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Meet the Staff

 
Full time Staff: 

Gail
 
Gail DeBell
Study Abroad Director 
gdebell@spu.edu
206-281-2853
 
  • Countries visited:  58
  • Favorite Gelato:  Cannella
  • Favorite Destination:  Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Favorite thing about working in SA: Working in study abroad combines so many of my passions and interests. Seeing students experience the excitement and anticipation of going abroad, and returning with confidence is beyond gratifying! 
  • Years working in study abroad:  8.5

Karen
 
Karen Eisenhut
Study Abroad Assistant Director/Advisor
Eisenhutk@spu.edu
206-281-2924
 
  • Countries visited:  23
  • Favorite Gelato:  Stracciatella
  • Favorite Destination:  Hillerød, Denmark 
  • Favorite thing about working in SA: Helping students make their dreams into a reality! There are so many possibilities in study abroad and It is so rewarding to be part of such a transformative experience.
  • Years working in study abroad:  6.5

Global Ambassadors:
Global Ambassadors are students that have studied abroad and are now back on campus and passionate about sharing their experience!  Have Questions?  You can email globalambassadors@spu.edu or any of the individuals below:

Haque,Celene
Celene Haque
Senior
Political Science & International Relations Major
Communications & Francophone Studies Minor
University of Kent Fall 2016, SPU European Quarter Spring 2016

Travel Tip: Walk everywhere! If you are walking then you can go down little alleys, visit shops, get lost, and have time to really see a city. It's also the easiest way to meet people, and really engage in a new culture. 
Contact Celene with questions! haquec@spu.edu
 

Deanna Hines

Deanna Hines
Senior 
Global Development & French and Francophone Studies Major
Geopolitics Minor
USAC Lyon, France Spring Semester 2016

Travel Tip: Embrace the feeling of living outside your comfort zone and be flexible – it will make the experience that much more authentic and enjoyable. 
Contact Deanna with questions! hinesd1@spu.edu
 
 

Sarah White

Sarah White 
Junior
Interior Design Major
SAIPrograms University of London at Chelsea College of the Arts, United Kingdom Spring Semester 2017

Travel Tip: Do not stress when preparing to study abroad. You may feel overwhelmed trying to get everything together before you leave but there are always people to answer questions and help prepare you for a successful time abroad.
 

Hanna Amsden
Hanna Amsden
Senior
Sociology Major
USAC Prague, Czech Republic Spring Semester 2017

Travel Tip: One of the most important things to remember when you travel is to be adaptable. When you travel there are always going to be things that come up that you cannot anticipate. As long as you are flexible and remember the big picture, these things will seem like small details and won't ruin your time.