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Jay Minert

Director, Outreach and Academic Engagement


  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Other countries in the Middle East
  • Barbados
  • Cyprus


  • Engineering 

First time meeting Jay? Please schedule an appointment by calling our office at (858) 534-1123 or stopping in at our front desk Monday-Friday 9 a.m–4 p.m.

Jay Minert is Director of Outreach and Academic Engagement at Study Abroad UC San Diego. He serves as the discipline advisor for engineering students, and country advisor for programs going to select countries in the Middle East, as well as Barbados and Cyprus.

He studied abroad in Guatemala and Honduras as an undergraduate student at The Evergreen State College, and after graduation served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize, Central America. In Belize he ran a conservation corps for ‘at-risk’ youth, and extended his Peace Corps service in Palau, Micronesia, where he worked in environmental education.

Jay then earned his Master's in Education at UC Santa Cruz, where he received an Inter-American Foundation Fellowship to conduct ethnographic research in primary schools back in his Peace Corps country of Belize.

Jay has worked as a Peace Corps Recruiter in Seattle Washington, an Academic Advisor at the University of Hawai`i at Hilo, and has held several Student Affairs positions at UC Santa Cruz. Jay began working at Study Abroad UC San Diego in 2012. He received a Fulbright International Administrators Award (IEA) to the United Kingdom in 2013, and has reviewed multiple study abroad programs in over a dozen countries.