Brita's eyes were opened to the world when she spent her junior year of high school in Finland as a Rotary foreign exchange student. She continued her international pursuit at American University with a BA in Spanish language and Latin American Studies. During college, she spent two semesters abroad in Spain and Chile. Her part-time work in the AU Abroad office during her senior year further sparked her interest in international education. Brita joined AU Abroad as an Advisor in July of 2003, and completed her master's in International Education at AU in December of 2008. Brita advises for programs in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, the Republic of Ireland, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Sweden, and UAE.