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Rachel Gould

Senior Director, Study Abroad, Office of International Programs
Phone: (607) 274-3306
Office: 074D Peggy Ryan Williams Center
Specialty: Interational Education


Welcome! I am senior director of study abroad in the Office of International Programs. In addition to my work in International Programs, I also occasionally teach Italian for Ithaca College. I have an M.A.T. in Italian from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.A. in Italian from the State University of New York at Albany.

Having had extraordinary study abroad experiences as part of my own undergraduate education, I strongly believe that study abroad is the one of the best things a student can do while in college. Regardless of major, current interests, or future plans, a summer, semester, or year abroad is an invaluable experience for any student. My goal is to make the possibility of study abroad a reality for all Ithaca College students who are interested in pursuing this unique educational experience.

Study Abroad

I encourage all students who are interested in studying abroad to begin planning as early as possible.  We are available to meet with students for individual advising appointments every day of each semester.  Before scheduling a study abroad advising appointment, however, we recommend that all students do two things:

  1. Consult with an academic advisor to discuss how study abroad will fit into your academic plan. Your academic advisor can help determine which semester is best for you to go abroad and which degree requirements you will need to fulfill while abroad.
  2. Attend an informational session, in order to learn about the range of study abroad options available at Ithaca College (event list and recorded sessions available here).

After you have done these two things, the next step is to schedule an appointment to meet with a study abroad adviser, either me or Mimi Wright, so we can discuss your individual study abroad interests and needs. Appointments can be scheduled here.

Study Abroad Resources