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Office of Global Education Initiatives



Dr. Helen Gaudette is the Director of the Queens College Office of Global Education Initiatives. In this capacity, she works with faculty to oversee, coordinate, and assess Queens College’s study abroad and international exchange programs. Gaudette manages programs and relationships with partner institutions, keeps faculty informed about programs, and supports faculty’s advising for study abroad. In addition, she advertises and promotes study abroad, internships, and service learning opportunities to current and prospective students, and implements crisis management policies and practices. A full-time member of the Queens College Department of History, she has taught various faculty-led study abroad courses in France, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, and Spain. In 2007, she won the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is also the winner of the 2013 Fulbright US - Japan International Education Administrator Award and was a AIEA Neal Presidential Fellow from 2013-2014.​

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Moto Kobayashi is an administrator in the International Exchange Division at Tohoku University.  In 2014, she started a 2-year training program for university administrators known as LEAP (Long-term Educational Administrator Program).  For LEAP, she spent one year of training in the International Affair Division of the Japanese Ministry of Education, then came to the U.S. for overseas training, which began with English classes and a course on American higher education at Montana State University.  After 2 months of training at MSU, she is now doing an eight-month internship at the Queens College Office of Global Education Initiatives.  While at QC, she will learn about creating and sustaining academic agreements and university partnerships.  Moto received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Sophia University in Tokyo.  She enjoys playing golf and watching opera and ballet.


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Hours: (M-F) 9:30-5:30  |  (Sat-Sun) Closed
Bldg: King Hall    Room: 209
Phone: (718) 570-0550

Staff Directory

Helen Gaudette
(718) 570-0551

Moto Kobayashi
LEAP Intern
(718) 570-0550


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