Marie-Claire Patron has a background in education through teaching French and Spanish, in Australia, France and Spain. During her eight years in Spain, she had industrial experience in business, law, banking and the building industry, using extensively her skills in Interpreting and Translation. Marie-Claire is an Assistant Professor and has been at Bond University, Australia for 24 years. She is Head of French and Spanish Language and also lecturer in Intercultural Communication. Marie-Claire holds qualifications in Languages and Linguistics (BA, Monash University), Graduate Dip Ed (Rusden, Victoria), MA (LOTE), Bond University) International Studies (Ph.D, University of South Australia). Her first book was published in 2007, followed by 2 others in 2009 and 2012. Marie-Claire’s research focus is in the intercultural field and the internationalization of students. This book, co-edited with Dr Holden, is her 4th publication.