Jennifer Rosenbaum is the Director of Finance at Hemisphere Educational Travel.
What is your favorite part about your job?
I am very fortunate to be involved with all aspects of our business. I started with Hemisphere 22 years ago planning tours. Currently, I assist parents during the registration and payment collection process, I manage vendor payments, I manage our staff’s payroll, and I work closely with our accountant for all other financial aspects. Each day is different with new challenges and always keeps me busy.
Where is your favorite destination?
I am so lucky to have grown up in the travel industry and to have traveled to so many amazing places. I would love to return to The Greek islands, specifically Mykonos and Santorini.
What’s the best thing you’ve learned while traveling?
I’ve learned that I need the keep traveling since I always learn something new everywhere I go. The tour guides I have met over the years have been my traveling teachers.
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten while traveling?
The most unusual food I have eaten was on my most recent trip to Scotland. I ate haggis, which was surprisingly very good!
If you were stranded in an airport, what three things would you want with you?
If I were stranded in an airport, I would want my phone (with WIFI, of course,) a deck of cards and someone to chat with.
If you could run into anyone famous—fictional or nonfictional, historical or mythical—during travel, whom would you want to run into?
I just recently met my childhood crush, Jack Wagner, the soap opera star/singer/golfer. I would love to get the opportunity to meet Adam Pascal. I’m a huge Broadway show fan, and have seen him in several of my favorite shows.
What’s one thing you would recommend every student group do while traveling?
I highly recommended that all student groups should eat the local cuisine. Eating new and unusual food is as important to the sites they visit, when it comes to the overall experience of travel. I just ate a Galette (French crepe) in the cutest cafe in Normandy, and the staff did not speak any English.
What destination on your bucket list do you most want to visit?
There are still so many places I hope to visit from my bucket list. I hope to make it to Australia/New Zealand, South America and the Panama Canal in the near future.
What’s your favorite activity while traveling, or something you’ve always wanted to try?
I’ve always wanted to sky dive.
What do you love about travel?
Travel allows me to relax, escape reality and learn from new experiences.