About CHN Go Global
CHN Go Global empowers students’ personal and leadership development through study abroad and exchange programs, and supports them to gain the skills they need for a greater understanding of the world.
Go Global combines the excellence and experience of the Canada Homestay Network Society and leading-edge program partners to create customized education-based travel experiences.
Improve language skills and cultural understanding
Find new interests
Make life-long friendships
Build self-confidence, independence and resilience
Discover your best self
To deliver transformational Global learning opportunities that empower students’ personal and leadership development, foster meaningful relationships, and celebrate our differences.
To make the world a smaller and more connected place through cultural exchange.
Striving for Excellence
Aspiring to our highest ideals in all we do: honesty, integrity, innovation, and competence.
Challenging students to be global leaders through safe, fun, and empowering learning experiences.
Committed to uplifting our students, partners, and communities who host us, learning from experiences, and leaving a positive mark throughout our journeys.
Listening curiously with open minds for increased understanding and an expanded view of the world.
Our Leadership Team
Nathan SpeedieDirector of Enterprise Development
Nathan supports CHN Go Global business development and overall strategic direction. He brings fifteen years of experience in international education, including ten years with the Canada Homestay Network. Nathan’s extensive industry knowledge and relationships with educators and agencies around the world is complemented by his love of travel. He has visited 21 countries and has lived in South Korea, Mexico, the UK, and all over Canada including the high arctic. Nathan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies, as well as an advanced certificate in Sustainable Business Management.
Erica LalibertyProgram Manager
Erica is passionate about making the world a smaller and better place! As Program Manager with CHN Go Global, she works with educators, parents and students to create cultural exchanges and travel experiences that shape futures. Erica’s roles include Relationship Manager with Canada Homestay Network and Administrative Assistant for the Lethbridge School District Office of the Superintendent and International Services. Being Mom to a family of 8 children, further contributes to her understanding of the excitement, trepidation and ultimate triumph parents feel when their children venture from the nest to discover the world.
Vicky GordianoPartnerships Manager
Vicky knows international exchanges positively impact students’ lives. On her first study abroad experience she visited Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. Since then she has travelled to more 11 different countries, has made lasting friendships around the world and is bi-lingual in Spanish and English! Those experiences shaped Vicky’s education and career. She has built her career promoting international volunteering and professional exchanges to young people across Canada and internationally. In her role as Partnerships Manager, Vicky is committed to creating win-win relationships and partnerships that contribute to providing the best experiences for every student in our programs.
Kathryn DafosMarketing Strategist
Kathryn is a skilled Public Relations and Marketing Strategist with more than 20 years of experience supporting organizations to achieve their goals. She has a track record of successfully managing internationalization programs and developing partnerships in the education and business sector. Kathryn’s skills and experience are complemented by her warm, friendly style and natural ability to connect with people. She lives in beautiful Victoria BC, enjoys hiking, travelling and exploring the wonders of Vancouver Island and beyond.