Your Support Team

Nice to meet you! We are your experts for cultural exchange and Spanish learning in Latin America, with more than 12 years of hands-on experience. Our team loves helping young people like you make their dream to experience this awesome part of the world come true. Why not get in touch with us today?

Daniel Pütz
Daniel PützFounder & Director

Daniel founded SpanishPlanet 2005 in Berlin, Germany, before he traveled and lived in South America for several years. In 2015 he moved to Ireland to work as a project manager in the IT sector. Daniel likes big dogs and chilled Guinness, Indian food and the Dire Straits.

Elisa Pérez Prieto
Elisa Pérez PrietoProgram Manager

Eli comes from the Andalusia region in southern Spain. She coordinates our cultural exchange programs in Latin America and is the main contact person for our international clients. The primary school teacher relocated to Ireland in 2015 and loves peach tea, salsa, and traveling the world.

Maja Jerčić
Maja JerčićMarketing & PR

Maja leads our marketing activities and takes good care of our public relations. Originally from Split in Croatia, Maja moved to Cork in Ireland in 2015 where she works as a staff trainer in the tourism sector. Maja loves live concerts and dancing, sea food and Game of Thrones.

Bárbara Topp Brand
Bárbara Topp BrandOn-site Support in Chile

The PR manager and mother of two hosted some of our first au pairs before she joined our team a couple of years later. Based in her hometown Chicureo, she personally takes care of our au pairs and supports our host families in the greater Santiago area. Bárbara loves traveling, social events and swimming.

Lucy Nottidge
Lucy NottidgeOn-site Support in Argentina

Originally from Baildon in England, Lucy came to Argentina over 10 years ago for her studies and to work as a professional translator. She provides personal on-site support for our program participants in Rosario, Santa Fé. Lucy likes riverside barbecues, mojitos and the occasional tango.

Pablo Ascierto
Pablo AsciertoCultural Attaché & Translator

Pablo is a talented writer, true literature enthusiast and punk rock music fan. He teaches German in his hometown Rosario and supports us with translations and his cultural expertise. Pablo loves poetry and old books, and is a long-time fan of German band Die Toten Hosen.

Our Trusted Partners

To provide our international clients with the best possible learning experience, we teamed up with some of the best Spanish schools and language institutes in Latin America. Our carefully selected partners provide a wide range of Spanish courses taught by professional native speakers for our program participants, and organise many fun after-school workshops, cultural activities and social events for students, teachers and friends.