Ilse Damkoehler

Senior Manager, University Relations & Campus Outreach

  • Title Senior Manager, University Relations & Campus Outreach

As Senior Manager for University Relations & Campus Outreach, Ilse is responsible for on-campus marketing and recruitment activities and represents BU Study Abroad to students, advisors, faculty members, and administrators of multiple schools across the United States. She helps create and manage communications and marketing initiatives for BU Study Abroad, which include but are not limited to, social media sites, writing internal and external communication materials, event coordination, and promotions. She also assists with developing and implementing marketing and long-term recruitment strategies.

Prior to this role, Ilse worked as a Program Manager for BU Study Abroad, where she was responsible for the management and administration of programs in Argentina, Ecuador, Germany, Italy, San Francisco, and Switzerland. Before coming to BU, Ilse worked at Emerson College, where she advised students on semester and faculty-led study abroad programs and assisted with campus-wide internationalization efforts.

Ilse holds an M.A. in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and a B.S. in Business Administration and Spanish from Worcester State University. She is a Co-Chair for the Boston Area Study Abroad Association (BASAA) and former Co-Chair for the New England Lessons from Abroad Returnee Conference.

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