Maria Keane
Resident Director, Ireland
Start Date
September 2009
Interest
Antique Browser • Food Tourist • Sea Lover • Control Freak
“Why IFSA? I ask myself that question lots during the hectic orientation period! But I wouldn’t want any other job. I manage a fantastic team who work very hard every day to ensure all our students have the support they need to have a meaningful study abroad experience. I get to have input into the design of new programs and use my experience to craft new ways to study abroad in Ireland.”
Education
Maria studied criminology and social policy in England, and has a masters of education degree from Trinity College Dublin.
Travel Experience
Maria spent five years travelling and working in eight countries in her early 20s. The experience of living far from home, without roots or loved-ones, taught her how important it is to make local connections and to understand local culture.
Did You Know?
Maria won a competition to train and perform as a clown with the Moldavian State Circus. She considers it the hardest day’s work she has ever done!
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.