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
Staff at Global Engagement Office:
Jane Bjerklie-Barry – International Programming Coordinator
Jane Bjerklie-Barry has worked at Plymouth State since 2007. The Coordinator of the “GEO”, her responsibilities include oversight and management of study away programs, institutional compliance of SEVIS, and international student advising. In addition to this work, she coordinators the 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, 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 on the Holderness Central School Board, and the Holderness After School Program Board. 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.