Jennifer McKibben
Assistant Director of Student Engagement
(317) 940-4264,
Start Date
January 2016
Interest
Pura Vida • Star Gazer • Amante del Español • Curly-Hair-Don’t-Care • Grammar Freak • Ice Cream Enthusiast
“As an alumna of IFSA Costa Rica, I enjoy working with students to help make their plans of studying abroad become a reality with the same organization that had a great impact on my life. The mesh of cultures in Latin America means there is always more to learn!”
Education
Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and communication sciences and disorders at Butler University. Continuing with her love for the Spanish language, she then went on to get her master’s degree in English-Spanish translation from Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica.
Travel Experience
Jennifer lived in Costa Rica for four years before returning to Indianapolis. This independent experience abroad gave her a greater understanding of culture and what it is like to live in a country different from your native home. Bonus: She met her tico husband there, too!
Did You Know?
Jennifer tried to teach herself Croatian in junior high. Other than 'Bok' (hi), nothing else stuck. She later found she had a much better knack for learning Spanish, which has come in handy.
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.