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Helena Kaufman

Helena Kaufman


I have been immersed in international education for my entire adult life – first as a university student of foreign languages and literatures, then as an international student, a teacher of Portuguese language and a Luso-Brazilianist, a leader of a study abroad program, and most recently a director of a study abroad office.

At Carleton, I am responsible for coordinating Off-Campus Studies programming on campus, working with Carleton faculty on the development of Carleton seminars, advising students on program choices, and supervising the OCS office.

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Education & Professional History

University of Warsaw, Poland, BA; University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA, PhD.

At Carleton since 2000.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Recent Presentations:

  • “Connecting the dots: Integrating Learning Abroad and Career Skills through ePortfolios.”  Panel presentation at Creating and Sustaining the Education Abroad Continuum, The Forum on Education Abroad Conference, Seattle, March 29-31, 2017.
  •  “How Study Abroad Changed My Life: Student Development Pathways.” Panel presentation at New and Emerging Paradigms for Education Abroad, The Forum on Education Abroad Conference, San Diego, April 2-4, 2014.
  • “De-Familiarizing Europe: European Study Curriculum for the Flat World.” Panel presentation at Reinventing the European Experience: Culture, Politics and Diversity in U.S. Education Abroad, The Forum on Education Abroad Conference, Dublin, December 5-7, 2013.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

  • Carleton College Global Engagement Initiative Steering Committee
  • CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad) Board Member
  • CET Brazil Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Forum on Education Abroad; Outcomes Assessment and Research Committee (OAR)
  • HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs) Academic Program Review Committee
  • Minnesota Study Abroad Professionals -- Education Abroad
  • NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

Courses Taught This Year

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Profile updated November 21, 2017

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