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Jacob Zarate

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International Coordinator

Partnership & Exchange Programs

Jacob was raised in Tempe and is a graduate of ASU. He is a proud Global Education Office (GEO) alumnus, having worked in the office as a student worker. Before starting in his new role with GEO, Jacob worked with incoming students and families in ASU Admission Services. When he is not working in and around education, Jacob is fond of the arts and spending quality time with friends.


  • B.A., Geography; Arizona State University
  • B.A., Global Studies; Arizona State University

International Experience

  • Awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant to teach English and serve as a cultural ambassador to high school students in Spain.
  • Participated in a high school exchange program, interned with the US State Department, and taught English in Ecuador.
  • Studied abroad and taught English in México.
  • Traveled to Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Why Jacob works in global education: I was fortunate to have many positive experiences living, studying, and working abroad during my time as a student at ASU. I want to provide the same excellent institutional and personal support that I received to current and future students as they develop academically, personally, and professionally through global education.

Advice for students preparing to go abroad: Like an exam, your experience abroad can be less stressful when you do your homework and reading ahead of time. Also, if you do not already have one, a portable charger is your friend!

One of the most important lessons Jacob learned while studying abroad or traveling: Whatever your destination, take some time to enjoy the journey.

Appointment Times: Mondays 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Fridays (virtual) 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Email: Jzarate1@asu.edu

Phone: (602) 543-4627

Meet with Jacob to discuss year-long, semester and summer partnership and exchange program options in Europe (Portugal, Spain), Caribbean (Bermuda, Turks & Caicos), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru), and Global Virtual Internships (last names M-Z).