Meet Our Team


Meet Our Team

Mary Kass

Founder & CEO.

In 1993, Mary founded Face the World Foundation, a J-1 cultural exchange program for international high school students, Education One, an F-1 academic year program, and American Work Adventures, a J-1 seasonal work and travel program for international university students. 

Community Representative 

FTW has a close network of Community Representatives (CR) across the country that are at the heart of our organization.

They assist in host family recruitment & screening as well as student & family supervision and check-ins,