Jaclyn is the founder and Director of ISGC. She first developed an interest in education while attending a private school herself. Her work at ISGC has brought her to over 30 countries to recruit students all across Canada. She is an avid traveler and is always looking to learn more about different cultures. Jaclyn has welcomed international families to Canada for over 10 years, providing countless students with guardianship services to ensure a happy, safe and successful year abroad!
The ISGC Team
Brodie is an experienced marketing and business management professional with an extensive history working with international students. His family has been a long and short term host for international students many times over the last decade. He attended private boarding school in Ontario, went to university in the United States and studied in Japan. He believes deeply in the importance of learning about other cultures and experiencing the diversity the world has to offer.
Leitha has been working with Jaclyn and the ISGC team since 2010 and with international students since 2005. During her career Leitha has taught ESL classes, coordinated homestay experiences, supervised summer ESL camp sessions and assisted with recruitment, registration and immigration for both private and public school students. Leitha speaks fluent German and is proficient in Spanish. She is an avid traveler, having spent many years living, studying and working abroad!
Judy has great passion for assisting international students studying at Canada. She got her Bachelor degree of English from China and her Master’s degree in Education from Western University. Judy speaks fluent Mandarin and English. She also has great interest in learning other languages such as French and Japanese. She is a long-term volunteer to help the blind adults in Toronto, and is always looking for new opportunities to experience the diverse aspects of living in Canada.
Ariadna attended Universidad Panamericana in her native Mexico and graduated with a degree in Marketing and Business Administration. She also volunteered at several schools as an English teacher. She came to Toronto in 2005 to further her studies at George Brown College and joined the ISGC team in 2014. Now a Canadian citizen, she enjoys using her experience, knowledge and skills as well as her Spanish language to ensure that every student gets the most out of their time in Canada!
Wendy, originally from Mexico city, graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Universidad Tecnológica de México and moved to Toronto in 2011. Since then, she has had the opportunity meet new people from all over the world and learn about the diverse cultures in Canada. She enjoys reading and traveling and loves sharing her experiences with her ISGC students.
Deniz’s expertise comes from working as a private school Guidance Counsellor in Ontario where she assisted international students with academic planning catered to their talent, skills and interests. Before coming to Canada as an international student, she attended private school in Turkey. Deniz sees both experiences as valuable for understanding and supporting ISGC students in her unique way. It has been her goal since childhood to visit a different country for each year and discover new aspects of the world on each trip.
Akilah is a York University Bachelor of Arts graduate who loves to work with students. She enjoys keeping active, travelling, and trying new activities in her spare time. Her love for reading, writing, and literature inspired her to become an English teacher in South Korea where she taught middle school students. As a Student Coordinator, Akilah enjoys supporting students from all over the world.
Christina graduated from George Brown College with a diploma in Hospitality and Tourism and a BBA in Hospitality. Her experience in hospitality over the last several years has focused primarily on customer service and providing a successful and fun experience for clients, young and old. Christina fell in love with travelling as a child while studying in France and touring parts of Europe with her brother and parents. She has travelled to over ten countries, and, she hopes, many more to come!
Rachael has an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for working with youth. She has offered homestay support to ISGC students since 2012 while running her own business since 2010, providing various business support services. Born in London, England, Rachael has lived, studied and worked abroad in countries around the world. Rachael joined ISGC in 2015 and offers her well-rounded experience and heartfelt dedication to ensure students have a successful stay in Canada.
Andrew is a teacher by training with bachelor’s degrees in History and Education, and a recently obtained master’s in International Relations. Upon completing his Education degree, Andrew spent seven years working as an international teacher in Kuwait, Japan, and Laos. Living and working abroad provided him with invaluable experiences in a variety of different environments and cultures and allowed him to visit almost 30 countries! Having the exciting yet challenging opportunity of adjusting to life in a new country, Andrew is looking forward to draw on his personal experiences to ensure students have the right support to make their transition to Canada as seamless as possible.
Lynn has 14 years of experience in teaching ESL both abroad and in Canada. She has an Event Planning degree from George Brown College and a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages and Literature from Asia University in Taiwan. Lynn speak Mandarin and Taiwanese and is a great resource for ISGC’s Chinese-speaking parents, students and agents. In addition to achieving educational degrees in both Canada and Asia, she considers herself a world traveller and is always looking for an exciting place for her next vacation.
Regina began her journey in Canada as a high school student in Nova Scotia and spent many years living with a Canadian host family. She graduated University of Toronto majoring in East Asian Studies and Diaspora and Transnational Studies which led to profound knowledge in nature and characteristics of multicultural society within Canada and worldwide. Regina is fluent in both Korean and English and spent time in Korea as an ESL instructor. Her goal at ISGC is to assist international students with adapting to Canadian culture and school based on her own experience.
Originally from China, Weiyi arrived to North American as an international - first as a high school student in the US and then as a university student in Canada. Her experience means she understands the challenges faced by international students and has insights for supporting them from her personal experience. Weiyi has also interned as teaching assistant for a post-secondary international student summer program. She obtained Bachelor’s degree from University of Toronto in Cognitive Science and Psychology and would love to use her passion for youth mental health and wellness in her time at ISGC.
Shelby is passionate in assisting international students in Canada. She achieved her Master of Education degree from OISE, University of Toronto. Shelby is fluent in Chinese Mandarin and English. Her professional skills come from her experience serving as international communication specialist and education coordinator in both Canada and Asia. She has great culture awareness and respects students from diverse backgrounds. Shelby also has 5 years’ part-time experience teaching ESL, IELTS and TOEFL for international students. As a Student Coordinator at ISGC, Shelby is passionate in helping students have a wonderful journey in Canada.
Administrative & Accounting Team
Jenna brings to ISGC a diverse set of accounting and international travel experience. She has a Bachelor of Economics degree from Wakayama University in Japan and a diploma in Immediate Accounting from Seneca College in Toronto, Canada. During her time in Japan she acted as a Korean-Japanese translator. As much as she enjoys accounting and bookkeeping, the opportunity to use her languages and work with students makes her role at ISGC a special and unique one.
Ashley has worked in customer service providing superior client care since she was a teenager. She lived in the United Kingdom for two years and intimately understands the rewards and challenges of studying in a new country. More than anything, Ashley loves interacting with ISGC's many students from around the world and learning about their home life and experiences. When she is not helping around the office, she is a professional actor and musician.