Thandiwe Dinani (Ph.D. '16) oversees the global engagement office at Utah Valley University. This entails study abroad, international internships, global spotlights (each year a certain country is highlighted and numerous events/speakers are offered to enhance community learning) and dual language immersion program support.
Thandiwe shares, "Biola helped prepare me for this role throughout numerous courses — as I began the program, I really wanted to understand non-western perspectives. As I continued through the program, I found the course content valuable not only for myself, but for others to learn similar perspectives. Throughout my studies, my desire to work in fields that foster greater intercultural understanding in both domestic and international studies continued to grow. In addition, program content helped me form a personal philosophy and commitment to developing wholistic, respectful and balanced programs and provide intercultural training for faculty and students."