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Global Learning

BCTC Global Learning is here to serve immigrant, international, and emerging multilingual students. We also provide leadership and support global initiatives.

BCTC Global Learning

BCTC Global Learning is here to serve refugees, immigrants, international, and emerging multilingual students. We also provide leadership and support global initiatives.

Our programs focus on:

  • Study abroad and study away planning and support
  • Creating and connecting to global experiential learning
  • Cross-cultural workshops and opportunities for collaboration
  • International partnerships for the college community 

We recognize, embrace, and support the experiences and needs of our global learners. We do this by providing safe, creative spaces for personal & professional growth. Your community has a home at BCTC.

The Global Learning Center houses the following programs/services:

  • Latinx and Immigrant Services Office (LISO)
  • International Student Services
  • Northern Migrant Education Regional Center
  • Refugee Career Pathways
  • Student Abroad and Global Learning Initiatives
  • Community College Initiative Program
  • Immigrants Career Navigation

Our home is at Newtown Campus in Classroom Building 103/104. We're in the Multicultural and Global Learning Center (MGLC). The MGLC is a collaboration between Global Learning and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

group photo of global learning staff

Global Learning Staff

Photo caption: BCTC Global Learning staff.
From left to right: Danni Quintos, Carlos Aguilar, Erin Howard, Brian Schanding, Patrick Irakiza, Mary K. Porter, Laura Puente, and Sarah Galvin. 

Global Learning Photos

Interested in seeing photos of our students, staff, and past events?

Visit our Global Learning collection on Flickr! (new window)

Instagram

Stay connected! @bctcglobal (new window)

Featured Resources

For a comprehensive list, please visit our Community Resources page.

Global Learning

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Contact Us

Contact us with any questions or concerns. 

Global Learning Center

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Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

erin.howard@kctcs.edu

(859) 246-6436

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Languages: English / 日本語 (Japanese)

ashley.mcqueary@kctcs.edu

(859) 246-4616

Classroom Building 103D | Newtown Campus 

Latinx and Immigrant Services Office

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Languages: Spanish / English

ruth.gonzalez@kctcs.edu

(859) 246-4645

Classroom Building 103E | Newtown Campus

Northern Migrant Education Center

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Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

laura.puente@kctcs.edu

Office: (859) 246-4652

Cell: (859) 576-9638

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Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

jessica.landwehr@kctcs.edu

Office: (859) 246-4616

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

diana.copher@kctcs.edu

Office: (859) 246-6693

Cell: (859) 447-7168

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Languages/Idiomas: English / Español

alex.swetnam@kctcs.edu

Cell: (859) 447-7168

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Languages/Idiomas: English / Spanish 

caterina.lunari@kctcs.edu 

Office: (859)-246-6331 

Cell: (859)-317-3593 

Refugee Career Pathway

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Languages: French / English

karissa.porter@kctcs.edu

Office: (859) 246-6323

Classroom Building 103D | Newtown Campus 

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sarah.yasin@kctcs.edu

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Languages: English

otriumphabatan0001@kctcs.edu

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Languages: Dari-Farsi / Pashto / English

sara.toori@kctcs.edu

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Community College Initiative Program

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Languages: English / Arabic  

yahia.morsy@kctcs.edu  

(859) 246-6446 

Classroom Building 104B | Newtown Campus 

Immigrant Career Navigation

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Languages: English / Spanish 

eddy.andrade@kctcs.edu

Classroom Building 103H | Newtown Campus