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Staff : Carissa Hoitenga
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Carissa Hoitenga
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Students interested in studying abroad Spring 2016 or later or seeking general information will be able to schedule appointments in mid to late March. Please check back then for available appointments. Please email me with any questions or concerns.
Study Abroad Advisor
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Ms. Hoitenga completed a semester abroad at Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain during her undergraduate studies and obtained her graduate degree at la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico in San German, Puerto Rico. In addition to her experience teaching university level English as a Second Language courses, Ms. Hoitenga is skilled in guiding students through culture shock and adjustment periods as they adapt to their new lives abroad.  Prior to coming to the University of Memphis, she supported Thai, Korean, Mexican, Ecuadorian, and German exchange students in her past role at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).

Ms. Hoitenga holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language.

Advice to students? Come meet with me! I know taking that first step to learn about the study abroad process can seem scary, but it just might be the best thing you do for yourself while in college! Studying abroad is about your future and what you want out of your education. Not sure where to start? No problem. I am here to answer any questions about programs, locations, funding, flights, parent concerns, or anything else you might wonder about when studying in another country. A few years ago, I had the same questions you have now, so don't be afraid to ask!