Janet Hulstrand is a writer, editor, and teacher based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her essays and articles have been published in Bonjour Paris, the Christian Science Monitor, International Educator, Smithsonian.com and many other publications. Since 1997 she has created, directed, and taught literature courses for the Education Abroad programs at Hunter and Queens Colleges of the City University of New York in Paris, Hawaii, Florence, and Cuba: she also teaches literary and cultural classes at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C.
Hulstrand is co-director of the Essoyes School, and the creator and teacher of Writing from the Heart writing workshop/retreats, in which participants are invited to “find the time, the courage, and the inspiration to write about whatever is most important to you!” Her first book, Moving On: A Practical Guide to Downsizing the Family Home was published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, and she and her coauthor now write a blog called Downsizing the Home: Lessons Learned. She is the author of NAFSA’s best-selling booklet, What Parents Need to Know! Before, During and After Education Abroad, and she has created and taught planning and training Study Abroad workshops for administrators and faculty in higher education. You can learn more about her editorial work and her writing at www.winged-words.com, and about Writing from the Heart workshops at www.essoyesschool.com.