Derrick grew up mostly in Tucson but spent his teenage years in a small coal-mining town in northeastern Wyoming. Wanting to leave his small confines and explore different parts of the world, he enlisted in the US military and was deployed to South Korea, Egypt, and elsewhere. Hitting the books after his military service and gaining degrees in political science, Derrick took part in a summer abroad program on the island of Crete, taking courses with fellow undergraduates from conflict-areas like the Middle East and the Balkans. His international travels left a lasting impression on Derrick and he is committed to seeing others get the opportunity to experience life-altering connections and moments abroad as well.
Advises for Exchange, Direct-Enroll and Third-Party Provider Programs in the following regions: Australia/New Zealand; Latin America; Europe (Germany and Spain)