Erin Kunert, Associate Director of Study Abroad
Erin oversees all Study Abroad operations and also serves as primary advisor for the Cambridge, Reutlingen, and Hangzhou Study Centers, German programs, and spring break and summer faculty-led programs. Prior to Valpo, she worked at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for International Education as their Study Abroad financial specialist. She worked primarily with day-to-day financial matters, but also helped guide students looking for funding for their study abroad programs and collaborated with the Financial Aid Office. She has a B.A. in German from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and an M.A. in languages, literature, and translation with an emphasis in German from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester abroad at the University of Kassel in Germany.
Nicole Hughes, IEP Study Abroad Advisor
Nicole is the IEP Study Abroad advisor on campus. She encourages Valpo students to study, intern, or volunteer abroad through planning outreach events and developing marketing materials/strategies. She advises students on all CISabroad programs. Nicole graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.A. in international relations and Spanish. During her junior year, she studied abroad in Granada, Spain. Upon graduation, she returned to Spain to teach English in a public high school. During this time, she was able to travel extensively throughout Spain and many other countries. Two of her favorite destinations include Hungary and Morocco. Nicole is excited to share her passion for education abroad with students!