Rebecca Pisano selected for prestigious Fulbright seminar

TU's director of Study Abroad and fellow grantees will travel to Japan for three weeks

Rebecca PisanoTOWSON, Md. (May 19, 2011)—Rebecca Pisano, director of Towson University’s Study Abroad program, is a recipient of the 2011 Fulbright International Education Administrators seminar program to Japan.

She and six other grantees from universities across the U.S. will travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Fukuoka this summer to meet with higher education officials, learn about the education system and culture, and establish relationships with Japanese and American colleagues.

"Professionally, this is an amazing opportunity, one that will help me both learn more about Japan and its higher education system and improve my ability to serve Towson," says Pisano.

The Fulbright seminar program is designed to help international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the United States create connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries.

Pisano will spend three weeks in Japan, learning about its education system and establishing international networks, and will return with enhanced ability to serve and encourage international students and prospective study abroad students.

In addition to her duties as director, Pisano also advises for TU's Asia programs and Semester at Sea. She is the university's representative for the Boren Awards for International Study and has a special interest in service learning abroad.

Pisano herself studied abroad in Seville, Spain, while an undergraduate at Miami University. She went on to earn a master’s degree in International Development Studies at George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Comparative/International Studies in Education at UCLA. Over the years, she has volunteered in Poland and Paraguay, interned in Mexico, and conducted research in Ecuador.

For more information on international academic opportunities at TU, visit the Study Abroad website.







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