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.
Karolina is a senior majoring in
Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising with a
minor in English. She is planning to graduate in May of 2014.
She has worked with designers in New York City, something
exciting is she is working on her Spring Collection and will be
showcasing it in Times Square, NYC in July.
Karolina spent a semester abroad during
Fall 2012 in Florence, Italy and visited Italy again for
Spring Break 2013 to meet with designers. Additionally,
Karolina is very well rounded in cultures and
because she herself was born in Europe. She can speak many
languages from all over Europe and most romance
languages. She has visited many countries and plans on continuing
her education by enrolling into a Masters program in Europe.
is a Junior English major who is also pursuing a minor in creative writing.
She studied abroad at Edge Hill University in the Spring of 2013.
She is also involved in the music department at Indiana State, singing in two of the choirs.
Amy is a senior English major student and plans to
graduate in May of 2014. She is an Honors Student, a Presidential Scholar,
President of the Japanese Culture Club, and a three-year Vice President
of the ISU Knitwits Needlecraft Society.
Amy studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland for five weeks in the summer of 2013.