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MISSION STATEMENT
The Office of Education Abroad supports Davidson College's Statement of Purpose to assist students in developing humane instincts and disciplined and creative minds. We do this by guiding students toward academic experiences abroad that enhance the liberal arts education and Davidson’s on-campus curriculum. Our staff facilitates engagement in programs that enable students to gain international and intercultural competence, develop self-awareness, and prepare themselves for lives of leadership and service.

ADVISING PHILOSOPHY

We encourage students to make informed decisions reflective of their interest, goals, and concerns by
  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Asking positive and open-ended questions
  • Identifying and exploring options together
  • Providing appropriate information and resources
As an institutional member of the Forum on Education Abroad and as active participants in the NAFSA - Association of International Educators and other professional organizations, our staff seeks to follow best practices in education abroad programming.


MEET THE TEAM
 
Naomi Photo - Bio PageNaomi N. Otterness
Director, Education Abroad
Phone: 704-894-2656
Email: naotterness@davidson.edu






 
 
Abbie Cardona
Abbie N. Cardona
Assistant Director, Education Abroad

Phone: 704-894-2455
Email: abcardona@davidson.edu
 




 

 
Ernesto WainesErnesto 2
Education Abroad Adviser

Phone: 704-894-2553
Email: erwaines@davidson.edu





 

Alexandra BarteldtAlexandra
Education Abroad Adviser

Phone: 704-894-2128
Email: albarteldt@davidson.edu













 

 
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