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Office of International Programs

Office Hours
The Office of International Programs is located in the Multicultural Center (1st floor of the Student Center).
Office hours are 8:00 - 4:30, Monday through Friday.

Note that International Admissions and Recruitment are managed by the Office of Enrollment Services

Meet the Staff

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Nigel Atwood, Student Assistant

Nigel is from Lethbridge, Alberta (Canada). He's majoring in Physical Education and Corporate Fitness, and has played football for Minot State University for the past 3 years. Nigel is assists new and returning international and Canadian students with general questions and paperwork. He also organizes cultural events, such as Canadian Thanksgiving and an annual Curling Bonspiel.

Nigel can be reached by e-mail at international@minotstateu.edu or by phone at
+1-701-858-3978 or 1-800-777-0750 (ext. 3978)

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Virginie Vournas, International Student Coordinator

Virginie manages immigration-related matters relative to international students and exchange visitors, and is responsible for ensuring institutional compliance with federal immigration law. She also acts as the advisor for international and Canadian students and exchange visitors on various issues impacting them, and in educating university faculty and staff on federal visa and immigration policies.

Contact Virginie to set an appointment.

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Emma May, Education Abroad Program Assistant

Emma advises students and faculty about education abroad opportunities, manages administrative coordination of study abroad and outbound exchange programs, and promoted education abroad opportunities. She also organizes and conducts pre-departure orientations and re-entry sessions.

Emma can be reached by e-mail at studyabroad@minotstateu.edu or by phone at
+1-701-858-4645 or 1-800-777-0750 (ext. 4645)

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Libby Claerbout, Director

Libby is responsible for the development of systems and processes to support Minot State University’s International Programs including support services, policies and procedures for: international students, study abroad, faculty led study abroad programs, and faculty and scholar exchanges. She also works to foster campus involvement in international programs and create on-campus culture of global awareness.

Libby can be reached by e-mail at libby.claerbout@minotstateu.edu or by phone at
+1-701-858-4155 or 1-800-777-0750 (ext. 4155)