Study Abroad Staff

Kim Doebbert
Kim Doebbert
Administrative Specialist

Maxwell 105


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Kathy Jicinsky
Kathy Jicinsky
Faculty-Led Programs Assistant Director

Maxwell 143


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Susan Pham
Susan Niedzwiecki-Pham
Study Abroad Director

Maxwell 161


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Renee Stowell
Renee Stowell
Study Abroad Scholarship Coordinator

Maxwell 161


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Study Abroad Peer Advisors

Not sure where you’d like to go or how to make it happen? Talk to one of our Peer Advisors.

Peer Advisors have experienced studying abroad for themselves. They’ve volunteered and been trained to talk to you about factors to consider in making your decision, such as major, cost, location, and language. Then, they can help you get started with the application process.

Schedule an appointment online or stop by Maxwell 105 today.

Nolan Koski

I am a senior, and this is my third semester working at the Study Abroad Office. I studied abroad in Fall 2022 in Prague, Czechia, and had an amazing experience.

As a peer advisor, I am really looking forward to working with fellow students who are interested in studying abroad and all the amazing things that come with it. It was an incredibly rewarding experience for me, and I know it will be for you too.

Megan Osero

I am a junior majoring in Biology. I studied abroad in Sorrento, Italy, in  Spring 2023 and loved it!

I’m super excited to be a peer advisor in the Study Abroad Office and encourage other students to study abroad. WSU offers so many opportunities to study abroad, and every single one of them is a unique experience.

If you’re interested in studying abroad, I would love to meet with you!

Study Abroad Outcomes & Values

Our team believes in the transformative power of intercultural experiences. Study abroad programs provide values and outcomes to students that further Winona State’s Strategic Goals

As a result of their study abroad experience, a WSU student will be able to experience and explore:

  • Similarities and differences in people, worldview, and culture between their home community and their host community
  • The interconnectedness of global perspectives or systems (e.g., political, cultural, environmental, economic, scientific)
  • The importance of language as a cultural tool and its significance to the host community.
  • One’s home culture as one of many diverse world cultures and that alternative perceptions and behaviors may be based in cultural differences
  • The impact of their actions on others in the local and global community
  • Cultural ambiguity in stepping outside of their comfort zone
Theme 1: Student Learning

Assure the highest standard of academic excellence for all programs offered by Study Abroad

Align study abroad with WSU curriculum and credit expectations

Theme 2: Student Success

Provide outstanding resources and support services for students

Collaborate with institutional partners who demonstrate the infrastructure to support student success

Theme 3: Stewards of Place & Resources

Maintain affordability of off-campus study without sacrificing quality of the student experience

Promote sustainability and efficiency in all the work of Study Abroad

Theme 4: Inclusive Excellence

Promote inclusion and diversity in all work of Study Abroad programs

Promote cross-cultural learning in all study abroad programs

Theme 5: Relationships

Broaden and deepen WSU partnerships with international institutions for mutual benefit

Collaborate meaningfully with campus, community, national, and international partners in support of study abroad student learning and development