Teresa Bellono
Director for Program Operations
317-940-4201,
Start Date
May 2010
Interest
Linguist • Gourmande • Salsa Dancer • Storyteller
“Language is the lens through which culture is both encoded and decoded. At IFSA I most enjoy developing and supporting programs in non-English-speaking locations that cultivate not only foreign language skills but also intercultural and professional skills in our students.”
Education
Teresa earned her master’s degree in International Training and Education through a Graduate Merit Fellowship from American University, building upon her bachelor’s degree in French and International Studies from Indiana University Bloomington.
Travel Experience
Spanning over 20 countries and 35 U.S. states, Teresa’s travels have been tied to a variety of roles throughout her life, including choral singer, university exchange student, apartment mover, WWOOFer, education professional, and heritage seeker. However, it’s her academic year abroad studying French and Italian language and culture in Aix-en-Provence, France that solidified her life-long love of learning and awakened her approach to cross-cultural communication.
Did You Know?
One of Teresa’s most prized possessions is her LEGO model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, quite possibly her favorite place in North America.
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.