Director of Study Abroad
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., Unveristy of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., Middlebury College
D.M.L., Middlebury College
Rosemary Sands has been with St. Norbert College since 1993, where she has served in various capacities relating to international education. She was named director of study abroad in June 2002.
Previously she was an adjunct and visiting instructor in modern foreign languages and literatures, teaching both Spanish and Italian, and she also served as director of undergraduate international education from 1996 to 1999. She earned her doctorate in Spanish and Italian at Middlebury College. Her dissertation, La desamortización eclesiástica de Juan Álvarez Mendizábal: su impacto sobre la Orden Premonstratense en la España del siglo XIX, deals with the history of the Norbertine order in Spain.
Sands is the NAFSA consular liaison to the Italian Consulate in Chicago, serving an 11-state region. She is also on the academic advisory board for Study Abroad Italy and on the board of directors for SQUOLA Center for Contemporary Italian Studies, Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy.
As the director of study abroad, her favorite part of the job is witnessing the effect that a semester abroad has on her students in terms of broadening their horizons, making them more self-assured and mature and helping them to view the world through the eyes of a global citizen.