Specialty programs have an on-site Resident Director (RD) who provides comprehensive support to students throughout their study abroad experience. RDs are responsible for the academic curriculum and faculty.
USAC Verona Staff, Irene and Anna
Irene Fanini, a Verona native, is the Resident Director in Verona. She has an undergraduate degree in education, and two master's degrees in International Relations and Cultural Mediation. She studied abroad in the Netherlands and Brazil, and has professional work experience in both Brazil and Cambodia. She speaks Italian, English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
The Resident Director is assisted by Anna Visentin, the Program Coordinator. Anna holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in foreign languages and literatures. She has work experience in education, sales, and communications. She is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish.
The Resident Director and Program Coordinator meet the group flight at the airport, provide on-site orientation, take you to your program housing, and organize interesting field trips and optional tours.