Office of International Affairs Staff

Jan Finn, Associate Dean for International Affairs
Phone: 267-620-4112 • E-mail: finn@arcadia.edu 

Jan is committed to providing high-quality services to any faculty, staff or student  who contacts the Office of International Affairs. Her responsibilities include advising on study abroad, management and direction of International Affairs, orientation, reentry programs and liaising with departmental offices and faculty. She also directs the First-Year Previews and supports faculty and staff who participate in study abroad experiences.

Jan spent 15 years living and studying in Europe and was the Director of the U.S./U.K. Fulbright Commission’s Educational Advisory Service where she counseled thousands of international students who planned to study in the United States. With a background in journalism and cross-cultural communications, she has been a regular contributor at regional and national conferences related to study abroad, including chairing a session at the 2007 NAFSA conference on first-year study abroad experiences. She has co-taught a course for first-years returning from the First-Year Study Abroad Experience, and she follows up with students when they return from study abroad to help them to learn from this extraordinary experience.


Meredith Mashner, Assistant Director
Phone: 267-620-4843 • E-mail: mashnerm@arcadia.edu 

Meredith's primary responsibility is as the International Student Adviser. In this role, she assists the international student population with immigration documents and status questions, and works with students from admission to graduation and beyond to ensure that they are happy, healthy, and academically successful. She also serves as a study abroad adviser, and works with students interested in studying in Spain, Cuba, Chile, South Korea, and South Africa. She is the adviser to the International Club on campus, and also coordinates the STAMP and IPAL programs.

Meredith has worked in various facets of international education: as a cross-cultural educator for a non-profit organization, a foreign language teacher, a student activities coordinator, and an English Language instructor. As an undergraduate she studied abroad in Johannesburg, South Africa and San Sebastian, Spain, and as a graduate student she conducted research in Cusco, Peru. Meredith has also volunteered in Nicaragua and Nepal, and has taught at Penn, Drexel, and Korea University.


Alayne Wood, International Program Coordinator
Phone: 267-620-4845 • E-mail: woodal@arcadia.edu

Alayne has a deep passion for the study of languages and cultures that began at a very young age. She's thrilled to work in an environment where she can share that excitement with students and faculty and help them to create their own memorable experiences abroad. Alayne advises for France, Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales, and works closely with Arcadia faculty coordinating their Global Field Study courses

Alayne often loses count of the number of languages she's studied, but her first love was and remains French. Her undergrad study abroad experience took her to Angers, France, and she holds an MA from the Middlebury College School in Paris. She previously worked for the Center for Arabic Study Abroad and the Language Center at Emory University, and has taught in a variety of settings in both the US and France.


Scott Terry, International Program Coordinator
Phone: 215-517-2428 • E-mail: terrys@arcadia.edu

Scott is enthusiastic about supporting students, faculty, and staff to take part in international opportunities. He advises Arcadia students interested in studying in Australia, New Zealand, Italy and Greece. He also is the coordinator for Preview, a unique, academic experience for first-year and transfer students that travels over spring break.

Scott entered the field of International Education with a background in business and experience in the private sector. He has held similar international educator roles at Georgia College & State University and Lehigh University. As an undergraduate he studied abroad in Newcastle, Australia, and as a graduate student he participated in a short-term, MBA experience in Germany and Romania.


Kate Hanley, Administrative Manager
Phone: 215-572-2867 • E-mail: hanleyk@arcadia.edu

Kate comes to OIA after 20 years in professional theater as a stage manager and administrator. She is to have found a job that uses her organizational skills supporting the staff and students here by assisting with logistics coordination, scheduling, and budgeting. When she is not crunching numbers or greeting students, Kate supervises and mentors the student stage managers in Arcadia’s Theater Department.

Kate first participated in a study abroad experience in high school on a three week exchange with a lycee in Perigueux, France. She followed that up by studying at Trinity College, Dublin, during her junior year of college through a (then) Beaver College program. An enthusiastic supporter of study abroad, Kate believes that it, like theater, introduces us to new experiences and understandings. 


Jill Hyman, International Education Apprentice
Phone: 215-572-2867 • E-mail: hymanj@arcadia.edu

Jill is excited to be a part of the OIA team. She is the first ever apprentice in OIA, and will be with the office for one year. She assists Jan, Meredith, Alayne, Scott, and Kate in their everyday duties, while learning the ropes of international education. She hopes to become a student advisor someday.

Jill graduated from American University in Washington, DC in May 2013. She was a Sociology and Philosophy double major with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad at Peking University in Beijing, China. Her previous international experience includes a high school trip to Italy and Greece.

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