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Building the future of 
international education




Member Institutions



The Consortium Board    

Stefano Baldassarri*
Consortium Co-Chairperson
Program Director
ISI Florence

Caterina Brogi*
Associate Director for Student Life & Administrative Affairs
ISI Florence

Francesca Calamita*

Consortium Co-Chairperson
Associate Professor of Italian
Program Director of UVa in Italy
University of Virginia

Dudley Doane
Director of International Studies

University of Virginia 

Annia Dowell-Wiltshire*
Education Abroad Advisor
International Studies Office
University of Virginia

Véronique Duché*
Chair In French
Languages and Linguistics
University of Melbourne

Kristin Franco*
Education Abroad Advisor
Pennsylvania State University

Kate Manni*
Director of Education Abroad
Pennsylvania State University 

Laura Hills*
Associate Director of Education Abroad
University of Connecticut

Ashley Ipakchi
Director of Admissions & Institutional Relations

ISI Abroad


Morihisa Ishiguro*
School of International Studies
Kanazawa University

Blair McElroy*

Director of Study Abroad

University of Mississippi

Zachary Nowak
Program Director
ISI Perugia (Umbra)

Gabriella Pires Santoro
Associate Director
Operations, Experiential Global Learning
University of Connecticut

Lauren Ruszczyk*
Senior Associate
Director for Education Abroad
University of Maryland 

Megumi Sjimura*
Division of International Studies

Kanazawa University


Ngozi Taffe*
Assistant Vice President for Global Affairs
University of Connecticut

*denotes assigned representative for consortium member



Becoming a Member

If your institution is interested in becoming a member of the consortium, please contact us at

Membership is selective. To become a member, a college or university must be invited and complete a prescribed application form. The ISI Consortium members vote in new members based on the application and recommendations from the Board.

Membership consists of two designated representatives from each institution which must attend the Consortium’s annual on-site meeting in Florence, Italy, as well as the interim virtual online meeting. Member institutions agree to collaborate and cooperate to address the international programming needs of each other. Members work closely with the ISI Abroad Program Directors to develop and assess credit-bearing courses and ensure that all academic programs meet the required standards of excellence.

Membership Benefits
As a Member, your institutions can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Voting rights within the ISI Consortium.

  • Participation in the creation and development of the Institute's programs.

  • Attend annual on-site meetings in Italy.

  • Exclusive discounted program fees.

  • Priority admissions and enrollment for your students.

  • Assistance with customized faculty-led and short-term programs.

  • Develop joint academic initiatives with members.

  • Opportunity for faculty to teach abroad.

  • ISI facilities use for conferences, meetings, sabbaticals, alumni trips and more.


Exclusive Scholarships & Financial Aid
ISI offers a number of scholarships exclusively for students from Consortium Members including Need-Based Financial Aid, Diversity Scholarships and ISI Scholar’s Program scholarships.


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