Emma Swift

Emma Swift

University of Vermont

Emma Swift is the CEP Workshop Dean for Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators. Swift serves as the associate director of the Office of International Education at the University of Vermont. In this role, she leads the international student services team for a rapidly-expanding international population of graduate, exchange, and pathway students. She additionally supports UVM's international scholars and provides leadership for the office which supports these functions as well as study aboard. Emma is the principal designated school official (PDSO) for UVM and sets institutional policy, manages the departmental database, and provides leadership for programming and advising. She manages the departmental database and has led much of the efforts to switch to fully paperless processing to improve efficiencies so that advising staff can focus energy in connecting with clients. Within NAFSA, Emma has presented and trained widely at the state, regional, and national level and is a member of the Trainer Corps. She served as the Vermont state representative for NAFSA from 2012-2015. She authored the current version of NAFSA's "Friendship with your American Host" brochure. In 2017, she was selected as the Sally M. Heym recipient from NAFSA Region XI for her mentorship and leadership in the field. She holds her undergraduate and master's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she also worked for three years in the office of international student and scholar services as the primary adviser to international undergraduate students. Prior to moving to Vermont, she spent a year living in south-central Vietnam while working at Dai Hoc Quy Nhon as a Fulbright grantee. In addition to her current professional roles, Emma is a PhD student in educational policy studies with research interests in institutions that dis/interrupt higher education ecosystems abroad.