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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.

Beth Lohrenz, Receptionist

Beth recently graduated from Minnesota State Mankato with a B.A. in Geography and International Relations, and is currently serving as the Receptionist for the Kearney International Center. As an undergraduate student, Beth studied abroad in Russia during the summer 2012 term with a Gilman International Scholarship, and interned during the summer of 2013 at the American Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany through the U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program.

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.

Amisha Treat, Student Staff

Office Hours

SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

If you would like to make an appointment with Mandy over the summer, please call our reception desk at 507-389-5122 or stop by CSU 250.

Contact Information

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