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Sentio is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.


Sentio, Inc. is a not-for-profit global education network that was created in 2014 as a subsidiary of AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. (“AFS”) to develop a global network of member organizations to further promote the AFS mission and provide intercultural learning opportunities for adults.

AFS is a not-for-profit international education organization that, since 1947, has provided enriched intercultural learning experiences through global study abroad programs, volunteerism, structured learning methods and reflection.

While the AFS network runs programs for youth, the Sentio network runs programs for adults.

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Board of Directors

Sentio Global Education Network

Daniel Obst – Chair

New York, USA
President and
Chief Executive Officer,
AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc.

Evelyne Suter – Vice Chair

Bern, Switzerland
Lawyer and partner,
Wernli Biedermann Partner

Bert Vercamer – Ex Officio

New York, USA
General Manager, Sentio

Cecilia Vasquez

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Partner Director, AFS Guatemala

Christian Kurtén

Helsinki, Finland
Former INT Trustee, AFS Finland

Chirawatana Charoonpatarapong

Bangkok, Thailand
Partner Director, AFS Thailand

Lennart D’hulst

Brussels, Belgium
Manager, Contact and
Planning Center Facilities, Bpost

Nina Lemmens

New York, USA
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
North America Regional Office

Sentio Staff

Bert Vercamer

New York, USA
CEO & General Manager,
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Andy Woods-Ballard

Cape Town, South Africa
Consultant, Business
Development Specialist, Sentio
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Linda Stuart

Minnesota, USA
Education & Program Specialist,
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Damian Epsztein

Rosario, Argentina
Consultant, Digital Products,
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Molly Stern

Minnesota, USA
Educational Products Coordinator
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Members of the Sentio Network are uniquely aligned by a core set of values that help us to do business together. As a network, Sentio stands for:

Ethical: Sentio will act in an ethical manner when dealing with, or representing members; demonstrating the highest standards of trustworthiness, fairness, caring, citizenship, respect and responsibility.

Excellence: Sentio will strive to be the premier membership organization for 18+ mobility providers and in the management and development of this market and the Sentio brand.

Accessible: Listening and aware of members. Sentio will have clear pathways for members to provide feedback and the ability to respond to member feedback in a timely manner.

Collaboration: Sentio will look beyond local needs and interests of individual members, in order to provide maximum benefit collectively to all members working in the 18+ mobility market. Sentio will provide opportunities for members to meet and exchange information and ideas, as well as to learn from industry professionals. Sentio will provide regular updates and feedback.

Open and transparent: All members will work together for the benefit of the Sentio network and the 18+ market, including assisting with, and sharing of, latest research, best practices and information.

Entrepreneurial: We have ownership of our process and our outcomes. We act on opportunities and learn quickly from both our failures and successes. We seek to inspire and be inspired while striving for innovative solutions.

Sentio, Global Education Network, receives recognition for its efforts to provide quality international education programs.

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