The International Student Experience
Angela Yang-Handy Dean of Experiential Learning & Institutional Research, Director of the Global Engagement Office (GEO), NMHAngela Yang-HandyDean of Experiential Learning & Institutional Research, Director of the Global Engagement Office (GEO), NMH
Dr. Angela Yang-Handy serves as the director of the Global Engagement Office as part of her Dean of Experiential Learning and Institutional Research role at Northfield Mount Hermon. As director of the Global Engagement Office (GEO), she oversees international student support and services (including serving as the Principal Designated School Official for F-1 students), NMH’s array of study abroad programs, and the provision of globally-themed events.
Angela has presented and published on a range of international student topics through TABS, NAIS, AISNE and NAFSA, the Association for International Educators. Her most recent publications on international students include: Introduction to American Life for High School Students: A Guide to American Culture, Adjustment and Engagement (NAFSA Secondary School series, summer 2018), Best Practices for Secondary School Recruitment (NAFSA International Educator magazine, summer 2019), Mobile Forces, which explored the growing diversity of international students with a focus on Third-Culture Kids (NAIS Independent School magazine, fall 2019), and Attending to the Health and Wellness of International Students (NAIS website, winter 2020). During 2019-2020, she served on the NAIS Global Ambassadors Advisory Working Group.
Angela holds a doctorate in Education Policy and Leadership with a specialization in International Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an M.A. and B.A. in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, and a graduate certificate from UMass Amherst in Advanced Feminist Studies.
While Angela has studied and worked in international education for most of her career, she has also coordinated programs in experiential education, service learning, multicultural student affairs, admissions, residential life, and academic advising. Prior to NMH, she worked in higher education at a few universities and colleges in the northeast, as the CEO of a for-profit after-school tutorial franchise in the Philippines, and with a range of educational and community-based non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad.