Get the latest updates from members of NAFSA’s Consular Affairs Liaison subcommittee as you plan for 2021 programs including VFS Global processes, documentation required by the consulate, and of the French government. Please note all persons entering France must present a negative COVID PCR test taken less than 72 hours prior to departure.

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Erin Polnaszek Boyd

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
As a senior study abroad adviser, Erin Polnaszek Boyd manages a portfolio of study abroad programs in Europe (including France), China, and the Middle East. Erin received her BA in English literature with a Spanish minor and studied abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico while an undergraduate. She later...

Tary Coppola

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CUPA Paris
Tary is the primary liaison for students, parents, and study abroad offices for the CUPA in Paris program. Tary lived and worked in France for several years during her early adulthood. She has over 10 years’ experience working in the study abroad field and is eager to share her love of France and...

Rebecca James

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CEA Study Abroad
Consular Affairs Liaison (CAL) Representative
Based in New York City, Rebecca is CEA’s regional director–east where she cultivates and maintains relationships with study abroad offices, faculty and staff at U.S. colleges and universities to help support their education abroad goals. Prior to joining CEA in August 2009, Rebecca worked as the...

Jason Sanderson, PhD

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Georgetown University
Member-at-Large, EA RP Committee
Jason Sanderson, PhD, is the assistant director of curriculum integration and assessment at Georgetown University's Office of Global Education, where he has advised students interested in a variety of programs in Europe and Africa since 2004. He works closely with faculty on issues related to...