An International Education professional and Europhile, Pouneh Eftekhari is the Founder and Chief Strategist behind Longing to Travel. Pouneh, a Wisconsin native, took her first trip to Europe in 1989 and hasn’t stopped visiting since. During her college years, Pouneh studied abroad in France and Spain which peaked her interest in International Education. Upon graduation, Pouneh was accepted to a master’s program in Copenhagen, Denmark. After nearly 4 years in Denmark, 2 jobs and 1 study abroad experience in Spain, Pouneh returned home to work with international students coming to the US to study. Within a few years, Pouneh and her husband moved to Turkey to Teach English to business professionals. Drawing on her experiences in nearly 30 countries, Pouneh simplifies the process of experiencing Europe by offering life and career coaching, academic advising and travel planning services. She also blogs about the practicalities and logistics of working, studying and traveling in Europe from the comfort of her home in Sweden.