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Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00-noon and 1:00-4:30.

You can find us in room 218 of the Eielson Building. If you wish to send us mail, send it to:
 
International Programs & Initiatives
Study Away
PO Box 757760
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7760

The following is a listing of staff members.
 
Nicole

Nicole Balazs, Study Away Advisor

Duties:
Nicole provides advising for UAF's exchange and study abroad programs, and support to the Director of International Programs & Initiatives.

Personal Profile: 
Nicole grew up in eastern Nebraska and earned a B.S. in Animal Ecology-Interpretation from Iowa State University.  She did an exchange to UAF through the National Student Exchange (NSE) in the spring of 2006, where she met her husband. Upon finishing her degree, she joined her husband on his exchanges to Portland State University (through NSE) and Finnmark University College (in Alta, Norway through north2north), and finally moved back to Fairbanks in 2008. She lives with her husband and two Bernese Mountain Dogs, Bernie and Colin.

Contact me if:  You have questions about or want to participate in an exchange or study abroad program, or if you need to contact the Director of International Programs & Initiatives

Contact: nicole.balazs@alaska.edu, +1 907 474 6516
 

 


Erica Keiko Iseri (In Memoriam)Erica staff photo

With great sadness, we inform you that Erica Keiko Iseri, Advisor for Exchange and Study Abroad, passed away on 4 September 2016. An inspiration to all who knew her, Erica was a supportive and caring advisor to hundreds of international and national exchange students studying at UAF, and to UAF study away students attending our programs through the National Student Exchange Program and through our international affiliates and partners. 
 
Erica joined UAF as an undergraduate student and student employee in the mid-1990s.  In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in English in 1997 and an MFA in creative writing in 2000, Erica worked as an adjunct faculty member prior to joining International Programs & Initiatives in 2009.  She was active in several  professional organizations and she was an extremely creative and talented artist, musician and writer.  An avid adventurer and outdoor enthusiast, Erica enjoyed berry-picking, biking, fishing and recreational dog mushing among many other activities in Alaska and while traveling internationally.

A scholarship will be founded in Erica's honor.