About Me

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Deren Temel
Student Mobility Specialist
temel@gse.upenn.edu | +66 092 339 4833
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Hi! I am a Student Mobility Specialist and current Manager of the International Development Department at SEAMEO RETRAC; the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization’s (SEAMEO) Regional Training Center (RETRAC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

Having experienced international mobility as a learner, teacher, and consultant, I affirm that international mobility improves one’s quality of life, a nation’s development, and intercultural understanding. I seek collaboration with like-minded individuals, organizations, and project teams that mobilize students and schools to learn anywhere.

I have five years of academic and professional experience supporting project communications, training, and coordination across seven Asia-Pacific countries.

Experience Map

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Manager of the International Development Department, SEAMEO RETRAC, Viet Nam

Communications Intern, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Bureau for Education, Thailand

Teacher Trainer, English Booster Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Guest Teacher, Saint Niño Starbright Montessori School, Guimba, Philippines

Student Advisor, Tokyo World Language Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal

Volunteer Coordinator, Parikrma Foundation, Bangalore, India

Native English Teacher, AEON Corporation, Yonago, Japan

Legal Intern, Freehills Corporate Legal Services, Sydney, Australia

Education Development Presentations

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UNESCO Bangkok Recommendations

Teaching Recommendations

Students Singing English | India

Kids Dancing | India

Kindergarten English | Japan

Adults Sing Japanese | Nepal

Active Learning | Vietnam

Teaching in rural Vietnam

Dancing with Philippine Students