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Study Abroad Advisor
Cherelle is the Study Abroad Advisor for the Valpo Study Center programs in Hangzhou, China and San Jose, Costa Rica, as well as semester programs in Spanish-speaking countries and some partner/affiliate programs. She also oversees day-to-day office operations and supervises the study abroad student staff. Prior to working at Valpo, Cherelle did a one-year internship in Wuhu, China as a Business English teacher and advisor to businessmen/women aspiring to go abroad for business trips. During her time there, she did event planning for English intercultural immersion workshops for clients which she mentored and prepared for success and intensive learning. She has a B.A. in Spanish Studies and Chinese Linguistics from Ball State University and an M.A. in Mandarin Chinese Applied Linguistics from Harbin Normal University in Harbin, China, which was a four-year program. During her period as an undergrad, Cherelle spent Spring break in China for a faculty led language and cultural immersion program and went on an exchange program through Ball State and the Kentucky Institute for International Studies for a summer semester in Segovia, Spain studying Spanish linguistics, phonetics and the history of Spain.