Sharna Bremner
Regional Case Manager for Asia & Pacific
Start Date
January 2011
Interest
Travel Enthusiast • Politics Nerd • Coffee Lover
“I love being able to help students through the challenges of study abroad and seeing them celebrate their triumphs. The best part of my job is watching students grow amd change throughout their time abroad, in ways they often don’t recognize and could never imagine would be possible.”
Education
Sharna graduated from the University of Adelaide with a bachelor’s degree in development studies (honors), with a minor in politics, and began her doctorate at the University of Adelaide in 2012.
Travel Experience
Sharna has lived abroad in the United Kingdom, studied abroad in Thailand, and spent nine months living in Timor-Leste while conducting Ph.D. research. Despite differences in each of these locations, many of the experiences, emotions and challenges associated with living abroad were the same and Sharna has been able to use her own experiences to help students successfully navigate their study abroad experiences.
Did You Know?
Due to her strong dislike of seafood, Sharna can say “I don’t eat fish” in six different languages. Unfortunately, she only knows other useful phrases in English.
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.