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Who are we?
We are the people who will assist you in preparing for the seminal experience of studying abroad. We'll help you research destinations and find a program in a particular field. We'll give you some idea of what to expect when you go abroad and guide you in completing the necessary applications and forms for credit transfer, travel health insurance, financial aid, and registration.
Study Abroad is located on the second floor of Ellsworth Hall, just east of the Bernhard Center. We frequently have peer advisors on duty (these are students who have already completed a study abroad program) and we offer information sessions and walk-in advising daily (schedule). Please come and see us! We're here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday through Friday.
Study Abroad Specialists
Jane Blyth, study abroad director, joined the Haenicke Institute in October 2009, after returning from a yearlong stay in Kyoto, Japan, where she was a Visiting Researcher in the Faculty of Culture and Information Science at Doshisha University. Originally from a small town in upstate New York along the Erie Canal, her first experience with study abroad was in France as a 16-year-old.
While in Japan, Jane conducted research on using online digital portfolios and podcasts to improve oral English skills in Japanese university students. Jane has taught Japanese, ESL, and linguistics at Kalamazoo College, Japanese and ESL at Indiana State University, as well as Japanese at Moorhead State University and Valley City State University. She has also been a volunteer English teacher at a secondary school in Chiquimula, Guatemala. Contact Jane at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Ganz, study abroad specialist senior, joined the study abroad staff in September 2006. She lives in Portage and earned her bachelor’s degree with a major in French and a minor in linguistics from Western Michigan University. As part of her undergraduate program, Ann completed a semester at the Université de Haute Bretagne - Rennes II, France, where she studied French language, culture and literature and lived with a French family.
Anastassia Kaml, study abroad specialist, began working in study abroad in September 2006. She is a Russian native of the Volga region who spent her childhood in Moldova and holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in foreign languages and literature, with a minor in pedagogy from the Pedagogical Institute, Saratov State University, Russia. Following