Alumni Spotlight

Andrew Lorraine

Andrew is currently the CEO at in Bratislava. He was appointed this year after almost 6 years of working for the company. Before that, he established and led Tatran Editing – an English language services company focused on the CEE market.

Andrew received his Bachelor’s degree from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, where he majored in Political Science. During his studies, Andrew gained practical experience through different intern positions such as a Congressional Intern at the U.S. House of Representatives, Communications Intern at the American Society for International Law, and Program Intern at U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He also received the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence and the “Frank Spano Leadership” merit scholarship.

Andrew received his certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TESOL) in Italy, where he spent the summer teaching Italian children English with the Accademia Culturale Linguistica Educational Foundation.

During his Fulbright scholarship, Andrew taught 18 various classes, led one afterschool conversation club, assisted with an FCE Exam preparation club, and scheduled extra one-on-one conversation lessons. He strived to prepare engaging, diverse and unique lesson plans. He also had time to explore his Slovak heritage and enjoyed immersing himself in Slovak culture. His year in Košice was full of experiences that helped him grow to appreciate the country and its people.

After his Fulbright year, Andrew stayed in Slovakia and completed an intermediate-level study course though Studia Academica Slovaca at Comenius University in Bratislava. Then, he lived in New York and London before finally deciding to move back to Slovakia.

As Andrew says, “I strongly believe that my Fulbright year has been the most formative experience in my life. It opened so many unique doors for my career and personal life, and I made friends and memories that will be with me forever.”