Daniel Schwartz, Director of Retention
Languages: English & Chinese
Welcome to Minnesota! Do you have a question about your exchange? or your J-visa? or the Friendship Family Program? or do you just have a great story to tell about your time in Minnesota? Come find me in the Kearney International Center! I'm the Sponsored Student Specialist and I do advising for any student holding a J-visa. Additionally, I coordinate the Friendship Family Program. Back in 2008, I began my journey into the world of international student education. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, I completed a TEFL certification and moved to China to teach English and learn Chinese, returning to the U.S. in 2012. Finally, I came to Mankato to pursue a masters degree in Experiential Education. I love talking about language learning, cultural transitions, oriental history and culture, and experiential education. Some of my hobbies include outdoor sports, travel adventures, Christian discipleship, and watching things grow (so that I can cook them and eat them). I look forward to getting to know you and your story!