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Ryan Larsen

Ryan Larsen, PhD

Western Washington University
NAFSA Academy Coach, Region I

Ryan is the Director of Education Abroad at Western Washington University, a public, comprehensive university in Bellingham, Washington. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Spanish Language and Literature, a Master of Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Public Affairs. He has worked in higher education to facilitate study abroad experiences for students since the year 2000. Ryan grew up mostly in Nevada and previously worked in education abroad at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; the University of Alicante in Spain; and the University of Nevada, Reno. He spent an academic year studying at a university in Central America for his own study abroad experience. He has served in multiple member leader roles for NAFSA, including Treasurer and Chair of the Region 12 Team when he lived in the Southwest.