International Education Advising Appointments

We’re here to help whether you need advising as an international student or for study abroad. Specific areas of expertise are listed below. Students are always welcome to email us with questions.

International Student Advisors: Krittika Onsanit, Diana Trinh, and Aileen Eichelberger

Study Abroad Advisors: Michele Cox, Chris Klein, Marina LaMastro and Amy Bergmann

Michele Cox, Director of Study Abroad

Michele manages exchange and study abroad programs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Ecuador (USFQ), Italy (Umbra, Verona), Poland, and Spain (except St. Louis in Madrid)

Chris Klein, Associate Director of Study Abroad

Chris manages exchange and study abroad programs in Africa (CIEE, IES), Asia, Australia, Austria, England, France (including CIEE), Germany (except IES Freiburg), Italy (IES), Morocco (IES), and Switzerland (Université de Lausanne)

Marina LaMastro, Assistant Director of Study Abroad

Marina manages exchange and study abroad programs in the Caribbean (University of the West Indies), Germany (IES Freiburg), Hungary (AIT Budapest), Israel, Jordan/Morocco (AMIDEAST), New Zealand, and also advises for study abroad programs offered by SFS and SIT/IHP, all of which host programs in locations around the world. Marina is also the advisor for UR Summer Study Abroad programs.

Amy Bergmann, Study Abroad Advisor

Amy manages exchange and study abroad programs in Denmark, Hungary (Corvinus), India, Ireland, Italy (Bocconi, ICCS Rome, UGA Cortona), Jordan (CIEE), the Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, Spain (St. Louis in Madrid), and Sweden. She also advises for most worldwide CIEE study abroad programs (except those in Africa and France).

Krittika Onsanit, Director of International Student and Scholar Services

Krittika oversees orientation, advising, services and support to non-immigrant students, scholars, teaching assistants, and staff on immigration, health insurance, practical, cultural, academic, and personal issues.

Diana Trinh, International Student Advisor

Diana provides support to UR’s international students by managing incoming exchange student applications, advising on J-1 immigration issues, and handling inquiries from international students, scholars, teaching assistants, parents and staff.

Aileen Echelberger, International Education Fellow

Aileen supports UR’s international students by offering advice and listening to feedback. She will also be aiding in the planning of IE events.

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