Education Abroad (EA)

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Open Meeting: Financing Education Abroad

Friday, June 2
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
LACC, Room 301AB

Join colleagues for a discussion of financial aid issues and education abroad.

Michele Arellano

Associate Director
University of Kansas Office of Study Abroad

Michele Arellano has worked in Higher Education Administration since 1999 and more specifically in Education Abroad since 2002. She currently serves as the Associate Director-Student Services of Study Abroad & Global Engagement at The University of Kansas. Her main responsibilities are managing all student services functions including enrollment management, scholarship and financial aid processing and advising for study abroad. Previously, Michele was employed by the Financial Aid office at the University of Kansas and currently serves as study abroad liaison and main advisor to the Financial Aid office, Registrar’s office and Enrollment Management office on campus. She presents often on financing education abroad topics and has served on numerous internal as well as external scholarship review committees. As a member of NAFSA's leadership team, she currently serves as Chair of NAFSA's Education Abroad Regulatory Practice (EARP) committee and was the former Chair of the EARP Financial Aid Subcommittee.


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Jonathan G. Sylvia

Assistant Director, Operations
Dartmouth College

Jonathan Sylvia is the Assistant Director, Operations at the Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education at Dartmouth College. He serves NAFSA on Region XI's Leadership Team as Teasurer, past New Hampshire's State Representative, member of the nominations committee, workshop coordinator, mentor, conference presenter, and Advocacy Day participant. Also a member of NAFSA's EA KC Financing Education Abroad Subcommittee. He served as President of the board of directors for Hartford Dismas House and is now Treasurer of Dismas of Vermont, Inc., which promotes healthy transitional living environments for those re-entering society from prison. Jonathan also participates with PAX Academic Exchange as Youth Exchange and Study (YES) cluster leader and coordinator. With twenty-five years experience in higher education, Jonathan cooperates with global faculty and administrators to enhance program offerings and services to Dartmouth's student-body and diligently promotes global awareness and intercultural understanding to those he serves. Jonathan values connecting people from different cultures to promote understanding and friendship.


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Katey C. Palumbo

Director, International Programs
Worcester State University

Katey Palumbo, the Director of International Programs at Worcester State University, has worked in the field of International Education for more than 15 years. Palumbo currently oversees international student and scholar advising as well as study abroad/study away advising and the development of short-term faculty-led programming at Worcester State. She is co-chair of the NAFSA Financing Education Abroad Subcommittee. Palumbo has lived, worked and studied abroad in Europe, Asia and Australia.


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