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Marisol Garcia


CEO and Resident Director

Marisol was born in California but raised in Madrid, Spain. She considers herself a true bicultural person - even though she lived in Spain the first 18 years of her life - she was always surrounded by a very American culture. She went to an American school in Spain, but interacted daily with her Spanish friends.

She decided to continue her education in California and received a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a Minor in Advertising. As her real passion was working and helping students, she decided to get her Master's Degree in Educational Counseling. She finished her Masters and started working as an academic, career and personal counselor in several community colleges in Southern California. She has worked in Santa Monica, Fullerton, Cypress, Long Beach, Irvine and Compton Community College to name a few. In 1999 she moved back to Spain and started working right away with American students as Director of Student Services for Saint Louis University, Madrid. A few years later she became CAPA Madrid's Resident Director.

After more than 20 years working in the education and study abroad fields AIM´s CEO and Resident Director, Marisol García, decided to start her own company.  She wanted to be able to give as many students the opportunity to study abroad at affordable prices.  Mrs. Garcia has been able to do this, by concentrating her programs in her home city Madrid and keeping her organization small and simple.

Nuria Moreno


Housing Coordinator and Program Assistant

Nuria has worked for over 15 years  in the accommodation and housing logistics field. She interviews every family and landlord and carefully selects the best homes for all our students. 

Every home is visited personally by her and she keeps a close relationship with every family and land lord to make sure that our students needs are being met.  As Program Assistant she also helps on the day to day general office duties. 

Her AIM is to make sure all of our students have a wonderful experience when they get home after an enjoyable day in Madrid.

Markus Biegel

International Relations Advisor

Markus was born and raised in Germany and moved to the United States in 2002 where he attended California State University, Dominguez Hills and received two Bachelors in International Business and Marketing. In addition, Markus also has two MBAs from California State University, Long Beach in Finance and Human Resource Management.

Since 2008 he has been a business consultant helping over 200 small businesses grow and improve their operations. In his spare time he has lectured to many student groups throughout Southern California and is a regular guest lecturer at the Leadership Institute at California State University, Fullerton.


Markus’ AIM, as International Relations Advisor, will be to facilitate the over all experience of the students, faculty and administrators prior to departure to Madrid. Markus will be AIM´s institutions U.S. based contact.

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