About Andégo

Robert Zenk- founder of Andégo Internships Abroad

Encouraged to study French following my aunt's adventures as an au pair, I fell in love with the connections and cultural understanding that come from immersive travel. Having lived in France for two years, spending some time as an English Language Assistant, and countless trips back with students, I relish the opportunity to extend similar experiences to students today.

A full-time French teacher in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at South Salem High School in Salem, OR and father of two little francophones, I enjoy spending my time with family and being active, Oregon weather permitting!

Melinda Samis

Melinda was the inspiration and propelling force behind our program. As founder of ANDEO International Homestays, a local non-profit that impacted hundreds of students, families, and teachers alike for more than 40 years, Melinda was the first to help Robert send students from South Salem High School on this amazing journey spurring him to create Andégo.

Pascal Le Vigoureux

Founder of our French partner organization, "Terre des Langues", Pascal works closely with our French partner schools to provide placement, communication, and support to all of our participants.