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Study Abroad Staff

Jen Hamlow, UP Study Abroad Director

Jen Hamlow, MA (she/her) Director

Jen has spent more than two decades in the field of study abroad, starting as a Peer Advisor at her alma mater at Pacific Lutheran University after her junior year abroad in Freiburg, Germany.  After graduating, she traveled to Salzburg, Austria on a Fulbright Scholarship, taught English for a year in Vienna, then moved to Chicago to complete a Masters in Multicultural Communication at DePaul University.  While in Chicago, she worked for IES, a study abroad provider, before returning back home to Portland 6 years later to work for AHA International (now GEO) with the University of Oregon.  In 2012, she transitioned from working for providers to working with them, serving first as the Faculty Led Coordinator, and then as the Director of Education Abroad and Off Campus programs at Portland State University.  She is looking forward to returning to a small liberal arts campus, working with the same programs that she once helped manage, and especially to the opportunity to share her love of Salzburg with others.

Holly Peterson, MA (she/her) Program Coordinator

Prior to coming to UP, Holly was the Study Away Advisor at Pacific Lutheran University in the Wang Center for Global and Community Engaged Education. Holly worked with Middlebury College students onsite in Madrid, Spain, while completing a master’s degree in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey in California. As an undergraduate Spanish major at Willamette University in Salem, Holly studied in Granada, Spain, and Quito, Ecuador, through the same programs that UP students also participate in. Holly is passionate about language learning, student intercultural development, and fostering equity, access and inclusion in education abroad.