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Office of Global Education

Office of Global Education

Phone: 215-242-7989

Fax: 215-248-7082


Office Location: First Floor Fournier Hall

Website:  Global Education

Chestnut Hill College’s Global Education Office provides leadership and organizational focus for the College’s globalization efforts. The Global Education Office serves in the role of international affairs center for Chestnut Hill College faculty and visiting scholars, the home of International Student Services, and a resource hub for study abroad, international short-term excursions, and special programs.
The Global Education Office serves the mission of Chestnut Hill College by assisting the College in providing students a global perspective to the holistic education marked by academic excellence, shared global awareness and responsibilities, personal and professional growth, and encouraging service to one another and to the global community. As a result of the College’s global focus, our graduates will know that they live in a diverse world and that their worldview is but one of many.
CHC-GEO supports the development of strategic programs and partnerships at the College and encourages dialogue in regards to Chestnut Hill College’s global activities including: International Student Services, Study Abroad, internationalization of the academic experience, international education committee, and developing partnerships with institutions abroad to further promote intercultural competencies.


Chestnut Hill College International Development

  • Advertise/ Sponsor international events on campus in coordination with the departments
  • Support Phi Beta Delta International Honors Society and International Student Society
  • Attend international events on behalf of Chestnut Hill College
  • Support efforts of the International Education Committee
  • Facilitate enhanced international partnerships and cooperation
  • Faculty abroad services
  • International Faculty/ Youth Card issuance/ International insurance/ Discount flights abroad

Study Abroad

  • Study abroad information sessions
  • Study abroad orientation services
  • Study abroad re-entry assistance
  • Liaison with international institutions/ providers/ faculty/ advising/ student accounts
  • House documents related to all study abroad
  • ISIC Card issuance/ International insurance/ Discount flights abroad
  • IIE reporting 

International Student and Scholar Services

  • International admission and enrollment
  • USCIS and F-1 visa advising
  • International student services and programming
  • International short-term exchange student advising
  • IE reporting

CHC Sponsored Service Learning/ Short-term Academic Trips Abroad

  • Information Sessions with faculty/ staff
  • Trip abroad orientation services
  • Re-entry counseling
  • Liaison with faculty/Chestnut Hill College offices/ International contacts
  • ISIC Card issuance/ International insurance/ Discount flights abroad
  • Store documents related to programming
  • IIE reporting
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Ms. Trachanda Garcia, M.L.A.

Director of Global Education
First Floor Fournier Hall

What I love about Chestnut Hill College:
CHC is a safe and exciting place; not only to follow your dream of having a holistic comprehensive American education, but also to meet students from all around the world, and gain real life experiences through various academic and social programs!

A fun fact about me:
I attended part of my high school education in Panama.

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Michael Griego

Global Education Counselor
Fournier Hall F134

Educational background:
B.A.,  Anthropology and Modern Middle East Studies - University of Pennsylvania. 

How I help international students:
I manage activities related to the international admissions process and act as an advocate for international student concerns. I believe that global exposure is one of the most important factors of a holistic education.

Fun facts about me:
Prior to coming to Chestnut Hill College, I worked with secondary school students in Cairo, Egypt where I supported students as they applied to universities in the United States and Canada.  I also spent a semester abroad in Amman, Jordan.