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Office of International Education (OIE) – Outbound Programs

From St. John’s signature first-year programming designed to engage students from day one to our short-term and semester-long study abroad and service programs internationally, the Office of International Education (OIE) serves as the central resource for the St. John’s community regarding global opportunities beyond our New York campuses.   

In keeping with the University’s global mission, OIE strives to provide international opportunities at every level of your degree.  St. John's innovative core and major-specific programming offers opportunities for students in nearly every discipline to engage in cross-cultural experience and gain invaluable skills for the job market, opening doors to future opportunities.  Starting with the Global Passport Program in Freshmen year, all the way up to our graduate programs around the world, St. John’s students hear the call – over 40% of St. John’s students participate in some form of study, internship or volunteer opportunity abroad! 

Start exploring your options today... and go GLOBAL with St. John’s. 

Queens CampusStaten Island Campus
Marillac Hall, Room 210
Tel: 718-990-6105
[email protected]

Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m
 
Campus Center, Room B-18
Tel: 718-390-6105
[email protected]

For after-hour emergencies regarding students
currently abroad, please contact:
Office of Public Safety: 718-990-5252

Lucy Amon 

Assistant Director of Outbound Partner Relations 

Education 

  • B.A. in English with a Theater minor, Fordham University 

  • M.A. in Intercultural Relations, Lesley University 

Relevant Experience
Lucy began her international education work while in graduate school, working with CAPA, a Boston-based study abroad program provider. Since then, she has continued her dedication for study abroad in offices at Fordham University, Georgetown University, and CUNY-College of Staten Island, before beginning her work with the St. John’s community. Her career has also included advocacy for multicultural education through publishing and work in helping students process their experience abroad through reentry programming. 

Fun travel facts
Lucy is the daughter of two Pan Am flight attendants, so she started her international career at 6 weeks old, and flew 100,000 miles before turning one. She studied abroad in Glasgow, Scotland during undergrad, and interned in Delhi, India after graduating. She has traveled to five continents, including Antarctica. 


Tyrone Bazelaire 

International Education Assistant 

 Education 

  • B.S. in Hospitality Management, St. John’s University 

  • M.P.S in Criminal Justice & Homeland Security Leadership, St. John’s University 

  • M.B.A. in Business Analytics, St. John’s University (Expected) 

Relevant Experience 
Tyrone comes from a forward-facing sales background. After completing his undergraduate studies at St. John’s University, Tyrone worked as a remodeling consultant for an energy efficient company in Long Island and as a recruitment consultant on Wall Street directly engaging with homeowners and all levels of employees ranging from entry level to senior management in both small firms and Fortune 500 companies, respectively. His knowledge of being client-serving enabled Tyrone to return to St. John’s University and work for the Office of International Education. Representing the “face” of the office, Tyrone directly interacts with students and parents as well as faculty and administrators on a daily basis working to process applications for St. John’s students intending to study abroad and answering inquiries regarding the nature of the programs. 

Fun Travel Fact 
Tyrone has traveled to 42 countries and 6 continents. Some of his favorite experiences include: snorkeling with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands, snowmobiling in the snowy Finnish Laplands in search of the Northern Lights, going on safari and bush camping in Botswana, hiking Machu Picchu in Peru, and exploring the Hobbit holes from the set of the Lord of the Rings movies in New Zealand. 


Gregory Bruhn 

Director of Outbound Programs 

Education 

  • B.A. in French Language and Culture, University of Connecticut 

  • M.A. in French Literature, New York University 

  • M.Phil. in French Literature, New York University 

Relevant Experience 
Greg has over 25 years of experience in international education in a variety of roles including as an international student advisor at NYU; as a classroom educator in literature, English as a Second Language, and French language and culture at a number of universities; and as a study abroad administrator in the U.S. and France.  Greg studied and worked for three years in France, and has directed service and academic programs in France, Italy, Guatemala, and Peru.  His work has also included translations for W.W. Norton Press, as well as interpreting work for the Paris Opera Ballet and Theatre des Bouffes du Nord during their performances with the Lincoln Center Arts Festival. 

Fun travel facts 
Greg has hiked in Patagonia and completed the Inca Trail in Peru.  He was also able to attend a wedding in a castle in Germany, and stayed with friends in an Italian villa with a library that possessed manuscripts that pre-dated Christopher Columbus.   


Camille Embus Perez 

Assistant Director of Outbound Student Services 

Education 

  • B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Tennessee at Martin 

  • M.S. in TESOL, St. John’s University 

Relevant Experience 
Camille has had a range of experiences within international education. After teaching in West Africa for 2 ½ years, she began studying and working at St. John’s University. While at St. John’s, Camille has worked as an English language tutor in the GLCC, an adjunct professor for the Department of Languages and Literature, a language educator and coordinator for the Office of International Education (OIE): Inbound Programs, and recently, she has excitedly joined OIE Outbound, where she gets to work with students and faculty as they prepare to study abroad. In addition to her full-time job with OIE, Camille teaches English classes under a grant awarded to the CLACS office by the NYC Department of Youth and Community. 

Fun Travel Fact 
Camille has had many adventures across several continents, and some of her favorite ones include: helping build a school in the Andes Mountains of Peru, student teaching in Honduras, teaching in Senegal, studying and exploring Vietnam on a Fulbright-Hays grant, visiting her friend’s family in Indonesia, spending Christmas and New Year’s with her in-laws in Colombia, and celebrating her daughter’s first birthday in Italy.   


Kelly Morgan 

Coordinator of Outbound Student Services 

Education 

  • B.S. in Journalism, University of Kansas 

  • M.S. in International Communications, St. John’s University (Expected) 

Relevant Experience 
Kelly comes to the OIE team with a range of experiences in the international realm. After graduating from the University of Kansas, she packed her bags and accepted English-teaching positions in China, Chile, and Italy. Tired of living out of a suitcase, Kelly left the English-teaching world to work with the D.C.-based nonprofit World Learning where she helped to plan and implement short-term professional exchanges. These exchanges focused on a variety of topics and allowed Kelly to travel to places like Adana, Turkey where she toured refugee camps with resettlement experts and to Bratislava, Slovakia where she attended a conference on disinformation in Eastern Europe with digital media professionals. Now at St. John’s University, Kelly enjoys working one-on-one with students to help them organize their visa materials and prepare for their own overseas adventures. 

 
Fun Travel Fact 
Thanks to her parents twisted interpretation of “family bonding time,” Kelly spent her childhood traveling to all 50 U.S. states, 48 in her family’s Dodge Grand Caravan. Family survival stories include, but are not limited to: mom falling asleep at the wheel while driving across the Extraterrestrial Highway, accidentally getting a nun kicked out of her campsite in Olympic National Park, and driving the family’s red minivan through Times Square with a topper and a Kansas license plate.    


Anna Torres

Project Analyst, Outbound Programs

Education 

  • B.A. in Psychology, St. John’s University  

Relevant Experience  

Anna comes with over 23 years’ experience in Higher Ed. She began her higher ed career at St. John’s as part of the University’s Executive Vice President team implementing various research projects and studies for new initiatives. One of her early projects includes working with the development team, performing research for the Discover the World program, now known as Western Europe Semester. Anna has worked in the OIE for over 8 years. She works closely with Advising Deans and students as they prepare and plan academically to study abroad. 

Fun Travel Fact  

Anna grew up living in Greece during the summer months and is bi-lingual in Greek. She has traveled to 4 continents. Some of her favorite experiences include exploring many of Greece’s beautiful islands with her family, swimming beneath a waterfall in Costa Rica, and wave-running in the turquoise waters of Bora Bora.