Our Founder

mary kassMary M. Kass is an international affairs expert and the Founder and CEO of Face the World Foundation and the Face the World Global Education Group. 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.



“Life shrinks and expands according to one’s courage.” - Anais Nin