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Office for Study Abroad and International Learning Staff

Dr. Gabriele Weber Bosley

SIO/Executive Director
Office for Study Abroad and International Learning
gbosley@bellarmine.edu
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Mary A. Grandinetti 

Mary GrandinettiLearning Abroad Specialist
Office for Study Abroad and International Learning
mgrandinetti@bellarmine.edu

Mary A. Grandinetti received her M.A. in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and her B.A. in English Literature and Writing from Denison University. She studied abroad in New Zealand for a year where she focused her learning on the cultures of New Zealand, both through academics and community engagement. Prior to joining the OSAIL team at Bellarmine, Mary worked as a Study Abroad Advisor, a Refugee Youth Resettlement Coordinator and an Academic Advisor. She served two years in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps where she had the opportunity to travel throughout the Pacific region of the United States serving communities by completing significant service projects. She is passionate about working with diverse and international populations and is excited to guide Bellarmine students as they seek out global experiences at home and abroad.

Vesna Alac

Vesna AlacCoordinator for the Cultures in Motion Program
Office for Study Abroad and International Learning
valac@bellarmine.edu

I was born in Southern Dalmatia, the oldest region of Croatia. I grew up amidst Slavic, Old Venetian, Turkish, Hungarian, German, French, Greek and other languages and dialects. Having experienced and lived multiculturalism, it seemed only natural to me to embark on an odyssean voyage after completing secondary studies. The next part of the journey brought me to Massachusetts in the United States, where cultural codes differed vastly from those of Central Europe and the Mediterranean. While in Massachusetts, I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies in Italian Literature and Language at the University of Massachusetts and Smith College, plus a year abroad at the Università di Firenze. These vastly different academic and cultural experiences have formed me intellectually and emotionally greatly, and opened many professional opportunities, amongst which are working as a lecturer for Italian at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University. As a coordinator for the Cultures in Motion Program in Bellarmine’s Office of Study Abroad and International Learning, I am privileged to work with international students studying at Bellarmine University and domestic Bellarmine students returning form an international experience abroad by having both groups of students present in Louisville’s private and public school systems on their journey of self-discovery through transcultural experiences from very different perspectives, connecting the global to the local and vice versa.

Kayla Martin

Kayla MartinPeer Study Abroad Advisor
Office for Study Abroad and International Learning

I decided to call Bellarmine my home for these past four years due to their vast selection of study abroad destinations. I have worked in the OSAIL since my freshman year (2015) and it has truly enriched my college experience. The summer before my sophomore year, I was able to go study abroad in Germany through the Goethe-Institut in both Munich and Berlin. I was able to go on this adventure thanks to the OSAIL, and I'm very lucky to be able to be part of the process to help my fellow peers have enriching experiences like mine! I am a Theology/Political Science double major and I plan on getting my Masters in Theology/Religious Studies in England this fall. Going abroad definitely helped me gain independence and my experience of studying abroad while at Bellarmine is the reason why I'm very excited to study outside of the country very soon!

Nika Storr 

Nika Storr Peer Study Abroad Advisor
Office for Study Abroad and International Learning

I was born and raised on a small island in the Bahamas called San Salvador. I come from a very loving environment and to me family means everything. My family and I are very close and although we are miles apart, nothing can truly separate us. Being from a small island has taught me the importance of developing close and meaningful relationships with people that I meet. I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and take pride in my religion. In the fall of 2017, I transferred to Bellarmine with a major in Health Services. I have an extreme passion for the healthcare field and want to focus particularly on the geriatric population. The Office of Study Abroad and International Learning has given me the opportunity to help and work with individuals from various cultures, countries and backgrounds just like me. Working here has made me feel truly at home and created an environment that promotes the best in me.

Claire Roeder

Claire RoederPeer Study Abroad Advisor
Office for Study Abroad and International Learning

Hello! My name is Claire Roeder and I am a rising sophomore at Bellarmine. I grew up in Louisville and I am majoring in Computer Science with minors in Math and Spanish. Traveling is a big part of who I am and I realized this after my sister and I visited Spain the summer before my senior year in high school. Since then, I have made it to Canada and France and I hope to study in either Thailand or Spain during my time at Bellarmine. The experiences I have had and the people I have met have allowed me to learn more about myself and the things I enjoy most — food, art, fashion, and nature. I love finding new things to appreciate in life, and I am so happy to be a part of something that helps make this happen for so many Bellarmine students!