leader and will be there to lead and guide you during your study abroad experience. Our programs also have assistant directors that help manage the programs, especially during our excursions and cultural activities. Our directors are usually host-country nationals with cross-cultural experience. All of our directors have experience working with groups and have international experience (travel and work) and have studied abroad themselves as students.

  • Beatriz Barragán

    Beatriz Barragán is a native porteña (someone from Buenos Aires). She has worked in tourism all of her adult life. This pursuit comes through a natural love of working with people and shar...

    Beatriz Barragán is a native porteña (someone from Buenos Aires). She has worked in tourism all of her adult life. This pursuit comes through a natural love of working with people and sharing her beautiful city with others. She graduated with her degree in Tourism from the Universidad de Salvador but Beatriz also loves languages. She has studied English, French and Portuguese and possesses a high skill level in all three. Speaking multiple languages has helped her excel in her work with tourism. Beatriz is also a mother and has a lovely family. Her husband is Alejandro and they have a daughter, Agustina (DOB 2001). Other interests of Beatriz are art and philosophy. She is especially drawn to Eastern philosophy. In her free time, she loves attending lectures on different topics and enjoys European cinema. For exercise, and as a form of relaxation, she enjoys long walks. Beatriz has an immense knowledge of Buenos Aires and Argentine culture and looks forward to meeting you and sharing with you all that her country has to offer!
    Email: info@soleducation.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beatriz.barragan.96
    University Attended: Universidad de Salvador (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    Year Graduated: 2001
    Languages Spoken: Portuguese, French, Spanish

  • Kevin Williams

    Kevin Williams is a native of Buenos Aires province. He comes from a family of English descent and studied at a bilingual school for all of his elementary and high school years. His time spe...

    Kevin Williams is a native of Buenos Aires province. He comes from a family of English descent and studied at a bilingual school for all of his elementary and high school years. His time spent studying English in school combined with travel to English-speaking countries has given him the ability to communicate fluently in English. Kevin has a passion for working in Tourism and has worked in the field since he was 19 years old. He is currently in his 3rd year of a Master’s program in Tourism at Ott College in Buenos Aires. He also obtained a degree in Human Resources from Ott College and completed a General Tourism Coordinator program with there as well. He has worked abroad in the hotel industry in Brazil and Ecuador and has worked for various tour agencies in Buenos Aires. Kevin has also completed First Aid training, a skill that is very useful in his field of interest and working with students. In his free time Kevin enjoys fishing, playing soccer, playing the guitar and spending time with his friends and girlfriend. He lives with his brother in a home just 20 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires. Kevin describes himself as “creative, passionate with tourists, patient, organized and responsible.” For him, it is an honor to work with Sol Abroad (now ranked the #1 program in the US by StudyAbroad101 and StudentUniverse). Kevin is very excited to be your program director and help you learn Spanish, experience Argentine culture and have a wonderful time!
    Email: kevin@soleducation.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=663013130
    University Attended: Ott College (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    Year Graduated: 2014
    Languages Spoken: Spanish

  • Raúl de la Mano

    Raúl is a native of Buenos Aires, known as a porteño. His greatest passion is sharing his hometown with others. Raul is a natural guide and has worked in tourism for most of his adult life...

    Raúl is a native of Buenos Aires, known as a porteño. His greatest passion is sharing his hometown with others. Raul is a natural guide and has worked in tourism for most of his adult life. In order to always give his best as a guide, he continually takes courses offered at the important points of interest in Buenos Aires and the various tour guide organizations. He loves learning all he can about the history and culture of Buenos Aires in order to share it with the Sol Education Abroad students! Raúl has an interest in languages and has studied English for many years so he is more than prepared to help students and parents if English is needed. He also speaks Italian. Raúl has a great interest in art and photography and takes courses to improve his skills as an art critic and guide. Knowing the city like he does he has amazing locations to practice his photography.Before joining the Sol team, Raúl worked for five-star hotels, as well as small luxury hotels in the city to provide guide services for guests. He also leads volunteer programs for international organizations working as a guide and interpreter. He assists the Lion’s Club for different events and trips they have to Argentina. He often accompanies a group of ophthalmologists from the US who visit Argentina for volunteer work. In January 2010 he was the coordinator for Lion’s Club International’s visit to Buenos Aires while on their trip through Argentina. This was part of the Lion’s Club Forum of Latin America and the Caribbean. He does similar work with students from Aruba who come to perform internships in elementary education.In addition to all of this, Raúl is currently completing another degree in Public Relations from the University of Buenos Aires. Raúl is married and he and his wife, Mónica (or “Moni) have three children: Rodrigo, Rocio and Soledad (Sol). Rodrigo and Rocio live in Buenos Aires and Sol lives in Bariloche (in Patagonia). They are all in their 20s. Raúl is definitely one of the most energetic and friendly people you will ever meet. You are going to love having Raúl as your director and could not be in more capable hands!
    Email: raul@soleducation.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1012758079
    University Attended: Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    Year Graduated: 1991
    Languages Spoken: Spanish

  • Rodrigo de la Mano

    Rodrigo was born 23 years ago in Buenos Aires, in the “Barrio de Flores” (neighborhood of Flowers). He studied Electricity & Electronics at the University of Luis Huergo and also stu...

    Rodrigo was born 23 years ago in Buenos Aires, in the “Barrio de Flores” (neighborhood of Flowers). He studied Electricity & Electronics at the University of Luis Huergo and also studied to become a primary school teacher, but always has stayed updated on the themes of electronics related to ecology & sustainability. Rodrigo studied a 2nd major, Organic Production Technician at the prestigious University of Buenos Aires (UBA), choosing this major due to his love of ecology. He also studied English at the Instituto Cultural Argentino Norteamericano (ICANA). For several years, he has been a member of a cafundo percussion band; a special band invited to play during the Carnival of Salvador Bahia (Brazil) in February 2012! All his life he’s practiced physical activity and disciplines such as Capoeira, Hip-Hop & Rhythmic Gymnastics. His oldest hobby is traveling throughout Argentina to different provinces: Córdoba, Santa Fe, Entre Rios, Corrientes, Misiones and the Patagonian region. Rodrigo has been an Assistant Director with Sol Education Abroad since 2009 and is very excited to show you the most exciting city in the world, his native Buenos Aires.
    Email: info@soleducation.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodrigo.delamano
    University Attended: University Luis Huergo Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    Year Graduated: 2012
    Languages Spoken: Portuguese, Spanish