Lilly Johnsson grew up in the small town of Savsjo, Sweden, a small community where everyone knows each other. She was an avid horse enthusiast from an early age and later became involved in the local and regional Equestrian organizations working with children and young adults. Her hobby led her to Ireland during her gap year where she worked as groom and yard manager in a racing and national hunt yard in Tipperary.
Back in Sweden, she attended Linnaeus University and studied International Administration, English and Political Science. The strong connection to the Emerald Island made it easy to head back when it was time to do an internship at the end of her studies. She took up the position at the local marketing office of EF, a large international language educator. The love for Ireland as a country grew and Lilly stayed with EF Dublin and worked as Administration Manager at the large english school with a buzzing number of 650 students at peak. In 2008, she joined Champlain College for the grand opening of its first European Campus. She has great experience of working with students who find themselves in a foreign environment for the first time.
Lilly lives on the south side of Dublin in Dun Laoghaire with her husband Graham and son Oscar. Apart from riding horses, she enjoys socializing with family and friends, reading books and experimenting in the kitchen. "Study Abroad is life-changing. The highlight of my job is to see students literally change their life perspective before my eyes".