Faculty and Staff

Michael Girsch

Michael Girsch

Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations
Arizona, USA
MAE in Post-Secondary Education: Student Affairs
University of Northern Iowa, 2006. (IA, USA)
B.A. in Communications/Electronic Media
University of Northern Iowa, 2000. (IA, USA)
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Michael joined The School for Field Studies in June of 2014. Prior to joining SFS, he served as an Institutional Relations Regional Director for GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and spent 7 years in Arizona State University’s Study Abroad Office. At ASU, Michael worked with faculty, staff and students and coordinated all aspects of exchange, provider, faculty directed and internship programs abroad.

Michael’s international educational experience began as an undergraduate when he spent a semester studying in Wales at the University of Swansea. It was during this experience that he gained a love of travel and an interest in the administrative side of international programs. After the completion of his undergraduate degree in communications/electronic media at the University of Northern Iowa, Michael worked in the feature film business in Minneapolis and Los Angeles. However, his love for study abroad led him back to his alma mater to complete a Master’s degree in post-secondary education: student affairs. During his graduate work, Michael completed an internship in Liverpool, England and attended a Spanish language institute in Cuzco, Peru.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys playing basketball, listening to music and enjoying the Arizona sunshine with his family.