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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Caryn Lindsay, Director

With a diverse background of experiences from around the world, Caryn has been Director of International Programs since 2005. She has worked internationally for the U.S. Information Agency and for the State Department in Washington, D.C. and New York City. One of her most valued experiences was volunteering for a year with a women's center in Prishtina, Kosovo. Caryn has lived in Germany, Chile, and Italy and has been fortunate to visit Australia, China, Ghana, Scotland, New Zealand and many European countries. She speaks German, Spanish and Albanian.






Mandy Prorok, Education Abroad Advisor

Mandy is the new Education Abroad Advisor and students' primary contact in the International Programs Office.  She joins us after working most recently at the Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Mandy has an MA in Intercultural Relations and is proficient in Swedish, German and Japanese.  She studied abroad in both Germany and Scotland, interned at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, lived in Orebro, Sweden for a year, and spent four years with the JET program in rural Japan.





                                      Education Abroad Coordinator




Anna Wiitanen-Eggen, Student Staff

Anna studied in Spain during the summer of 2011.  She is a Pre-College of Business student with the intent to major in International Business and minor in Spanish.








 Beth Lohrenz, Peer Mentor/Outreach Intern

Beth is a Peer Mentor and Education Abroad Outreach Intern with our office.  She studied abroad in Russia during the summer 2012 term with a Gilman International Scholarship, and recently interned at the American Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany through the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program.  Beth is completing her B.A. in Geography and International Relations.



Amisha Treat, Student Staff

Amisha is currently a junior majoring in Special Education.  In addition to working at the International Center, she is also an English tutor to international students for the Intensive English Language Institute.  During the summer, she works sa a respite care worker through "MRCI."







Laurie Lam, GlobaLinks Ambassador

Laurie is serving as MSU's GlobaLinks Global Ambassador during the 2013-14 school year.  Laurie spent the entire 2012-13 academic year studying through GlobaLinks at the University of Sydney in Australia.  She is currently working on her Bachelor's degree in Sports Management.







Office Hours

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm


MAVSABROAD 101: Are you interested in studying abroad but don't know where to start?  Attend a 1-hour general information session to learn the basics.  Held every Tuesday and Wednesday at CSU 250 from 4:30-5:30pm.  No reservation needed- just show up whenever it works best with your schedule!


APPOINTMENTS WITH MANDY:  Monday-Friday from 10:00-11:30am and 1:00-2:30pm (half-hour appointments; call 507-389-1281 or stop by CSU 250 to set an appointment time)


WALK-IN HOURS: Have been discontinued for the remainder of Spring 2014


Contact Information

The Elizabeth and Wynn Kearney International Center
250 Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001
Ph: 507-389-1281