Eastern Michigan University’s Academic Programs Abroad offers a variety of study abroad programs including cultural history programs, direct exchanges, intensive language and programs offered over winter and summer break. Most programs are open to students from any college or university. 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.
Benita 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.
Rachel is an alum of the JCMU program and an EMU graduate. She has worked for us as both an undergraduate, and now in a professional capacity. She helps students applying to our partner and exchange semester/year programs.