Founder and President Brenda Arbeláez built PALS INTERNATIONAL from a one-person home-based business to a global business that specializes in language instruction, cross-cultural training programs, language translation and interpretation.
With a teaching degree earned in Bogotá, Colombia, Brenda spent ten years teaching in bilingual schools. Upon arrival in the United States in 1975, she soon became known as a particularly effective Spanish language instructor, teaching to private students in her home. As an immigrant who lived first-hand the experience of transplanting her family to another country – one whose language and culture were unfamiliar to her – Brenda brought a keen insight into the challenges and rewards of mastering a second language.
Brenda was fortunate to work for a private language school for five years realizing the importance of teaching foreign languages to executives going abroad for the automotive companies. She soon added instruction to groups of executives en route to assignments in Spanish-speaking countries. Because of her excellent teaching skills, her students encouraged her to start her own business. By 1983, she formed PALS INTERNATIONAL.
Establishing a network that has grown to 2,000 professionals in over 100 countries, Brenda built the company with the mission to assist with the global needs of her clients. The vision and values upon which she has built PALS INTERNATIONAL sets it apart in the global marketplace, incorporating her values and beliefs into its management style.
As the president, Brenda is actively involved in various organizations and associations. Through these memberships, she continually improves company programs and services, while keeping her finger on the pulse of the business community, especially the Hispanic business community.
We deliver a personal approach to language services utilizing our worldwide network to achieve our client’s unique business goals. The core PALS INTERNATIONAL team is composed of bilingual leaders, who share a common passion for languages and cultures.
Top 3 Services or Products:
- Translation & Interpretation Services
- Language Training
- Cross-Cultural Training
- Health Care
- Information Technology/Professional Services
- Marketing, Research and Advertising
Company success story:
PALS INTERNATIONAL attributes its success to the business relationships formed around the globe. Our network of service experts enables PALS to employ the proper resource for the unique language demands of our complex customer base.
From language instruction within the USA, to language interpretation and cross cultural training in Asia, and document translation for various locations in between, PALS INTERNATIONAL truly spans the globe providing full and complete customer satisfaction by our personalized approach.