Study Abroad Staff

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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

    • 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.


    • 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.


    • BA American Studies, Political Science, and Theology, Fordham University
    • MA Higher Education and Student Affairs, New York University

    Finley is a recent graduate of Fordham, and is excited to rejoin the university community as part of the Study Abroad Office. She had the opportunity to study abroad in London as an undergraduate, and has focused her graduate studies on international education, accessibility, and diversity in higher and postsecondary education. Finley looks forward to connecting current Fordham students to new educational, internship, and travel experiences through the university’s programs in London and Granada.


  • 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!


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

    Elizabeth 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.


  • BA in English and Visual Arts, Fordham University Rose Hill

    Study Abroad Program: Fall 2019, DIS Copenhagen

    Anna is a recent graduate of Fordham and is excited to be a part of the Study Abroad Office. Her study abroad experience in Copenhagen inspired her passion for travel writing and cultural immersion. As Social Media Manager and Office Assistant Anna highlights the benefits of studying abroad and assists Fordham students through the application process. Anna believes study abroad opens doors for students, and looks forward to seeing you soon in the Study Abroad office!

Overseas Staff