As we get to know you through the application process to study abroad, it’s only fair that you know a bit about us too! Read on to learn more about the programs team behind all the emails and phone calls and our in-country staff who you will get to know during your time in South Korea. And, of course, feel free to contact us anytime if you have questions!

Program Managers

Photo of TEAN staff, Crystal Giedt

Crystal Giedt

Senior Program Manager

Born and raised in a small town in Minnesota, Crystal has since become an avid traveler, including time living abroad in Thailand as a teacher. Her explorations have taken her to all Southeast Asian countries, as well as Australia, Japan, and South Korea, spending time in Seoul, Busan, and Jeju Island. Crystal’s time working, living, and traveling abroad motivated her toward a career in international education, and now she supports students wanting to study in South Korea take their own leap and begin their journey. Along with researching airline tickets, Crystal enjoys running, taking fitness classes, going to the movie theater, and being a tourist in her own backyard.

Korea Staff

Minhee Lee

Student Service Manager - Seoul

A Seoul native, Minhee graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature in Korea. After college, she did an international internship program sponsored by the Korean government that began in San Francisco. This life-changing experience that helped her learn how to interact and communicate with people from all different countries and cultures. Outside of work, she likes exploring different cafes, browsing through vintage shops, and seeking worldwide adventures. She has visited19 countries, 60+ cities, and is planning plenty of future travels!

Euisoo Chang

Resident Director

Born and raised in Seoul, Euisoo knew he wanted to study abroad during college after he experienced traveling to Europe for the first time in high school. Euisoo graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh, majoring in Hospitality Management and participating in the National Student Exchange program in Hilo, Hawaii. After graduation, he went to Tokyo on a Working Holiday visa to discover different Asian cultures and fell in love with the country. He has now visited more than 30 countries and is still eager to explore more of the world! Before working in international education, he worked in hospitality in South Korea and Canada for five years.

Yeseul Park

Resident Director - Busan

While studying Childcare and Family Counseling at Dong-eui University in Busan, Yeseul longed for new adventures outside of South Korea. This longing led her to travel to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, and Indonesia. During her last year of university, Yeseul helped Thai exchange students discover more about Korean culture. Yeseul’s superpower is making everyone in any given situation feel comfortable with her friendliness and smile. Passionate about cultural exchange, she is excited to share her country and culture with TEAN students!