The Global Engagement Office is located in the garden level in Mary Lyon Hall.
Hours- 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Monday through Friday
Come visit us for the following services:
- International Student Services and Programs
- Study Away Advising
- National Student Exchange
- International Student Exchange
- Short-term faculty-led international trips
2018 DROP-IN ADVISING HOURS (no appointment needed):
Study Away Peer Advising:
Mondays 12:30 – 1:15pm with Sarah Jackes & 3:30 – 5:30pm with Madailein McLaughlin
Tuesdays 8:30 – 12:00pm with Madailein McLaughlin
Wednesdays 11:15 – 2:15pm with Janet Currier
Drop-in Staff Hours:
Mondays 3:30 – 5:30pm with Jane Barry
Wednesdays 1:30pm – 3:30pm with Jane Barry
Thursdays 3:30-5:30 with Dan Spearman
Appointment only (call 535-3370 to schedule):
Staff at Global Engagement Office:
Jane Bjerklie-Barry has served Plymouth State since 2007. Her responsibilities as Coordinator include oversight and management of study away programs, institutional compliance of SEVIS, and international student advising. In addition to this work, she manages a specialized multi-day international student orientation, oversees International Education Week offerings, and is active with other globally-focused campus programming efforts throughout the year. She serves on the Internationalization Advisory Committee, the President’s Commission on Diversity, and the Transformation Leadership Team; she also advises university student organizations, and oversees two scholarship committees. Professional memberships include NAFSA, Forum on Education Abroad, CRLA, IIE and The World Affairs Council; she is also a trainer for the NAFSA National Trainer Corps. Jane is not only passionate about advising the global student population at PSU with regulatory expertise, understanding and advocacy, but also in building sustained support of a culturally diverse environment on Plymouth State’s campus. She has an abiding interest in community affairs — her experience includes board positions for the Holderness Central School, and several other community organizations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Deb Regan has been a member of the Global Engagement Office staff at Plymouth State since 1998 and has been working in the field of international education for more than 20 years. She sits on the Advisory Board for
CIS – Abroad and International Advisory Council of University Partners for GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and holds membership in NAFSA: Association of International Educators and Forum on Education Abroad. Deb is also a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and has co-authored a book-length guide to career opportunities for Criminal Justice majors published as part of the “Great Job” series by McGraw Hill Publishing Company. She holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling.
Dan Spearman graduated from Plymouth State in the class of 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minors in both Biology, and Peace and Social Justice Studies. He has taken on the role of Study Away Specialist in GEO, advising students with study abroad aspirations, and running all of PSU’s international Exchange and Direct Enroll programs. While getting his B.A. at PSU, Dan spent a semester abroad in Ireland at the University of Limerick, completed an immersion course on culture, politics, and sustainable development in Cuba, and led three international trips with PSU’s Model United Nations team to Italy, Canada, and the UK. Through his passion for, and interest in human rights and the UN, Dan authored a resolution that gained recognition for Indigenous Peoples’ Day at PSU and founded an annual awareness event for the global plight of refugees and internally displaced persons.