According to the most recent Open Doors report, Spain is a leading destination for U.S. study abroad students. Join members of NAFSA’s Consular Affairs Liaison Subcommittee on April 24, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) as they answer your questions live regarding the student visa process for Spain. Get the critical information you need to allow for smooth visa processes before the summer rush.
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Academic Studies Abroad
Lee Frankel is director of programs for Academic Studies Abroad (ASA) and oversees both the ASA office in Boston, Massachusetts, and all sites that ASA offers. While at Ithaca College as an undergraduate, Frankel spent a semester in Salamanca, Spain, where he decided that studying abroad was the single most important part of his college experience. Frankel serves as the consular liaison to the Consulate of Spain in Boston, and has been designated as a warden for the U.S. Department of State's Overseas Security Advisory Council.
Regina Foster is the director of global engagement for the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities at Clemson University in South Carolina. She works with faculty to create programs and pathways specific to each department’s global education goals.Foster manages the School of Architecture’s semester-long programs in Barcelona, Spain, and Genoa, Italy, as well as a number of faculty-directed semester and short-term programs across the globe. As an undergraduate major in geological sciences, Foster participated in a faculty-directed engineering and technology program in Bristol, England.
University of Minnesota
Holly Zimmerman-LeVoir is the program director at the Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota. LeVoir is responsible for the university's programs in Spanish-speaking countries, including Spain, Argentina, and Venezuela, as well as the university's study and internship programs in Sydney, Australia; London, England; and Madrid, Spain, and language immersion in China. LeVoir has worked for more than 20 years with the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C., and Spain’s Ministry of Culture in Madrid coordinating the Program for Cultural Cooperation grant program. LeVoir received her MA in Hispanic linguistics from the University of Minnesota and her undergraduate degree from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. LeVoir is the Spain Country Coordinator for NAFSA’s Consular Affairs Liaison Subcommittee.