Office of International Affairs Staff
Jan Finn, Associate Dean for International Affairs
Phone: 267-620-4112 • E-mail: email@example.com
Jan is committed to providing high-quality services to any faculty, staff or student who contacts the Office of International Affairs. Her responsibilities include advising on study abroad, management and direction of International Affairs, orientation, reentry programs and liaising with departmental offices and faculty. She also directs the First Year Previews and supports faculty and staff who participate in study abroad experiences.
Jan spent 15 years living and studying in Europe and was the Director of the U.S./U.K. Fulbright Commission’s Educational Advisory Service where she counseled thousands of international students who planned to study in the United States. With a background in journalism and cross-cultural communications, she has been a regular contributor at regional and national conferences related to study abroad, including chairing a session at the 2007 NAFSA conference on first-year study abroad experiences. She has co-taught a course for first-years returning from the First Year Study Abroad Experience, and she follows up with students when they return from study abroad to help them to learn from this extraordinary experience.
Kate Pratt Bryant, Assistant Director
Phone: 215-572-8557 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Bryant is dedicated to facilitating intercultural exchange for Arcadia. She serves as the primary contact for international students who are on campus, while also advising domestic students who are traveling to Spain, Ireland, Wales, South Africa, France, Greece and Australia or on a summer program. Kate also works with the I-PALs program and is the advisor for Arcadia’s International Club.
Kate joins Arcadia University after working in the non-profit sector where she assisted medical researchers in the developing world. She has also worked with Fulbrighters from the Middle East and North Africa and with a program that takes high school students abroad. Kate earned her Master’s degree in International Education from the School for International Training, where she researched intercultural communicative competence, and has studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.
Meredith Mashner, International Program Manager
Phone: 267-620-4843 • E-mail: email@example.com
Meredith is passionate about enabling students, faculty, and staff to engage in intercultural experiences. She advises Arcadia students interested in studying in Spain, Scotland, Wales, England, and South Africa. She also is the coordinator for all short-term travel programs, including inter-departmental (ID) courses, Preview, and other faculty-led experiences across the university.
Meredith has worked in various facets of international education: as a cross-cultural educator for a non-profit organization, a foreign language teacher, and an advisor, mentor, and lecturer to international students. As an undergraduate she studied abroad in Johannesburg, South Africa and San Sebastian, Spain, and as a graduate student she conducted research on volunteer service programs in Cusco, Peru. Meredith has also volunteered in Nicaragua and Nepal, and has taught at Penn, Drexel, and Korea University.
Chris Piazza-Reim, Secretary
Phone: 215-572-2867 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris is always eager to provide additional support services such as helping students to obtain visas and passports, and making sure students have all the required paperwork to study abroad and receive a study abroad graduation sash. She also helps with orientation, programming and keeping the office running smoothly.
Chris comes to Arcadia with a background in Special Education services. She worked with special needs students in a classroom setting as a teaching assistant.