John Hudson

Center Director
IES Abroad Buenos Aires

John was born in Buenos Aires and has lived most of his life there, although "studying abroad" in the US at the undergraduate (Purdue) and graduate level (Duke). He has worked for several US corporations in Latin America and Asia, and has consulted and trained executives in cross-cultural management, leadership and teamwork. He is a certified management coach from Henley Business School in the UK, where has also been a research associate. Since 2002 John has worked at several universities in Buenos Aires where he has always been actively involved in international education and student exchange programs with US and European institutions. John is married and the proud father of four. He has been Center Director for IES in Buenos Aires since 2012 and is professor of Organizational Behavior.

Read below to find out a bit more about John:

Where have you studied or lived abroad?

Argentina, Canada, Hong Kong, Philippines, United Kingdom, United States.

What is your favorite place you've traveled and why?

I've learned to appreciate the best of every place I have been fortunate to visit, so it's a tough choice. Thailand would be a strong candidate, where else can you visit exotic Buddhist temples, get to know extremely friendly and polite people, eat great food, ride tuk-tuks and elephants, handle a snake, scuba dive and sail in the beautiful tropical sea?

What is the one item you can't travel without?

My smartphone, hands down. It is truly the Swiss Army knife of the 21st century.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Travel. I recently accompanied our IES group on our field trip to northwestern Argentina (Salta & Jujuy provinces), and found it fascinating to see my country through the eyes of our students.

John with IES students and local host in Jujuy province, Spring 2018.