Born out of our commitment to academic and homestay excellence, Homestay 360 gives American families the opportunity to host an international student for the duration of the student’s enrollment in a New Oasis partner high school. In return, our high school scholars enrich their host family life and local community with a commitment to quality education, community service and international exchange.
Meet the Staff:
Suzy Fitzpatrick, Director of Homestay 360
Suzy Fitzpatrick joined New Oasis in 2011 as the area coordinator for The Walsingham Academy. In 2012, she was promoted to Homestay Programs Manager, where she created social programs at schools, geared towards international students and homestay families. She was promoted again in 2013, to her current role as Director of the Homestay Program.
Suzy earned a bachelor’s degree in history from La Salle University in 2006. A mother of three, Suzy hosted New Oasis students for two years.
Tammy Becker, Homestay Regional Manager
Tammy Becker joined New Oasis International Education as the area coordinator for the Lehigh Valley Schools in 2010. Her hard work, dedication, responsiveness and commitment to the New Oasis stakeholders led to her to a promotion to Homestay 360 Manager.
As an Area Coordinator, Tammy managed the academic and Homestay support for the Lehigh Valley. Her experience as a coordinator provided her with a cultural awareness that has enabled her to foster and retain trusting relationships with schools, host families, and students.
The knowledge and experience she gained as a coordinator enable her to perform the role of Homestay 360 Program Manager, identifying, assessing and assisting with situations that require support and understanding for students and families.
Daniel Brown, Homestay Regional Manager
Daniel Brown is a Southeast Regional Manager, covering parts of the Charlotte area and Georgia. He has worked with New Oasis as a Student Coordinator and Program Manager, as well.
Before joining New Oasis, Daniel was an attorney practicing in Financial Litigation Support and served as a Fellow with Legal Services of Southern Piedmont’s Family Support and Healthcare Program. Outside of work, Daniel still plays soccer competitively, enjoys reading when time allows and loves writing about things only he would read anyway. He and his wife have made a great life for themselves in Charlotte, NC and are grateful for the friends, family and colleagues they are able to share it with.
Whitney Morgan, Program Operations Manager
Whitney joins the Homestay 360 team with a wealth of knowledge. Whitney earned her master’s degree in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute in 2012. From her time spent overseas as a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in China to working as the manager for study-abroad programs in East Africa, Whitney has been dedicated to experiential education from a young age.
Whitney’s appreciation for not only study abroad programming but homestay experiences began during high school and extended through graduate school. Whitney has had 10 homestay experiences in five different countries. Those cross-cultural experiences have helped Whitney become a globally minded individual. Whitney’s love for cultural exchange and education has provided for her many adventures through out her professional career. She believes in the New Oasis mission and looks forward to working with all students and host families that enter into the program.