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Meet the IR Team

In addition to the IR team, with whom our campus partners work closely, GEO advisors, program coordinators, student services staff, and a dedicated health and safety risk manager provide additional key resources in your affiliation with GEO. In addition to the IR team with whom our partners work most closely, our colleagues–advisors, program coordinators, student services staff, and senior leadership, including a dedicated health and safety risk manager–provide additional key resources in your affiliation with GEO. No matter your level of commitment, rest assured every GEO program counts with the support of more than 20 professional staff with ample experience in the international community. When you are ready to take the first step, connect with our Institutional Relations Team below.

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Map of U.S. defining regions that each IR team member represents

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Lisa Calevi
Assistant Director, Institutional Relations

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Dana Elliott
Dana Elliott
Institutional Relations Representative, Western Region

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Jane Thiele
Senior Institutional Relations Representative, Midwest and Southern Regions


Annual Advisor Summit

GEO hosts an annual Advisor Summit for current and potential affiliates specifically designed to provide a more in-depth understanding of GEO and offer a networking opportunity for study abroad professionals throughout the country. During this event, we will take a deep dive into GEO programming, scholarships, professional development opportunities and more. If you’re new to GEO or just want to deepen your understanding of our growing program offerings and support services, this event is for you!

For 2020, the GEO Advisor Summit will be offered in the fall. Details to come.

Highlights:

  • An overview of GEO centers abroad and GEO's unique programs and multi-site options.
  • Processes and best practices for developing customized programs with GEO.
  • Staff and faculty professional development opportunities, including site visit and faculty-led program development grants.
  • Opportunities to meet key staff, including GEO:
    • Program coordinators
    • Site directors abroad
    • Institutional relations team

 

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GEO Open Houses

Consider visiting a GEO center during an annual open house! Site visit participants explore the host city, meet GEO instructional staff and on-site directors, tour GEO facilities, observe ongoing academic programs, and learn about unique opportunities for customized programming at each location. Lodging, most meals, transfers, and all activities are covered in this familiarization tour.

Siena, Italy
November 1-4, 2020 (POSTPONED)

For more information, visit the Siena Center webpage or contact Lisa Calevi at lar@uoregon.edu.

The city of Siena is a UNESCO world heritage site located in Tuscany just an hour south of Florence. The GEO Center in Siena is located in the 19th century Palazzo Bargagli, within the medieval city walls in the Contrada dell’Istrice (the Porcupine district). Our Center is a short walk to the Piazza del Campo where the historic Palio horse race is run twice each summer.

Upcoming highlights of the 2020 Open House:

  • Take a special tour of the Porcupine contrada museum 
  • View student and faculty apartments with GEO Housing Coordinator
  • Take in a view of the surrounding hill towns from the top of the Cathedral
  • Visit internship and service-learning sites, including a local vineyard
  • Enjoy a cooking class followed by dinner
  • Tour and sit in on classes at the GEO Siena Center

Hear from our partners!

“It’s a pleasure to lead a program based at the GEO Center and introduce students to Siena’s rich history and culture using the city itself as both a subject and an inspiration. The Siena Site Director, Silvia Minucci, makes it so easy to connect student interests with excursions and opportunities throughout Italy, helping me expand young artists’ ideas about what art has been in the past and what it and can be in the future.”

Oregon State University Professor of Art Shelley Jordon
Leads a fall term program entitled “A Tuscan Experience: Studio Art in Siena"

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Art students sketch during a walking tour of medieval Siena with GEO instructor Piergiacomo Petrioli
Art students sketch during a walking tour of medieval Siena with GEO instructor Piergiacomo Petrioli.

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Segovia, Spain
Oct. 26-29, 2019

Priority application deadline: August 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted after that date; however, funding is not guaranteed. For more information, visit the Segovia Center webpage.

Site visit participants will explore the host cities, meet GEO staff including on-site directors, tour GEO facilities and observe ongoing academic programs at each location. Some highlights include:

  • Meet homestay families in both cities
  • Meet with presidents of local Chamber of Commerce and Hospitality Associations to discuss internship opportunities
  • Visit the University of Oviedo Humanities campus and residence hall
  • Lunch and tour of a traditional cider house 
  • Visit the site of the horse therapy internship
  • Tour and sit in on classes at both GEO centers

Hear from our partners!

“The GEO Open House in which I participated was phenomenally organized; I felt that I walked away with a strong sense of the kind of partner GEO is and what potential there could be for my institution. Apart from providing wonderful logistical oversight, the GEO team ensured that our itinerary had the perfect balance of cultural and academic visits and meetings. They even went beyond by organizing some individual meetings that aligned with our institution’s priorities. I am eager to collaborate in the future, having developed a handful of actionable ideas during the visit.”

Kyle Rausch, EdD, Director of Education Abroad
Office of Global Engagement, Purdue University Northwest

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The 2019 Segovia/Oviedo cohort included guests from Texas A&M University, DePauw University, Oakland University, Purdue NW University, University of Portland, Union University, Lipscomb University, Milligan University, Oakland Community College, University of Alaska, and University of Oregon.

 

Oviedo, Spain
Oct. 29-31, 2019

Priority application deadline: August 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted after that date; however, funding is not guaranteed. For more information, visit the Oviedo Center webpage.

Site visit participants will explore the host cities, meet GEO staff including on-site directors, tour GEO facilities and observe ongoing academic programs at each location. Some highlights include:

  • Meet homestay families in both cities
  • Meet with presidents of local Chamber of Commerce and Hospitality Associations to discuss internship opportunities
  • Visit the University of Oviedo Humanities campus and residence hall
  • Lunch and tour of a traditional cider house 
  • Visit the site of the horse therapy internship
  • Tour and sit in on classes at both GEO centers

Hear from our partners!

“Excited to expand our partnership with GEO and explore new opportunities!”

Kallan Picha, Director of Studies Abroad, University of Portland

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After a delicious lunch, the group enjoyed a hike up Monte Naranco to take in the beautiful panorama of the region of Asturias, in the heart of “green” Spain. Medieval churches dotted the path.


    GEO on the Road

    Diversity Abroad
    March 14-17, 2020
    New Orleans (Find us at Booth #32)

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    Forum
    March 25-27, 2020
    Kansas City (Find us at Booth #68)

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    NAFSA
    May 27-31, 2020
    St. Louis (Find us at Booth #2628)

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      GEO staff would love to introduce you to our organization and would be happy to plan a day familiarizing you with our team and operations. We’re even happy to set up a campus tour!
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