Marnie Nelson

Director of Education Abroad

Education Background

  • Masters of Education in International Education Policy and Management, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Teaching (Licensed K-12) and Social Studies Teaching (Licensed 5-12), Gustavus Adolphus College

Travel Background

After completing my semester abroad in Seville, Spain, I continued to travel throughout Europe and the Americas. While teaching, I was able to travel to Costa Rica, England, France, Honduras, Hungary and Italy; these experiences allowed me to study the cultural differences that exist between Spain and Central and South America.

I spent a summer abroad in Cusco, Peru where I served as a Teaching Assistant in three different school environments in and near the city. In both of my long-term experiences abroad (Seville and Cusco), I participated in a home-stay experience and traveled extensively throughout the country.

In 2014, I co-led a three-week experience in Erzurum and Istanbul, Turkey with students, where we studied the local political system, educational system, economy, culture and history! I have also visited Argentina, Chile and Ecuador to expand my knowledge of the continent. Most recently, I visited partner organizations in Cape Town, South Africa.

Travel Tip

Coming soon!