All Team Members

Isabelle Belanger

Isabelle has lead multiple trips with a different organization and is thrilled to now join the Global Works Stellar Staff! When not traveling Isabelle is a third-year college student at the University of Oregon studying Global Studies and Sociology. She has jobs both as a student leader for the Spanish Heritage Language department on campus and as a server at a locally-based restaurant in town. She has a passion for travel and intercultural competence and cannot wait to share that passion with her trip! Since she began solo traveling, Isabelle loves sharing with others the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone every once in a while. She hopes that as a leader she will be able to provide a safe space for all students to feel comfortable to take risks and grow. As an older sister, Isabelle considers herself to be a patient and compassionate person. She will talk with anyone at lengths about snowboarding, tap dance, or what the best dog breed is.

Where did you grow up?
Portland, Oregon

Where do you call home now?
Eugene, Oregon

Year started at Global Works?

What’s your favorite part about leading trips?
Making new friendships

What’s something you can’t live without while you are traveling?

Tell us about a favorite memory from a trip you have taken
Kayaking the bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico

Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?
Machu Picchu

Fun fact, special talent, or favorite memory
I always win at foosball!

What do you like to do in your free time?
Snowboard, hike, and read

What languages do you speak?
English and Spanish

If you had to give one piece of advice or words of encouragement to someone on their first travel experience, what would it be?
I would remind them that they are not alone in any of their potential worry and/or nerves. Stepping out of your comfort zone is not easy but its from the discomfort that the most growth occurs.