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Adrian Beaulieu - Dean of International Studies
Phone: (401) 865-2114



Adrian Beaulieu is the first-appointed dean of international studies at Providence College, overseeing both study abroad and international students/scholars.  Prior to that, he held study abroad director positions at Smith College and the George Washington University.  Over the last 25 years, he has served on many program advisory boards and has presented at many national and regional conferences, especially on study abroad issues particular to private liberal arts colleges.  He is a member of the Forum on Education Abroad, its working group on the Code of Ethics, as well as a certified reviewer for the Forum’s Quality Improvement Program (QUIP) evaluation process.  He has an Ed.S. degree in higher education administration from the George Washington University and a S.T.L degree in theology and Christian ritual from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (in Berkeley, CA).  He is most proud in being a charter member of Red Sox Nation.



Katherine Jacobs - Assistant Dean of International Studies

Phone: (401) 865-2688

Katherine holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Colby College and an M.A. in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University, and worked in California and the United Kingdom as a study abroad advisor before coming to Providence College.  Katherine is responsible for advising students in the School of Arts & Sciences on study abroad opportunities, as well as both undergraduate and graduate international students and scholars on F-1 and J-1 visa and immigration issues. She was awarded a 2013 Fulbright International Educators Seminar grant to Japan and in 2011 was awarded the NAFSA: Association of International Educators "Rising Professional Award" in recognition of her demonstrated commitment to international education.  She has presented at conferences both locally and internationally on issues relevant to both study abroad and international students.  Katherine hopes all PC students take the opportunity to learn as much as possible about the world around them to attain global understanding and an appreciation of cultural differences.

Allie Agati - Study Abroad Advisor

Phone: (401) 865-2353

Allie graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in English and a minor in Political Science in 2011 and studied abroad at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, during which time she developed an enthusiasm for international education. Upon return, she began working at the Providence College Center for International Studies as a Peer Advisor, promoting study abroad and advising students. Prior to returning to the CIS, Allie worked as a Travel Operations Coordinator at Education First and as a Study Abroad Coordinator at Northeastern University.  Allie is responsible for advising students in the School of Business and School of Professional Studies, as well as advising all students on short-term study abroad opportunities.  She is currently completing her M.A. in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University, and is excited to be back in Providence and working with PC students to explore the vast opportunities available in study abroad. 


Denise Miller - Administrative Coordinator 

Phone: (401) 865-2114

Prior to coming to the Center for International Studies, Denise worked for six years in the Off-Campus Housing office. With daughters who studied abroad in Australia and Ireland, Denise experienced first-hand what the entire process entails for students, to say nothing of the parental anxiety such an experience often generates. As a result, Denise is well qualified to ease the fears or concerns of students going on study abroad and those of their parents.






Peer Advisors

Phone: (401) 865-2114





Rita Callahan '15 - CIEE in Paris, France & SITA in Madurai, India

Rita is a senior at PC, majoring in Art History.  She spent her junior year abroad in two locations; studying with CIEE in Paris, France and SITA in Madurai, India.  During her time in both countries Rita developed an appreciation and passion for international education.  After an incredible experience abroad, she is excited to return to Providence to work with CIS and other prospective study abroad participants as a CIS Peer Advisor. 


auren McNulty '15 - Providence College Center for Theology & Religious Studies in Rome, Italy
Lauren is a senior management major at Providence College who spent the fall of her junior year in Rome, Italy. Having never traveled prior to this experience, studying in Rome was like a dream; it allowed her to immerse herself and live among the rich art, religion, and history that she had learned about in textbooks for so many years. As a Peer Advisor, she hopes to open the eyes of other students who are contemplating studying abroad so that they can have just as amazing of an experience as she did.

Thao Nguyen '15 - London School of Economics in London, England

Thao is a fourth-year student at PC, majoring in Economics. Hailed from Saigon, Vietnam and now educated in the US and Britain, she embraces international mobility and global citizenship. She spent a year at the London School of Economics in Britain’s capital, immersing in a top-notch education, falling in love with Europe and developing a stronger aspiration for an international career in later years. As a Peer Advisor, Thao hopes that she can inspire other fellow PC students to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn and grow tremendously.

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