Eastern Michigan University’s Academic Programs Abroad offers a variety of study abroad programs including cultural history programs, travel and study programs, direct exchanges, intensive language and programs offered over winter break and during summer. Most programs are open to students from any college or university and EMU students can apply financial aid awards toward the programs. We also provide advising and information about study abroad opportunities available through other universities, work or volunteer opportunities abroad and budget travel.
Stephen Burwood, Ph.D. is the director of international programs. He was raised in Exeter, England and earned a bachelor in European history from University of Warwick, England. He also holds a postgraduate certificate in education from University of Sussex, England and a master’s and doctorate in U.S. history from Binghamton University. Previously, he was director of the James M. Clark Center for International Education at the State University of New York College at Cortland. He reads French fluently and has also studied Italian, Russian and Hebrew.
Benita Goldman directs and teaches programs abroad, as well as coordinates programs, outreach and media. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia and taught programs abroad since ‘92. She previously served as a faculty member in the Art Department at Missouri Southern in Joplin. She holds an M.F.A. in Painting from EMU and studied drawing and color theory at Yale University. She has been the recipient of two Michigan Arts Council Grants, an Atlantic Center for the Arts Fellowship, a number of art awards and a scholarship from Yale University.
Since ‘96, Cheryl Guerra has been the senior secretary of APA. She fulfills administrative duties of the office and co-ordinates APA programs with other campus offices, including registration and billing. She has worked for EMU since ‘85, previously working in the Education Center at Chrysler Corporation.