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Leaders & Key Players



 

SP200*: Study Abroad is a student-centred learning experience. The annual program is led and directed by a Laurier supervising professor who is supported by a study abroad assistant and a senior international liaison while abroad. Because of the diverse logistics of the program and depending on the size and needs of the customized package and specific destination abroad, additional support staff such as an instructional assistant or assistant to the supervising professor may be appointed by the supervising professor. The main duties and responsibilities for all of SP200*'s leaders and key players are described below.

 

 



Supervising Professor. The supervising professor directs the study abroad experience and is responsible for ensuring an excellent academic experience abroad. He/she negotiates and customizes the study abroad program package and academic content directly with the host institution, administers the financial accounts, and oversees the operation and organization of the entire trip. The supervising professor accompanies the SP200 group on all excursions and day trips, supervises the assistants, and is available for consultation during the entire experience abroad.

Assistant to the Supervising Professor. The assistant to the supervising professor helps oversee logistics and clerical issues of the entire study abroad experience. He/she accompanies the SP200 group on all excursions and day trips and is available for consultation during the entire experience abroad.  

Study Abroad Assistant. The study abroad assistant helps with all issues related to student affairs and ensures student safety, satisfaction, and support. He/she provides guidance and assistance to students with health and safety issues, risk management, host families, travel insurance, and other issues approved by the supervising professor. The study abroad assistant accompanies the SP200 group on all excursions and day trips and is available for consultation during the entire experience abroad.

Instructional Assistant. The instructional assistant helps with all academic issues. He/she also facilitates extracurricular discussions, activities, and workshops that further apply the target language and culture, in addition to other activities approved by the supervising professor. The instructional assistant accompanies the SP200 group on all excursions and day trips and is available for consultation during the entire experience abroad.

Senior International Liaison. The senior international liaison is the director of the host institution abroad and thus serves as the official link between the partner institution and the SP200 program. He/she works closely with the SP200 program leaders to ensure a safe and successful learning experience. He/she is available for consulation during the entire experience abroad. 

 

 Dr._Schwieter2.jpg   Dr. John W. Schwieter, Supervising Professor (2007- )       

 

2013, 2014, & 2015 at El Colegio de España, Spain

 Aline_1.jpg Dr. Aline Ferreira, Study Abroad Assistant

 Teresa.jpg Mtra. Teresa González, Senior International Liaison

2012 at Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica & Panama

Mexico_430.jpg  Lic. Gaby Klassen, Assistant to the Supervising Professor

Alice.jpg   Lic. Alice Jakubowski, Study Abroad Assistant

Dr._Barahona.jpg  Dr. Alejandra Barahona, Senior International Liaison

2011 at El Colegio de España, Spain

Lic._Daniels.jpg   Lic. Samuel Daniels, Assistant to the Supervising Professor

Lic._Gonzalez.jpg   Lic. Leo González, Study Abroad Assistant

Sarah.jpg   Lic. Sarah Kunert, Instructional Assistant

Teresa.jpg   Mtra. Teresa González, International Liaison

2010 at Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica

Lic._Castro.jpg   Lic. Rebecca Castro, Study Abroad Assistant

 Dr._Barahona.jpg Dr. Alejandra Barahona, International Liaison

2009 at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico

Lic._Shayan.jpg   Lic. Negar Shayan, Study Abroad Assistant

Pilar_Castillo.jpg  Mtra. Pilar Castillo, Senior International Liaison

2008 at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico

Mtra._Figueroa.jpg   Mtra. Diana Figueroa, Study Abroad Assistant

Pilar_Castillo.jpg   Mtra. Pilar Castillo, International Liaison