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IE3 Global provides high-quality study abroad, internship, research, exchange, and faculty-led programs to the students of our partner campuses throughout the Northwest and beyond.

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Ariel Bloomer
Program Assistant, England, Ireland, and Asia Study Abroad
phone: 541.737.6472 | email:

Ariel studied abroad in Denmark while earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing from Scripps College. After teaching English in Bulgaria for a year through the Fulbright Program, Ariel obtained a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University. Her previous work experience includes recommending books to readers at Powell’s Books, residence life at the School of American Ballet, and international student services at NYU. Ariel joined the OSU Global Opportunities team in summer 2017. In her free time, Ariel collects stamps in her National Parks Passport and borrows too many books from the library.

Arielle Riffe
Program Assistant Arielle RiffeProgram Assistant, Australia, Latin America Study Abroad and Global Internships
phone: 541.737.6459 | email:

Arielle Riffe began her international work as an undergraduate student at the University of Oregon. She completed her first international internship experience in Germany, where she coordinated youth development programs for U.S. Military families living abroad. After graduating, she attended the University of Houston where she completed a Master’s of Social Work with a focus on international development. Her international career has previously specialized in working with International NGOs to develop and implement educational community programs in India, Kenya and Western Europe. She is passionate about international education and is excited to transition into a career where she can share her love of international learning with colleagues and students as a member of the IE3 Global team.

Jandi Sorbo
Program Assistant, France, Germany, and Spain Study Abroad
phone: 541.737.6460 | email:

Jandi is originally from Montana. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. As an assistant for BVU’s English language department, she gained experience assisting exchange students with personal, academic and cultural adjustment to the US. While in college, she spent time in Mexico and Puerto Rico and studied for a semester in Spain. As a professional, she continued using her language, cultural and travel skills managing visa applicants for an Oregon forestry company before joining IE3 Global in 2013 as a Program Assistant.


Tavia Mendez
Incoming Exchange Coordinator
phone: 541.737.2672 | email:

Tavia Mendez originally hails from the Bay Area of California. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Merced, and spent the spring semester of her junior year studying abroad through UCEAP at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Tavia worked as an inaugural Peer Advisor for the UC Merced Office of International Affairs and was hired by IE3Global in November, 2011, to serve as the Incoming Exchange Coordinator and Program Assistant for study abroad programs. She has a penchant for learning languages and in 2016 she received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Eastern Oregon University



Jerry Gaube
Program Coordinator, Europe Internships and Spain Study Abroad
phone: 503.725.4114 | email:

Jerry Gaube grew up in upstate NY and graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in Communication and English. He came to IE3 Global in 2014 after more than eleven years managing staff and operations at educational institutions in Poland, France, and Spain. Jerry’s international career has specialized in business administration, educational leadership, programming, professional development training, and human resources. Jerry is fluent in Spanish and has a multicultural and multilingual household. He looks forward to sharing his experience and perspective with future international internship participants.

craig-geffreCraig Geffre
Program Coordinator, Study Abroad, Asia
phone: 541.737.6473 | email:

Craig Geffre is originally from Albany, Oregon and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Linfield College. He studied at the Hong Kong Baptist University in China during his junior year; after returning, he began working with international students to help them adjust to life in the United States. Following graduation, Craig taught English in Thailand through the Fulbright Program and now continues to promote and support international education as a part of IE3 Global.


laura-hamptonLaura Hampton
Study Abroad Manager & Program Coordinator, France
phone: 541.737.6470 | email:

Laura began her study of French as a middle school student in Eugene, Oregon and added a second major in French to an initial degree in International Studies when she returned to Willamette University after studying abroad in Nantes (France). After teaching English in Roanne (France) for a year, Laura earned a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Stanford University. Laura joined the OSU study abroad staff as an international internship advisor before taking on the role of Study Abroad Program Director for IE3 Global’s France program in 2002.


jessica-hitchJessica Hitch
Program Coordinator, Internships, Asia and Oceania
phone: 541.737.3444 | email:

Jessica Hitch hails from Seattle, Washington and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from Portland State University and a Master’s Degree in Culture, Communication, and Globalization from Aalborg University in Denmark. Since 2001, Jessica’s passion for international exchange has taken her across the globe, with extensive work and study experiences in the US, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Greece, and South Korea. Her professional experiences span a variety of fields, including communications, graphic design, ESL education, study abroad, cultural exchange, and human resources. Jessica is a strong supporter of international experiences in order to develop the next generation of global citizens.

jennifer-jewittJennifer Jewett
Program Coordinator, Study Abroad, Latin America
phone: 541.737.0626 | email:

Jennifer grew up in Connecticut but never looked back after arriving in Oregon in her early 20’s. She received a BA in Spanish from the University of Oregon and completed a graduate program in Education at San Francisco State University obtaining a Secondary Education Teaching Credential. She has coordinated and directed programs in Latin America for over 23 years. Serving as a Resident Director in Querétaro, Mexico on six occasions has been a highlight. Jennifer’s enthusiasm for learning about and from different cultures has taken her to many distinct destinations including: Iran, Nicaragua, Turkey, Egypt, New Zealand, France, Tahiti, Ecuador and Mexico, her home away from home.

heather-rowellHeather Rowell
Program Coordinator, Internships, Africa and the Middle East
phone: 541.737.3100 | email:

Heather grew up in North Carolina. She holds Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is currently wrapping up work toward a Master of Arts in International Education from the School for International Training (SIT) in Vermont. Heather spent two years living in rural Kenya, as a Public Health Volunteer with the Peace Corps. She went on to work at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, DC for over five years, placing diverse and skilled volunteers in over 60 countries, in a wide variety of program areas. Heather’s professional background has focused on assessment, advising, placement, program support and training. She has experienced first-hand the personal growth and numerous other benefits that come with working and living abroad and looks forward to supporting IE3 Global internship participants.

Danielle Batson
Program Coordinator, Internships, Latin America and Caribbean
phone: 541.737.0717 | email:

Danielle grew up in Oregon. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Washington, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Pacific University. She caught the travel bug from her grandparents, who flew all over the world in their homebuilt airplanes. Because of their special interest in biological conservation and ecotourism, the first trip they took her on was to the Galapagos Islands, which made an enduring impression and fueled her enthusiasm for international education. Danielle studied abroad in Costa Rica and has traveled throughout Latin America, as well as Southeast Asia, Japan, France, Italy, the British Isles, and the Arctic Circle. Her professional experience has focused on the intersection of language learning and international education; previous positions include teaching in language immersion programs serving migrant and immigrant populations, and, most recently, advising for World Languages and Cultures at OSU.