About Us


Our Commitment

We are committed to improving your bottom line by providing you with the knowledge and resources you need to effectively interact across cultures. Our history of success with our clients and their business needs speaks volumes. 


02. Our Staff 

Bilingual staff are skilled intercultural communication trainers who have experienced one or more international assignments and have worked across multiple industries including pharmaceutical production, tourism, finance, and more. They are knowledgeable, understanding, and resourceful people who will go the extra mile to make sure you have the tools and abilities you need. 


03. Our Clients

Global Perceptions provides services to: expatriates, exchange students, for-profit

and non-profit organizations, athletes, military personnel, and their family
members. Some of our clients have included those working in the pharmaceutical, finance and banking, manufacturing, and higher education industries. 

OUR President

Our History 

Global Perceptions began as a dream 20 years ago and has evolved into a reputable business with international ambitions. As a communication professor at U.S. and Puerto Rican universities, Dr. Julie Parenteau enjoyed working with students, but wanted to expand to offer her expertise to a wider group of people. Putting theory into practice, she established Global Perceptions in 2011 to help others who were experiencing the challenges of cultural transition. Today, she and her staff provide a wide range of custom-designed programs aimed at helping people from all over the world interact and live together in meaningful ways. 

Dr. Julie Parenteau

Dr. Parenteau was born and raised in the United States, but has resided in Puerto Rico since 2006. Her passion for other cultures developed in high school and college where she worked closely with exchange students to help them through the adjustment process both in the U.S. and abroad, putting her knowledge to work while studying in Rouen, France.

Since that time, Dr. Parenteau has received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Bowling Green State University. She also holds a certificate of Human Resource Management as well as one for Distance Learning and has completed basic VISA training to assist study abroad students.

Dr. Parenteau speaks English, Spanish, and French fluently and has taken courses in several other languages including Japanese and Arabic. Dr. Parenteau is also active in professional organizations at the local and international levels where she often makes research presentations based on extensive research in expatriate training and adaptation experiences.

Communication Consulting

Relocation Services

Language Tutoring

"Local experience. Global REach."