UW-Green Bay students can jet off to study in foreign lands, such as Spain, Cuba, Mexico, United Kingdom and Germany, just to name a few, in our study abroad program by speaking with Jemma Lund, UWGB’s Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of International Education. The study abroad programs award UW-Green Bay students credit and enable them to stay on track with graduation requirements. Jemma is advisor for the study abroad programs and promotes the program on campus. She has been with the university and program for about 4½ years, three of those years as part-time and then became full-time in spring of 2014.
Jemma is a dedicated, passionate and engaged person on campus who loves the outdoors, reading and travel. She enjoys talking with students, giving study abroad presentations and working with faculty to plan travel courses.
Position at UWGB: Study Abroad Coordinator
Summary of what you do: I promote study abroad on campus, manage application system and I am the advisor for study abroad programs.
How long have you been employed: Total of about 4½ years, a little over one year in my current position.
Brief history of employment with UWGB: Worked part-time in this position from 2011-2014, moved to full-time in spring 2014
Three words that describe you: Dedicated, Passionate, and Engaged
Personal interests: Outdoors, Reading and Travel
Random facts/interests: I lived in Turkey for about two years, I’m a secret baker and bring treats for our interns and I’m the only one I know with a Smithsonian magazine subscription.
– If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? I think it would be fun to do a travel show somewhere and be a host.
– If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Probably nachos.
– People would be surprised if they knew: I went to Syria on vacation in 2009 and spent a week traveling the country
– What advice would you give to recent new hires? If you’re not from Green Bay, get to know the city and try to get involved on campus in order to meet people.
– What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? I love talking with students and working with faculty to plan travel courses.
– What book did you read last? James Patterson
– What books are at your bedside? Any mystery or crime fiction
– What do you always want to try and never did? Skydiving
– What does a typical day look like for you? A little bit of everything! Meeting with students, checking applications, giving presentations, preparing visa paperwork, updating the website, posting on social media, brainstorming new promotion ideas, meeting with faculty travel course leaders, etc.
– What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? Those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind.
– What would people never guess you do in your role? All the paperwork!
– What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Guinea pig in Ecuador.
– What’s your favorite thing to do in Green Bay? I live in De Pere, I really like to go for a bike ride on the trails, meet friends for happy hour, see some live music or Comedy City on the weekend.