You may have already heard that there are new colleagues in the International Center. The Study Abroad Office moved into the International Center in late December, as part of a restructure to better utilize existing staff and to increase the synergy between the areas. I am very pleased to welcome Mitch Lawson, Director of Study Abroad and IC Associate, and Vicki McDonald, IC Administrative Assistant, to the International Center team. This means that the International Center now has three areas (De LaSalle Language Institute, International Student Services, and Study Abroad) sharing its physical space in the Heights and new opportunities to collaborate with programming, and to integrate international students studying at Saint Mary’s and domestic students looking to study abroad. We look forward to developing a new International Week next fall semester and working with others across the university to enhance international understanding and the student experience at Saint Mary’s. If you haven’t been over to the Heights, it’s a short walk; come visit!

Tracy Lehnertz, MA
Associate Dean for International Programs

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