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Jennifer Malerich is Executive Director for Academic and Global Engagement in the Office of the University Provost at Arizona State University. In this role she works to advance the internationalization of the undergraduate curriculum and student experience; support student success through the use of innovative advising processes and technology platforms, and advance the development of global-ready graduates. With twenty years of experience in the field of international education, Jennifer’s background includes developing and directing study abroad programs and internships, managing international academic campuses and integrating global learning into academic degree programs.
Phone: (480) 965-5965
Professional contributions to the field of international education:
Foundations of Global Advocacy and Advanced Global Advocacy– Global Advocacy Professional Development Certificate for Arizona State University Faculty and Staff. Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Applying Cultural Intelligence Workshop – Advanced Global Advocacy Professional Development Certificate for Arizona State University Faculty and Staff. Fall 2019
GBL 500x Study Abroad USA: Building Capacity for US Institutions – Developed content for and co-teach open online course on edX platform. Co-PI for grant received from the U.S. Department of State, Study Abroad Branch. Launched January 16, 2017. Enrollment (as of November, 2017) over 4,100 learners.
HED 591: Introduction to International Education Programs – Arizona State University (Spring 2011 and 2012)
HED 590: Reading and Conference – Arizona State University (Summer 2012)
Malerich, J. (2020). The Impact of Short-Term Study Abroad on Online Learners. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 11(Winter), 145-149. https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v11iWinter.1568
Malerich, J. (2009). The Value of International Internships in Global Workforce Development. Durham, NC: Association of International Education Administrators
Advice for students preparing to go abroad: Think ahead about what you want to get out of the experience, and then set some goals to do just that. Reflect on your experience and document what you are learning, whether that’s in a journal or a digital portfolio or blog, so that you can represent your learning and newfound skills and competencies to future faculty and employers.
One of the most important lessons Jennifer learned while studying abroad or traveling: Be flexible! Embrace the challenges and push yourself to do new things. And, always try all the food!