Staff Directory

How to Contact Us

NOTE FOR 2021-22:

WORLD is ready to assist you with any questions you have about study abroad, international student and scholar services, and campus internationalization efforts! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WORLD prefers to meet with students virtually whenever possible.

If you need an in-person appointment, WORLD is available by appointment. During an in-person meeting, please be sure to wear a mask and observe social distancing. We will try to keep meetings short to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19. Weather permitting, we may ask that longer meetings take place outside. You can sign up for a virtual or in-person meeting using the links below.

 

WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning is open Monday through Friday between 8:00 A.M and 4:30 P.M. and is located on Bert Fish Drive, in the row of houses across from the pool and Rinker parking lot. 

Individual contact information should be only used for administrative purposes. If you are a prospective international, study abroad or exchange student, please use our contact form. Otherwise, please direct your inquiry to one of the following email addresses, depending on your needs:

 

Paula Hentz

Director of International Learning
Phone: 386-822-7012 | Email: [email protected] | Set up a Meeting with Paula

As the director, Paula serves as senior international officer for the DeLand campus and principal advisor on comprehensive campus internationalization. She provides leadership of WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning and campus internationalization initiatives. She facilitates strategic global partnerships and provides administrative oversight of the international student exchange and study abroad programs, international faculty exchange and faculty development, and the international learning scholarship program.

Paula is originally from Wisconsin and earned her bachelor's degree in African American studies and history from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and her master's degree in counseling and personnel services (focusing on college student personnel) from the University of Maryland- College Park. During her time at UW- Madison, she spent an academic year studying abroad at the University of Warwick in England, and following her graduation, spent a year teaching English in South Korea. Her interests include traveling, reading, and watching movies. She has been a member of the WORLD team since July 2012.

Wendy Viggiano

Program Coordinator of International Learning
Phone: 386-822-8166 | Email: [email protected] | Set up a Meeting with Wendy

As the program coordinator at WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning, Viggiano supports the development, planning, and implementation of faculty-led study abroad programs, supervises the WORLD Student Ambassadors and works closely with various departments on campus to increase awareness and participation in global learning initiatives including Peace Corps Prep. 

Wendy Viggiano studied abroad in Florence, Italy and has traveled to many countries through her work in the field. She holds a MS in higher postsecondary education and a BS in communication and rhetorical studies, both from Syracuse University.  Her interests include spending time with her 2 children and husband, gardening, theater, and cooking.