Study Abroad

About Us

Marist offers a variety of study abroad experiences that support a broad range of educational objectives, with program offerings on six continents. We offer semester, full academic year, summer, and short-term study abroad programs, enabling students of any major to study abroad and graduate according to their planned schedule. Marist’s flagship abroad location in Florence offers Bachelor’s Degree programs in select Majors, and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies. Additionally, Marist offers unique Freshman Year Abroad experiences in its Florence and Dublin locations.


Mission Statement

The Marist Office of International Programs promotes international engagement and academic, personal, and professional growth through a rich offering of rigorous and reflective intercultural experiences both abroad and at home. 


Marist Abroad (NY)

John Peters, PhD

Dean of International Programs
Acting Dean of Marist Italy
Associate Professor of Economics
845.575.3330 (tel)

James Morrow-Polio
Associate Director of International Programs
845.575.3330 (tel)

Caitlin Paul
Coordinator of Short-Term, Summer, and Provider Programs
845.575.3330 (tel)

Diane Ralston
Coordinator of Florence Semester Abroad and Venice Biennale Programs
845.575.3330 (tel)

Wanjiku Wainana
Coordinator of Freshman Year Abroad and Italy Degree Programs
845.575.3330 (tel)

Karen Feo
Administrative Assistant of International Programs
845.575.3330 (tel)

Ruth Watts
Office Assistant of International Programs
845.575.3330 (tel)


Marist Ireland (Dublin)

Shane Duffy
Director of Marist Ireland
845.575.3330 (tel)



Marist Italy (Florence)

Vanessa Nichol-Peters, PhD
Director of Marist Italy
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Elisa Checcacci
Interim Assistant Director of Marist Italy
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Veronica Ranucci
Interim Student Services Coordinator of Marist Italy
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Autumn Wood
Residence Life Coordinator of Marist Italy
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Brad Miller (on leave during Academic Year 2022-2023)
Assistant Director of Marist Italy
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Marist Spain (Madrid)

Isabel Carrasco, PhD
Director of Marist Spain
845.575.3330 (tel)