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Staff : Rachel Giannakouros
Following is information for Rachel Giannakouros:

Staff Details
Name:
Rachel Giannakouros
Phone:
(480) 965-5965
Email:
Rachel.Giannakouros@asu.edu
Office Hours:
To make an appointment click the "Request Appointment or Information" below and choose a time.

Tuesdays 8:00-10:00am
Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm

Appointments are available at other times upon request. Please email Rachel directly to request an appointment outside these scheduled hours.
Department/Title:
Summer Faculty-Directed Programs
User Image About Rachel Giannakouros:
As an International Coordinator for the Faculty-Directed Programs Unit, Rachel works with faculty and staff in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the College of Health Solutions, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the W.P. Carey School of Business, the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and both the Humanities Department and Social Sciences Domestic Programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Rachel holds a Master of Arts degree in Spanish from Colorado State University and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Iowa in Finance and Marketing, with a Spanish minor.

Before joining the ASU Study Abroad Office team, Rachel was a faculty member at Luther College and Colorado State University where she taught Spanish courses. She thoroughly enjoyed classroom teaching and the energy generated by students, faculty, and staff on a university campus. Rachel was especially engaged by conversations surrounding study abroad opportunities and loved connecting students to programs abroad. While at Luther College, she served as a faculty member on a faculty-led, month-long abroad experience in China. Rachel also had the unique opportunity to work as the Finance and Payroll Specialist for a local business, where she managed the day-to-day business transactions, invoicing, and budgeting.

One of Rachel’s first abroad experiences was during high school, as part of her Spanish Club’s annual trip to Spain. This two-week excursion piqued Rachel’s interest in international travel and culture and led her to minor in Spanish during college. While she was not able to accommodate an abroad experience during her undergraduate studies, Rachel seized the opportunity to spend a semester in Granada, Spain, as part of a faculty-directed program through Colorado State University, prior to beginning her master’s degree. Since then, she has continued to travel throughout Europe, as well as Asia and Central America. Rachel hopes that through her role as an International Coordinator at ASU she can continue to ignite the international travel spark in students as they make their life-changing plans for study abroad.