ROSE HILL CAMPUS LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS
441 E. Fordham Road 33 W. 60th Street
Walsh Library, Suite 039 Suite 309
Bronx, NY 10458 New York, NY 10023
Phone: (718) 817-3464 Phone: (212) 636-7135
Fax: (718) 817-3471 Fax: (212) 636-7382
The International and Study Abroad Programs Office is located in the basement of the Walsh Library on the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. The Lincoln Center International and Study Abroad Programs Office is located across the street from the Leon Lowenstein Building in midtown Manhattan. Maps and Directions to both campuses are available here
Ronald S. Méndez-Clark, Director
A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Méndez-Clark organized Fordham’s Office of International and Study Abroad Programs (ISAP) in 2000 and has served as the ISAP Director ever since. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Universidad de Puerto Rico, and a Masters and Doctorate in Romance Languages and Literature from Princeton University. Dr. Méndez-Clark first came to Fordham University as a Spanish Instructor in 1978. Prior to his appointment as Director of ISAP, he served as Associate Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and as Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute. He is the author of Onetti y la (in)fidelidad a las reglas del juego and his article publications cover his areas of research on Latin American fiction, translation, Caribbean/Latino Studies, and, more recently, international education.
Joseph Rienti, Assistant Director
Dr. Rienti studied abroad at the Universite de Paris, Sorbonne for one year while pursuing his BA in International Political Economy and French from Fordham University. Upon graduating from Fordham, Dr. Rienti taught high school English at Lycee Charles le Chauve in Roissy-en-Brie, France as part of an Ambassade de France and Fulbright Commission partnership. He has also worked as a Financial Aid Counselor at Fordham. Dr. Rienti earned an MA in Humanities and Sciences from Fordham's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences a M.Phil and a Ph.D in French Literature and Culture from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His dissertation, "Reading the Restaurant: Social Class, Identity, and the Culture of Consumption in the Nineteenth Century French Novel" examines the place of the restaurant in the literary culture of the 19th century. Dr. Rienti has taught French courses at City College and at Fordham University and has traveled throughout France and the Francophone world. He has spoken at international education conferences in the US and abroad on topics including gender inbalance, diversity, and creative student financing models in study abroad programs. He is a dual citizen of the US and the United Kingdom. Since joining ISAP, Dr. Rienti has served as Coordinator for International Programs and advises students on scholarships and other sources of study abroad funding.
Ms. Blank studied at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York where she was an honors student in Global Studies with a concentration in African Studies and South Asian Studies. While in college, she had the chance to study abroad for two separate semesters in both Kenya and India. She considers herself a global citizen, and enjoys learning about new cultures. Ms. Blank has had the privilege of traveling or living abroad in parts of North Africa, East Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She has dedicated her professional career to international education by leading community service programs to Tanzania through Putney Student Travel, and working for the Center for International and Intercultural Studies department at her alma mater, St. Lawernce University. Most recently, she worked at AFS-USA Intercultural Programs in New York City. In this capacity, Ms. Blank helped oversee the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES Program); a public diplomacy program sponsored by the US Department of State. The YES Program provides full scholarships for secondary aged international student to study in the United States and helps raise intercultural understanding between the US and the Muslim World.
Robin Joseph, Study Abroad Coordinator
Madelyn Burt, Study Abroad Mentor
Lucy Amon, Social Media Intern