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Study Abroad Staff


  • Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer

    Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer

    Director, Study Abroad UC San Diego 

    Countries: Czech Republic, Russia, Field experience abroad
    Majors: Global Health Minor

    By appointment only

  • Kim Burton

    Kim Burton

    Director, Education Abroad Program

    Countries: France, Switzerland
    Majors: Chemistry, Math, Physics, Sociology  

  • Jim Galvin

    Jim Galvin

    Director, Opportunities Abroad & Faculty Led Programs

    Programs: Semester at Sea, India Dalai Lama Global Seminars
    Majors: Global Health Minor

  • Jay Minert

    Jay Minert

    Director, Outreach & Academic Engagement

    Countries: Barbados, Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Turkey, etc.)
    Majors: Engineering

Study Abroad Advisors

  • Luis Legaspi

    Luis Legaspi

    Study Abroad Advisor

    Countries: Latin America, Spain
    Majors: Communications, Critical Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, Literature, Philosophy, Chicano/a and Latino/a Arts and Humanities (CLAH)

  • Andra Jacques

    Andra Jacques

    Study Abroad Advisor

    Countries: Denmark, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales)

    Majors/Minors: Business minor, Economics, Human Development, Political Science, Theatre, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Sabrina Kaiser

    Sabrina Kaiser

    Study Abroad Advisor

    Countries: China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan
    Majors: Chinese Studies, Education Studies, History, Linguistics, Music, Psychology

  • Rachel Rigoli

    Rachel Rigoli

    Study Abroad Advisor

    Countries: Australia, Costa Rica (UCEAP), India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Thailand, Vietnam
    Majors: Biology, Enviromental Systems, Japanese Studies, Judaic Studies, Study of Religion

  • Sarah Vatch

    Sarah Vatch

    Study Abroad Advisor

    Countries: Sub-Saharan Africa, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Russia
    Majors/Minors: African Studies, African American Studies, Anthropology, Cognitive Science, German Studies, International Studies, Italian Studies, Third World Studies

UC San Diego Global Seminar Coordinators

  • Roseanne Galegher

    Roseanne Galegher

    Global Seminars Coordinator

    Programs: Granada, Oaxaca, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Tokyo

  • Tonia Pizer

    Tonia Pizer

    Global Seminars Coordinator

    Programs: Athens, Berlin, Cape Town, Dublin, Edinburgh, Quito, Sydney

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Contact Us

Study Abroad UC San Diego
409 UCtr, Suite 120
(on Matthews Quad)
Find Us On Campus

P: (858) 534-1123
F: (858) 822-5726
E: abroad@ucsd.edu

Mailing Address:
9500 Gilman Drive, M/C 0095
La Jolla, CA 92093-0095

9 am - 4 pm
Monday - Friday

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