Diana Arízaga
Resident Director, Mexico
Start Date
June 2003
Interest
Art Lover • Food Enthusiast • Cook • Love Reading • Traveling • Dogs
“After many years in the field with other institutions in the U.S. and abroad, I find IFSA allows me to constantly change, be flexible, creative, challenge myself, and think that anything I can think of, even crazy things, can be done if it is for the good of the students. I love that there is always a new project in the works.”
Education
Diana started as a psychology major until a strike broke out at her university in Ecuador and it shut down. She transferred to an art school in Madrid, Spain for her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in art history and design with a minor in Italian. Diana is currently working a Master of Arts in Transgenerational Psychology.
Travel Experience
Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Diana was a high school exchange student to Louisiana and California and could never go home again. She has worked in the study abroad offices in the U.S. and has been a resident director in Ecuador, Spain, and Mexico. Her most memorable experience was taking a group of students to Nepal and seeing its amazing mountains!
Did You Know?
Diana went 21 days without taking a shower, while hiking and camping in the beautiful national parks in the western part of the United States. It was well worth it!
Reach Out To Us
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
STUDENTS CURRENTLY STUDYING ABROAD:
Contact your IFSA resident staff or local authorities.
FAMILY MEMBERS OR ADVISORS OF STUDENTS ABROAD:
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm EST:
Contact the IFSA Office at 800.858.0229 or 317.940.9336 Ask for a Health and Safety team member.
After hours, weekends, and holidays:
Contact the Butler University Police Department at 317.940.9999 The officer on duty will contact the appropriate IFSA personnel.