Sara Birnbaum

Program Manager: Italy, Switzerland, England (London Internship Program tracks in: Advertising & Marketing, Arts & Arts Administration, Film/Radio/TV, Journalism, PR, Theatre Studies, London Wheelock Education Program, London Royal College of Music Program, LAMDA)

  • Title Program Manager: Italy, Switzerland, England (London Internship Program tracks in: Advertising & Marketing, Arts & Arts Administration, Film/Radio/TV, Journalism, PR, Theatre Studies, London Wheelock Education Program, London Royal College of Music Program, LAMDA)
  • Phone 616-353-9888

As Program Manager, Sara Birnbaum is responsible for programs in Italy, London, and Switzerland. Her responsibilities include serving as the primary contact for each of these programs, assisting in applicant recruitment, responding to program inquiries and issues, admissions, managing pre-departure programming, and liaising with site staff members.

During her degree program, Sara worked as a Study Abroad Advisor in the Global Education Office at Merrimack College. After completing her Masters of Education in Higher Education at Merrimack College, she worked as a Program Coordinator at University of Massachusetts Lowell in the Intercontinental Nuclear Institute.

Sara spent three years in Kumamoto, Japan teaching English for the JET Program. Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Ursinus College and a MEd in Higher Education from Merrimack College. As an undergraduate student, she studied abroad in Akita, Japan.

Sara is a member of NAFSA and Phi Beta Kappa, an academic fraternity. Sara loves learning new languages and believes strongly in using language as a tool for cultural immersion and exchange. Ask her about her Japanese folk dancing!

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