Janis Halpern has brought the Academic Programs Abroad Office at Indiana State University from its beginning stages in the early 1990s to where is today--sending over 100 students abroad who chose from over 100 sites in more than 30 countries.
Janis holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Boston University in Spanish Language and Literature. She has studied abroad herself in Spain, Israel, and Mexico.
Janis is a member of the National Organization of International Educators (NAFSA). She has been actively engaged in the Consortia to which Indiana State University belongs, having served as Chair of the Midwest Consortia for Study Abroad (MCSA), and Chair of the Council of Advisors for the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) from 2004-2006.
In order to provide both students and parents with first-hand information about Indiana State University programs abroad, Janis is in contact with on-site directors, and has visited students abroad to evaluate the most popular study abroad sites in England, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Austria, Sweden, the Netherlands, Morocco, Japan, Germany, Greece, Costa Rica, Argentina, China, Ireland, Uruguay, and the Czech Republic.
Brittany is a senior majoring in
Business Management and Liberal Studies with a
concentration in Community Action Consulting Studies
planning to graduate in December of 2011. She is a
Networks Scholar alum and has held several
leadership positions throughout the Scott College of
Business. Brittany spent a semester abroad during
Spring 2009 in Milan, Italy; participated in a ISU
study trip during Spring 2010 in Taiwan; and
recently spent six weeks on an ISU study trip in
Maynooth, Ireland over Summer 2011. Additionally,
Brittany spent a summer in Bethlehem, PA during 2010
as an intern with the Iacocca Institute’s Global
Block is a junior majoring in Language Studies
Teaching concentrating in Spanish. She has two
minors in Teaching English as a Second Language and
International Studies. She is involved with Sigma
Alpha Lambda and the National Honors Society of
Collegiate Scholars on campus. Monica spent Spring
Break 2011 in Guatemala and Summer 2011 in Almería,
Spain. Both places she studied Spanish and Spanish
Bayley is a senior majoring History and Spanish. She is actively involved with
SAL, Alpha Lamda Delta, and Golden Key club on
campus. She completed a semester abroad during
Fall 2009 in Rosario, Argentina and a summer abroad
in Segovia, Spain during 2011. Both locations
allowed her to practice and perfect her Spanish