John Ockey

Centre Director
IES Abroad London

Born in the USA to an American father and European mother; attending primary school in Australia, John Ockey found himself to be the classic Third Culture Kid. Following degrees in Italian Literature and Art History, John worked at the United Nations in Geneva, before discovering IES Abroad. He has not looked back since!

Read below to find out a bit more about John:

Where have you studied or lived abroad?

Australia, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, and now the UK

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

My father is from Bryce Canyon, UT. There can't be a more beautiful place on the planet.

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

My passport :-)

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Read! I also love the cinema :-)

Best piece of advice you've ever received?

My father always told me to remember the following: 'It's better to be trusted than to be loved.'

John Ockey abroad