Sian Munro
Resident Director, New Zealand Programs
Start Date
June 2012
Interest
Sociable • Hospitable • Avid Sports Fan • Family Focused • Passionate Dunedinite (my home town)
“I love being a part of the student experience from the very beginning and through their exploration of New Zealand’s culture, landscape and academic system. It's great to see our students foster independence and self-awareness as they navigate living and studying a long way from home. It astounds me just how much they pack into their semester!”
Education
Sian graduated from the University of Otago in Dunedin with an honors bachelor’s degree in social anthropology and a Master of Arts in International Education.
Travel Experience
My interest in international education started with a six-week summer job that turned into a 15+ year career. My job was to welcome new students to the university. I was also part of a buddy program for new international students and one of the very first students I met was from the U.S., and with whom I still good friends. Being exposed to so many people embarking on their study abroad experience, I was inspired to continue in the international education field while traveling and living in London, UK. I feel very fortunate to be in a profession I am so passionate about.
Did You Know?
I have a twin brother, my brother and sister are also twins. We also have an older brother. Between the five of us, we have 16 children so family gatherings are loud and fun!
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:
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