The WanderWorld Team

The realization of your adventure

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Latin America is our passion. This is what unites us as the WanderWorld Travel team - we were born there, live or have lived there, know and love the countries and call them our (second) home. We have shared this passion since 2018 and have already supported over 1,500 participants on their own personal journey. Personal contact with our participants is particularly important to us. We look forward to getting to know you and accompanying you on your adventure! On this page you can get to know our team in Germany and Latin America and find out more about your contact person.

Sophia Fink

FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

Sophia is the founder of WanderWorld Travel. She advises our participants on their program selection and looks after them before and during the trip. She has personally selected our programs. On her annual trips through Latin America, she visits our partner projects and establishes new collaborations. 

Sophia founded WanderWorld Travel after a long journey through several countries in Latin America, which she undertook after her law studies. You can find out more about our founding story here.

More about Sophia

"Traveling for several months allows young people to broaden their horizons and think outside the box. From my own experience, I know that living together with people from a different culture gives you the opportunity to change your perspective, question your familiar thought patterns and develop enormously as a result. The cultural exchange is not only a benefit for you, but also for the local people and often results in intensive friendships."

Lisa Stettner

SUPPORT AND TRAVEL PREPARATION

Lisa looks after our participants before departure, during the program and during the travel period. She is also responsible for social media and is a supervisor in Costa Rica.

She studied communication science at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart and combined her semester breaks with constant travel. After graduating, she emigrated to Costa Rica in 2020 and has been working with WanderWorld ever since.

More about Lisa

"After two unforgettable vacations in Costa Rica, it was clear to me that I wanted to live there for a longer period of time. In 2020, my husband and I took the plunge and emigrated. Since I've been here, I've been able to experience the culture, the people and the beauty of the country even more intensively. My tip for young travelers who want to explore Costa Rica: Don't plan too much in advance, leave yourself room for spontaneity. The best experiences often come from unexpected moments and encounters."

Amanda Olschewski

Advice and travel preparation

Amanda takes care of the travel registration and travel preparations for our participants. She receives inquiries and program bookings and answers questions. After completing her Bachelor's degree in tourism, she has been working at WanderWorld since 2023. 

During her studies, she spent a semester abroad in Peru and traveled to many other South American countries. Peru in particular aroused her passion.

More about AManda

"What fascinates me is the lively and spirited culture, which expresses itself particularly through dance, music and a sense of community. I have had the opportunity to travel through countries such as Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. My tip for young travelers would be to embrace the openness and spontaneity of the locals and the country's processes rather than sticking to the familiar from home. It's a wonderful experience to see life from a less difficult perspective."

Alejandro Rodriguez

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Ale is responsible for cooperation with our local projects. He ensures that there is a constant exchange of information. He is also the contact person in Guatemala, his home country, where he was born and grew up.

He studied history at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala and worked as a sales representative for a Canadian company for three years before deciding to turn his love of travel into a career in 2022. He has traveled extensively in both Latin America and Europe and is particularly fascinated by Colombia.

More about Alejandro

"I was born in Guatemala City and spent my childhood there. But for many years I have called the enchanting city of Antigua my home. Guatemala is a country full of history and cultural treasures, and I love being a part of it. What do I particularly appreciate about Guatemala? Definitely the people. The Guatemalans are incredibly nice and hospitable. My tip for young travelers: live in the moment and feel the beauty of this country in all its facets!"

Ronja Passauer

Online Marketing

Ronja takes care of our social media channels, such as Instagram and TikTok (feel free to check them out😉). She is also responsible for takeovers from Latin America.

After graduating from high school, Ronja traveled through Latin America for a year in 2020 and fell in love with the country and its people. She then became part of our WanderWorld team and began her media informatics studies at the Harz University of Applied Sciences.

More about Ronja

"After graduating from high school, I traveled through Latin America with Wanderworld for a year and simply had the best time of my life. I climbed volcanoes, danced salsa, explored the Andes and, above all, got to know myself in a completely new way. I came into close contact with the local people through my projects and shed countless tears every time I had to leave. I wish everyone this experience of reinventing themselves away from all the people they know."

Sebastian Delp

Friend and helper

Basti is very familiar with the projects and trips in Latin America and supports Wanderworld with customer care, travel preparations and everything else that arises.

More about Sebastian

" I love traveling and think it's super cool what interesting people you get to meet. The fact that every country is so different from the next also makes every trip a unique adventure! "

Our contact persons

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Your Contact person are the key people who will accompany you on your exciting journey and who you can always turn to. They warmly welcome you to the Introduction days welcome in the country and are available as your first point of contact for questions and Orientation to the side. These days are not just for Get to know of the new environment, but also the development of a Networkwho will support you throughout your stay. Your contact persons will make sure that you feel comfortable and welcome right from the start by showing you the Culturewhich Language and the local customs closer.

Carlos Schrader

Support Peru

Carlos is responsible for looking after the participants in Peru. As he grew up there, he knows his way around very well and is always up for a pisco sour.

More about Carlos

"I've been at home in beautiful Peru since I was born. I grew up bilingual here and am therefore fluent in both Spanish and German. The diversity of my home country fascinates me anew every day. The friendliness of the people, the rich culture and the Peruvian cuisine make Peru unique for me. If I could give one tip to travelers, it would be to be open to a different culture and lifestyle. Everyone will get to know a new perspective here and take away unforgettable memories."

Jan Hübner

Support Colombia

Jan is our contact person in Colombia. Colombia has taken his breath away ever since he started traveling after graduating from high school. 

More about Jan

"After graduating from high school in 2012, I decided to travel through South America for a year. During this trip, I met my wife in Cartagena and decided to stay there. One of my absolute favorite places in Colombia is Minca, a village in the café region of the Sierra Nevada. I am fascinated by the diversity of this country. Whether it's the geography, the climate or the people and cultures, everywhere you go something changes. In my opinion, you should explore as much of the countries as possible!"

Doris Luber

Support Mexico

Doris is our contact person in Mexico and also an experienced tour guide. Her infectious passion for the country is contagious and inspires everyone who accompanies her.

More about Doris

"I was immediately captivated by Mexico. During my vacation there, I just knew: I want to stay here longer! It was a decision from the heart, not from the mind. I feel particularly at home in untouched nature - be it in a cenote, on a secluded beach or by a quiet lagoon. What do I particularly like about Mexico? The warm hospitality of the people, the delicious food and the relaxed mentality. Here, life is simply enjoyed without meticulous planning."
You can find our contact persons for Guatemala and Costa Rica in our team