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Jo Franco

Jo Franco

I'm Jo Franco, and I've created content about travel and language on the internet for a decade. I was 1/2 of the duo DamonAndJo on YouTube which amassed more than 1.2 million subscribers globally. In 2019 I became a host of the Netflix's hit show, The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals, where I took viewers to cultural and unique corners of the world, showing them that travel should be experiential - which includes learning the language. I've created a journal club, called JoClub, which often hosts journaling in foreign language workshops. I also developed the 21 day language challenge with global participants that I'll now roll out into an on-going project. As an Afro-Brazilian who grew up in the USA, I'm multicultural, and multilingual inside and out. I speak 6.5 languages, 5 of them fluently, and have hosted in French, Spanish, Portuguese, as well as English. My goal is to build communities of people just like me - the ones who live at the intersection of the here and there. The in-betweeners.

11:50 am - 12:40 pm
Grand Hall

Building communities online with polyglot content