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Welcome Emily! Center’s new Corbett Canadian Studies Program Manager

Emily Schifferling Tahadian Photo 2016

February 5, 2018

Emily Schifferling is the new Corbett Canadian Studies Program Manager. She is excited to build a vibrant and robust study abroad fellowship through the Corbett British Columbia–Washington International Exchange Program. Emily aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of the differences and similarities between American and Canadian cultures, and is committed to increasing student involvement and competence on local and global topics shared by Canadian and American societies.

After growing up on a small farm in Oregon and graduating from Seattle University with a BA in psychology, Emily worked for two years as an English instructor in Japan. Her interest in international education systems led her to work in India, where she helped found the Cambridge International Examinations Psychology Department at Trivandrum International School and served as head of the department for three years. She then spent two years as an American culture instructor in Taif, Saudi Arabia. Her experience in Saudi Arabia inspired her current research on returning female Saudi Arabian graduates of American education systems and how they navigate their employment searches and prospects before, during, and after their completion of studies on US soil. This research is the focus of Emily’s MS thesis in Global and International Education, which she is currently working towards at Drexel University.

Emily also serves as study abroad programmer at Edmonds Community College, developing and marketing student exchange, faculty-led, and consortium-led programs.

The Corbett British Columbia–Washington International Exchange Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Washington (UW) to spend two semesters at the University of British Columbia (UBC) or University of Victoria (UVic), and for students from UBC and UVic to spend three quarters at the UW.