Rachel Gould

Director of Study Abroad, International Programs and Extended Studies

Phone:(607) 274-3306
E-mail:rgould@ithaca.edu
Office:206 Job Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

Background

Welcome! I am the Director of Study Abroad in the Office of International Programs. In addition to my work in International Programs, I also teach Italian in the Deparment of Modern Languages and Literatures. I have an M.A.T. in Italian from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a B.A. in Italian from the State University of New York at Albany.

Having had extraordinary study abroad experiences as part of my own undergraduate education, I strongly believe that study abroad is the best thing a student can do while in college. Regardless of major, current interests, or future plans, a summer, semester, or year abroad is an invaluable experience for any student. My goal is to make the possiblity of study abroad a reality for all Ithaca College students who are interested in pursuing this unique educational experience.

Study Abroad

I encourage all students who are interested in studying abroad to first attend an informational session, in order to learn about the range of study abroad options available at Ithaca College (dates and times available in the Office of International Programs). After having attended an informational session, the next step is to schedule an appointment to meet with me, so we can discuss each student's individual study abroad interests and needs. I have office hours every day, and appointments can be scheduled by calling the office at 247-3306, or by emailing me at rgould@ithaca.edu.

Study Abroad Resources

For students in my Italian classes:

I encourage you to see me during my office hours for extra help or to discuss any problems you may encounter in class. If my office hours are inconvenient for you, let me know, and we can set up an appointment at a time that will work for both of us. Please keep in mind that this class is about learning to communicate in Italian. Don't concentrate too much on getting it right - the most important thing you can do is to use the Italian you are learning to express yourself as best you can. Ask questions, and don't be afraid of mistakes - it's impossible to learn a new language without making many of them. I strongly believe that everyone is capable of learning another language, and will work with you to help you find the method of language learning that will work best for you.