Who We Are

The founder and Director:

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Susi Knoblauch
has been working in the field of education for about 30 years. Susi started as a social worker in a Youth Center in Germany where she supported domestic and international teenagers in all their needs whether it was with their school work, with finding and retaining work, or with their personal problems. After moving to the USA, Susi continued working as a social worker in the US-Mexican border town of Deming, supporting young teenage mothers as they moved into the world of parenting. In 1996, she started as an educator at the University of New Mexico (UNM)  teaching German language and culture as a graduate student of German Studies and finished her education with a degree in Education and teacher’s certificate for German and History.  She moved on to become an advisor for incoming international exchange students and scholars at the Global Education Office at UNM. She worked with IREX, an independent agency that administrates programs sponsored by the US State Department in Washington. Susi welcomed special program students and scholars from Pakistan and Eurasia at UNM. In coordination with universities from all over the world, the UNM faculty and the greater academic community of New Mexico, she won grants that brought scholars of many different academic fields and countries to UNM. She helped the newcomers with immigration paperwork, with housing, with the new academic world, and their assimilation process, and introduced them to the New Mexico culture. Hence, Susi developed a strong connection to all academic departments, to the university and New Mexican communities. After 14 years of working for the Global Education Office at UNM and refining her knowledge in the field of education, Susi decided to start her own business – and with Alex as a student volunteer she met the perfect colleague and partner! In 2016, Susi conceptualized and developed the first continuing education program for teachers in cooperation with the German-American Institute in Tübingen, also known as d.a.i. – Deutsch Amerikanisches Institut. 2019, Unravel Travel offers also a short-term exchange program for high school students with Menaul School in Albuquerque, NM and the Löwenrot Gymnasium, in St. Leon-Rot, near Heidelberg, Germany.                  

                            Our Partners:

German-American Institute, d.a.i. Tübingen, Germany
LÖWENROT-Gymnasium, Germany
Global Ties, Albuquerque
Global One to One, Albuquerque
National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Menaul School, Albuquerque
University of New Mexico (UNM):
Curanderismo Program
Native American Studies
Africana Studies
College of Education

 

 

 

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