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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.

Languages Spoken

Highlights & Recent Activity

Recent Presentations/Publications:

  • Carpenter, S., Kaufman, H., Torp, M. (2019). Integrating Worlds: How Off Campus Study Can Transform Undergraduate Education. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • "Pressure Points: How Today’s Challenges Will Shape the Off-Campus Study of Tomorrow.” Panel presentation at International Educators Conference, DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, June 24-28, 2019.

  • “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.

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

  • Carleton College Global Commons Group
  • CEA (Cultural Experiences Abroad) Board Member
  • CET Brazil Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Forum on Education Abroad
  • Minnesota Study Abroad Professionals -- Education Abroad
  • NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

Courses Taught This Year

  • LTAM 110: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (Spring 2020)

As Listed on Department Faculty Pages

Profile updated July 5, 2019

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