About Us

Vision, Mission, Values

Our vision is to empower the DU community to be global stewards of the public good.

It is our mission to guide intercultural learning for DU students by providing access to diverse, quality study abroad programming and support, through collaboration with the DU community and our partners abroad.

Our values:

  • Collaboration: We can't do it alone
  • Confidence: Encouraging ourselves and our students to embrace ambiguity
  • Inclusiveness: Committed to having courageous conversations
  • Humanness: Creating fun and embracing authenticity
  • Learning: Welcoming the wins and the whoopsies
  • Innovation: Striving for creative solutions
  • Balance: Prioritizing what is most important
  • Global: Our interconnectedness matters

Our Team

Office of International Education


Emelee Volden

Erica Jorgenson

Assistant Director

Malin Hilmersson

Program Manager

Daniel Solomon

Program Manager

Alisha Stanton

Program Manager

Danette Machisic

Program Coordinator

Study Abroad Graduate Assistants

Graduate students who facilitate First Step Sessions, programming and special projects

Study Abroad Peer Advisors

Undergraduate study abroad alumni who offer advising for students in the study abroad process

Internationalization at DU

We are proud to be part of a much larger internationalization initiative at DU, which functions under the direction of the Office of Internationalization. 

Sustainability Abroad

The Office of International Education is committed to incorporating sustainability in every facet of study abroad and encourages students to use sustainable practices during their study abroad journey. See our resources on Sustainable Study Abroad.