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Study Abroad Staff

Study Abroad Ram

Study abroad at Fordham is part of a long-standing tradition of Jesuit education that seeks to enhance students’ understanding of the world’s peoples and their interdependence.

Our goal is to help students gain an understanding of other cultures and to incorporate a global dimension to their chosen fields of study. Fordham prides itself in offering its students one of the most extensive networks for foreign study of any major university.

Please stop by our offices—the ISAP staff looks forward to working with you and to offering the advising and services you will need to get the most out of your experience abroad.

New York Staff

Joseph Rienti, Director

  • BA International Political Economy and French, Fordham University
  • MA Humanities and Sciences, Fordham University
  • PhD French, City University of New York Graduate Center

Dr. Rienti is responsible for leading the office that administers undergraduate study abroad for Fordham University. He has spoken at international education conferences in the US and abroad on topics including gender imbalance, diversity, creative student financing models, and risk management in study abroad programs. He has also written on and spoken about the intersection of food and culture. He has taught French courses at Fordham University and City College in New York.

Dr. Rienti is an alumnus of Fordham University and studied abroad at the Universite de Paris, Sorbonne for one year while pursuing his BA. He has lived and worked in France and the UK and has traveled to many countries around the world.

Email: rienti@fordham.edu

Erasmo Mendez, Assistant Director for Exchange Programs

  • BA Spanish, and International Studies University of California Irvine
  • MA International Education and Training, American University

Mr. Mendez is responsible for Fordham's portfolio of exchange partnerships.

While pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Irvine, Mr. Mendez studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a year and volunteered with the non-profit Global Brigades in Honduras. After graduating, he worked for the same non-profit organization as a coordinator for the medical program based in Panama. Mr. Mendez is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in study abroad programming. He has participated and led such trainings in higher education environments.

Email: emendez18@fordham.edu

Robin Joseph, Partner Study Abroad Program Coordinator

Ms. Joseph has been with Fordham University since 2004. As the Study Abroad Coordinator she oversees the administrative and receptionist duties in the office. She is the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call or stop by the Study Abroad Office!

Email: rjoseph@fordham.edu

Elizabeth Collins, Granada & London Centre Program Adviser

BA in Anthropology and Communications/Media Studies, Fordham University Rose Hill
Study Abroad Program: Spring 2017, Queensland University of Technology

Elizabeth recently graduated from Fordham University and spent a semester in Brisbane, Australia. She is excited to be working in the Study Abroad office and looks forward to helping students prepare for their own global journeys.

Email: ecollins29@fordham.edu

Viviana Muniz, Study Abroad Office Assistant

BA in Spanish and Communications with a concentration in New Media, Fordham University

Study Abroad Experience: Granada, Spain. Spring 2018

Viviana graduated from Fordham College Rose Hill in the Spring of 2019. During her junior year, she studied abroad on the Fordham in Granada program where she took courses at The Center of Modern Languages and despite being a native Spanish speaker, she gained a natural appreciation and greater fluency in the language. Viviana is very excited to be working in the Study Abroad office helping students find the program that will change their life in every way.

Overseas Staff

Nicola Blake

Facilities Manager, London Centre
nblake4@fordham.edu

Begona Calatrava

Fordham in Granada Program Assistant

Meghann Drury-Grogan, PhD

Director of GSB in London Program

mdrury@fordham.edu

Shannon Fane-Hervey

Student Life Coordinator, London Centre

sfanehervey@fordham.edu 

Matthew Holland

Assistant Head of the London Centre, Director of Student Affairs 


mholland16@fordham.edu

Nicollette Kabat

Academic Coordinator, London Centre

nkabat@fordham.edu 

Rafael Lamas, PhD

Director of Fordham in Granada Program
lamas@fordham.edu

Antoinette Lombard, PhD

Academic Director Ubuntu Program, Professor at University of Pretoria
antoinette.lombard@up.ac.za

Solomon Mmotong

Ubuntu Program Resident Coordinator
smmotong@fordham.edu

Jesus Sanchez

Granada Program Assistant

Mark Simmons

Interim Head of the London Centre

msimmons22@fordham.edu