Director, Study Abroad Office
Noah provides comprehensive leadership for the Study Abroad Office by directing an innovative strategy for study abroad aligned with ASU’s emphasis on high quality academics, innovation, access and career-readiness across all disciplines on all campuses. Prior to joining ASU, Noah served as the Associate Director of the Center for Global Engagement and the Director of the Programs Abroad Office at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
- B.A. History; University of New Orleans
- M.A. Geography; Louisiana State University
- Doctoral Studies, Geography; University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Studied abroad in Innsbruck, Austria and Zagreb, Croatia
- Conducted research in Bosnia, Macedonia and Croatia
- Traveled extensively in Europe, Cuba, Panama, Japan, Thailand and Cambodia
Professional contributions to the field of international education:
Comp, D. and Rost, N. (2018). Tips for Effective Operational Budgeting and Planning. In Ogden, A. Alexander, L. and Mackintosh, E. (eds.)Education Abroad Operational Management: Strategies, Opportunities and Innovations
Pynes, P., Rost N. and Dye, R. (2018) Re-Envisioning Partnerships: Collaborative Programming and Operational Management. In Ogden, A. Alexander, L. and Mackintosh, E. (eds.)Education Abroad Operational Management: Strategies, Opportunities and Innovations
- Ray, Andy; Rost, Noah; Wood, Pia "Leveraging Campus Stakeholders to Advance Student Mobility : Opportunities and Challenges." AIEA Annual Conference, Washington D.C., February 2020
- Bruce, Lauren; Rost, Noah "Three Models of Innovation in Experiential Learning: Internships, Service Learning, and Research." Global Internship Conference, Detroit, MI, June 2018
- Ickes, Caroline; Rost, Noah "Infusing Strategy into Study Abroad Programming and Design." ISA Beyond Foundations Workshop, Austin, TX, January 2018
Why Noah works in study abroad: I believe in the transformational potential of education abroad.
Advice for students preparing to go abroad: Pay close attention to the built environment of your destination. It will reveal a great deal about what your host community values.
One of the most important lessons Noah learned while studying abroad or traveling: I learned to be comfortable with ambiguity.