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Partnering with USAC

Welcome to USAC! Discover the various ways you can partner with the USAC team. Whether you’re a study abroad staff member, a university faculty, or someone else interested in partnering with us, we look forward to hearing from you. Discover some of the ways we partner with universities all over the world, and contact Institutional Relations team for more information.

USAC works with a wide variety of universities and institutions to provide quality support and services. Some of the highlights of working with USAC include:

  • A variety of quality academic programs in unique locations
  • Flexible billing options for your offices and your students
  • 24/7 health and safety support
  • Trainings, site visits, and other professional development opportunities for staff and faculty

Affiliate Universities

USAC is a nonprofit consortium of U.S. universities, which provides oversight, support and strategic planning to USAC and its programs. These universities approve curriculum and issue transcripts for USAC Specialty Programs.

Host Universities

USAC programs are based at a host university abroad. Specialty Programs are conducted on a host university campus where we maintain office and classroom space; however classes are taught by USAC faculty and taken with other USAC students. Partnership Programs are run by the international programs office and staff at the foreign university, where students take classes with locals.

Regional Institutional Relations Team

If you have any questions, please contact your regional USAC Institutional Relations Officer listed below.

Amanda Stewart

Amanda Stewart

Director of Institutional Relations

Jonathan Hakim

Jonathan Hakim

jonathan.hakim@usac.edu

(he/him)

Senior Lead Institutional Relations Officer

States: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Schedule an Appointment

Stephanie Cannata

Stephanie Cannata

stephanie.cannata@usac.edu

(she/her)

Lead Institutional Relations Officer & Trainer

States: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

Schedule an Appointment

Caroline Anderson

Caroline Anderson, M.A.

caroline.anderson@usac.edu

(she/her)

Institutional Relations Officer

States: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

Schedule an Appointment

Katrina Brown

Katrina Brown, MFS

katrina.brown@usac.edu

(she/her)

Institutional Relations Officer

States: Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Washington

Schedule an Appointment

Raquel Cifuentes

Raquel Cifuentes, M.Ed.

raquel.cifuentes@usac.edu

(she/her)

Institutional Relations Officer

States: Alabama, Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and U.S. Virgin Islands

Schedule an Appointment

Kim Diehl de Yanes

Kim Diehl de Yanes, M.A.

kim.diehl@usac.edu

(she/her)

Institutional Relations Officer

States: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin

Schedule an Appointment

Charles Petranek

Charles Petranek, M.A.

charles.petranek@usac.edu

(he/him)

Institutional Relations Officer

States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Oregon

Schedule an Appointment

Thomas Phillips II

Thomas Phillips II, M.A., Ph.D.

thomas.phillips@usac.edu

(he/him)

Institutional Relations Officer

States: Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia

Schedule an Appointment

Request USAC Materials

USAC offers a variety of marketing and outreach materials for you and your department to use to help you learn more about USAC programs, advise students, and promote USAC programs and study abroad on your campus.

To request physical materials to be shipped directly to you, please reach out to your Institutional Relations Officer.