Caroline Zeiher

 

International Coordinator
Summer Faculty-Directed Programs

Education

  • B.A. East Asian Studies (Japanese minor); Lewis & Clark College
  • M.A. International Education Management; Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

International Experience

  • Studied abroad for a semester in Osaka, Japan
  • Traveled abroad to the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, Denmark, Iceland and Canada
  • Taught English abroad in Fukuroi Shizuoka, Japan through the JET Programme
  • Led a summer program to South Korea for undergraduate students

Professional contributions to the field of international education: For her Master's program, Caroline helped develop a recruitment plan for University of California Santa Cruz, a curriculum for a secondary education non-profit in Seattle and completed an internship in the study abroad office at Portland State University. While at ASU, she has also been a scholarship reviewer for the Fund for Education Abroad, worked with an Honor's student about a thesis for Ethics in Study Abroad and served on a panel for the Department of State Capacity Building Grant with World Learning. Her research area of interest is how to best serve students' diverse intersecting identities, utilizing equitable and inclusive practices. 

Why Caroline works in study abroad: Being able to go abroad to study another culture and language was the best way for me to explore my own identity, and position in her own culture. While abroad, I realized the best way for me to make a positive difference in the world was on a university campus, helping students realize their goals and dreams. 

Advice for students preparing to go abroad: Ask a lot of questions! There are a lot of helpful answers and resources out there, but you will not know until you actively look for them. Before and during your time abroad, it is also totally fine to make mistakes, you will learn from them and be a better person for it. Getting out of your comfort zone can be so hard and scary, but it is worth it, and you will be glad you did it.

One of the most important lessons Caroline learned while studying abroad or traveling: Through celebrating diversity, there is unity. Our cultural uniqueness makes the world more beautiful, if we seek to understand each other. 

Request an appointment

Office Hours: Mondays 3-5 p.m.; Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Email: Caroline.Zeiher@asu.edu
Phone: (480) 965-7226

Need an appointment outside her availability? Send her an email to request one.

Meet with Caroline to discuss summer faculty-directed programs through the School of International Letters and Cultures, ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions. She works closely with faculty and staff from these schools to develop and implement a wide variety of excursions all over the globe. She can also advise students on these programs and how they meet their academic or career needs.