Maritheresa Frain
Vice President for Academic Programs
(317) 940-9336,
Start Date
April 2019
Interest
Avid Reader • Curious Traveler • Cooking Aficionada • Mother • Exercise Fan 
“I am a professional student at heart, so my career in international educational exchanges has helped me continually learn, grow, and mature into the person I am today. I enjoy walking down similar paths with my students, supporting their learning and development abroad. I have the best job in the world helping students realize their goals so they can make the world a better place for us all.”
Education
Maritheresa (MT) completed her undergraduate work in international politics at the Pennsylvania State University and received her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in International Relations at Georgetown University.
Travel Experience
MT first studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain as a Penn State undergrad. She conducted her doctoral research in Portugal. She lived outside the U.S. for more than 25 years in Spain, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, and Greece. MT travels extensively, recently adding a “sola” trip to Rapa Nui (Easter Island).
Did You Know?
MT speaks five languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and French.
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.