International Programs Staff

General Contact Information:

International Programs Phone: 612-624-3221;

MAST International Phone: 612-624-3740;

Program Selection Advising Hours: Wednesdays from 2-4, 130 Coffey Hall
For more information, view the LAC website.

Maggie Wallenta

Education Abroad Program Director

Maggie is responsible for advancing international education as a central part of the undergraduate educational experience. She enjoys managing and developing study abroad programs, assisting faculty with enhancing students' global perspectives and competencies, and integrating international students into the College. Maggie earned her M.A. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Contact Maggie about study abroad program development, international engagement and training activities, and building partnerships.

Program leader for Switzerland: Mountain Agriculture study abroad program,
May 17 – May 31, 2015.

Maggie Wallenta

Jill Reister

Education Abroad Program Director

Jill Reister has a joint position in Education Abroad, she works two days a week at the CFANS OIP office and three days at the Learning Abroad Center.  Jill has 12 years of experience working in international education, a Master's in Communication from the University of Cincinnati and she is currently working on her PhD in Educational Studies. Jill has traveled to over 30 countries in 6 continents with her favorite destinations being Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand and Peru!


Jen Schak

Communications and International Programs Specialist

Jen is a St. Paul native and University of Minnesota - Duluth graduate. She has studied in Australia and worked in Ecuador and Jamaica. She dreams of a day when everyone has the opportunity to have an international experience. Contact Jen if you would like to become a MAST Twin Cities Host, if you are a MAST Trainee with orientation questions, or anything related to marketing and communications.

Program leader for France: Sustainable Food Systems study abroad program,
June 1 – July 1, 2017.

Jen Small