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Meet the Team

The OIP staff warmly welcomes you to Seton Hall. We are ready to assist you in your study abroad and international scholar needs. Please come in during our office hours or make an appointment to meet with our staff to discuss any questions you may have about the programs offered by the office.

Maria Bouzas-Sbrigato
Director of International Programs/PDSO/RO

Maria has served as the Director of the Office of International Programs since 2012. She oversees study abroad as well as international student and scholar services at Seton Hall University. As an alumna of Seton Hall University, Maria received her Master's in International Relations. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware she pursued a study abroad year in Japan.  Her study abroad experience and triple degree in Italian, Spanish and Japanese led her to pursue a career in student mobility. Maria speaks five languages and loves to travel! Some of her adventures have led her to Israel, Turkey, Peru, South Korea, numerous countries in Europe and more! Maria's favorite part about her job is encouraging students who have never traveled abroad to get out and see the world.

Favorite place to travel: Greece

Douglas Cantelmo
Assistant Director of International Programs /DSO/ARO

Doug joined the Office of International Programs in March 2021. In his role as Assistant Director, Doug supports the mission and operations of OIP for both study abroad and international students. Doug is a double alumnus of St. John's University and spent over five years at his alma mater growing, designing and leading immersive study abroad programs on-the-ground in Rome. Beyond Italy, Doug has traveled through five continents and is excited to share his passion for international education with the Seton Hall community. He is focused on creating engaging platforms for cultural immersion and sustainable travel practices. Doug is here to help every Seton Hall student translate their passions into life-changing international experiences!

Favorite place to travel: Italy

Carolina Barba
Student Worker

Carolina joined the Office of International Programs on the Spring of 2019. She has held many responsibilities through her time on the team including assisting the public relations and marketing efforts and communicating with current and prospective international students. Carolina is passionate about traveling, learning new languages and cooking. After graduation she plans to pursue her Master's in Marketing and International Business and ultimately work at a multinational company and build her own company!

Area of Study: Marketing and Minor in International Business Spring 2022
Favorite place to travel: South America

Annie Hebel
Student Worker

Annie joined the Office of International Programs in the fall of 2021. She primarily works assisting students in the study abroad process, helping with information sessions and communicating with students. She also helps with communications and marketing projects and corresponds with current and prospective international students. Beyond OIP, Annie is the International News editor for the Diplomatic Envoy and enjoys yoga and motorsports. After graduation, she hopes to go to law school and pursue a career in immigration law.

Area of Study: Diplomacy and International Relations, minors in Spanish and Communications
Favorite place to travel: Central America