Mona Syed

Program Director, Latin America, Spain/Portugal, Middle East & Africa
(919) 962-7002


Mona is the Program Director for Spain, Portugal, Latin America, Middle East and Africa programs. She is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of bilateral exchange, third party and faculty-led programs.

Mona earned a B.A. in Government from Smith College and a M.Ed. in Comparative and International Education from Indiana University, Bloomington. She has spent approximately half of her life overseas and has had the opportunity to live, study and/or work in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Spain and Peru. Mona is committed to creating study abroad opportunities for students from all backgrounds and disciplines. A first generation college student herself, Mona is particularly interested in working to reduce academic and financial barriers to study abroad and encouraging underrepresented students to participate in international opportunities.