Merle Peitsmeyer, current Interim Center Director at IES Abroad Freiburg, has been promoted to Center Director of IES Abroad Freiburg. In this role, she will oversee the unified IES Abroad Freiburg Center and European Union, Language & Area Studies, and Environmental Studies & Sustainability programs.
As Interim Center Director, Merle has provided consistent and strong leadership in key strategic and operational matters to best serve the IES Abroad Freiburg merged enterprise. Since 2002, Merle has worked in multiple capacities at IES Abroad. Among her many accomplishments, Merle was instrumental in designing our Environment Studies & Science academic program, in addition to managing IES Abroad’s relationship with Universität Freiburg, which allows our students the opportunity to enroll in courses with local students in a variety of disciplines.
She studied abroad at a young age in Brazil and Southern California, and carried out various internships in the U.S., which ignited her passion for international education. Merle is an alumna of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg with a degree in Political Science and English.
Join us in congratulating Merle in her permanent role as Center Director!
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